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Grosvenor Mountains 06054
Basic information Name: Grosvenor Mountains 06054
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: GRO 06054
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2006
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 1319 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 31(1)  (2008)  L3
Recommended:  L3.6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 59 approved meteorites classified as L3.6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 17 Feb 2008
Writeup from AMN 31(1):
Sample No.: GRO 06054
Location: Grosvenor Mountains
Field No.: 19303
Dimensions (cm):   12.5 x 8.0 x 5.0
Weight (g): 1319.4
Meteorite Type:

L3 Chondrite


Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
The exterior has a brown/black fusion crust with polygonal fractures and minor evaporites. The interior is a dark gray to black matrix, loaded with chondrules and inclusions of various colors. The meteorite is moderately hard.


Thin Section (,2) Description: Tim McCoy, Linda Welzenbach and Cari Corrigan
The section exhibits numerous closely-packed, well-defined chondrules of a range of sizes (up to 3 mm) in a black matrix of fine-grained silicates, metal and troilite. Modest shock effects and weathering are present. Silicates are unequilibrated; olivines range from Fa4-28 and pyroxenes from Fs4-23. The meteorite is an L3 chondrite (estimated subtype 3.6).

Thin Section Images

Light GRO 06054
Light GRO 06054
GRO 06054 - Plane-Polarized
GRO 06054 - Cross-Polarized

Lab Images

East View
GRO 06054
North View
GRO 06054
South View
GRO 06054
Splits View
GRO 06054
West View
GRO 06054
GRO 06054 - East View
GRO 06054 - North View
GRO 06054 - South View
GRO 06054 - Splits View
GRO 06054 - West View

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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 31(1) (2008), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 94, MAPS 43, 1551-1588 (2008)
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     This is 1 of 40744 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 4494 unapproved names)

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