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Grosvenor Mountains 95546
Basic information Name: Grosvenor Mountains 95546
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: GRO 95546
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1995
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 201 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 20(2)  (1997)  L3.8
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 82  (1998)  L3.8
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L3.8
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L3.8
Recommended:  L3.8    [explanation]

This is 1 of 68 approved meteorites classified as L3.8.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
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Writeup from AMN 20(2):
Sample No.:GRO95546
Location:Grosvenor Mountains
Dimensions (cm):7.0x3.0x4.0
Weight (g):200.54
Meteorite Type:L3 Chondrite (estimated L3.8)
gro95546

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
The exterior of this ordinary chondrite has some patches of black fusion crust. Most of the fusion crust has weathered away. Iridescent oxidation halos and some evaporites are present on the exterior surface. The interior is gray with light chondrules ~ 1 mm in size. Rust is abundant especially around the edges and forms an oxidation rind. Some metal is visible.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Brian Mason
The section shows an aggregate of chondrules, chondrule fragments and silicate grains with minor amounts of nickel-iron and troilite. Minor weathering is indicated by some limonitic staining around metal grains. Microprobe analyses show olivine and pyroxene of variable compositions: olivine, Fa9-25, mean Fa19; pyroxene, Fs12-27. The meteorite is classified as an L3 chondrite (estimated L3.8).

Data from:
  MB82
  Table A1
  Line 180:
Origin or pseudonym:Outer Cecily
Mass (g):200.8
Class:L3.8
Weathering grade:B/Ce
Fayalite (mol%):9-25
Ferrosilite (mol%):12-27
Comments:NTL=3.8±0.1
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 20(2) (1997), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 82, MAPS 33, A221-A240 (1998)
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Photograph from unknown source A photo is in the write-up above
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courtesy Dr Carlton Allen, JSC-KT, NASA   
Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (85° 40'S, 175° 0'E)
     Recommended::   (85° 40'S, 175° 0'E)

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     This is 1 of 40129 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 4494 unapproved names)
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