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Mount Wisting 95307
Basic information Name: Mount Wisting 95307
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: WSG 95307
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1995
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 34.1 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 21(1)  (1998)  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)
Writeuphelp
Writeup from AMN 21(1):

Sample No.:

WSG96307 [this is probably a typo - Ed.]

Location:

Mount Wisting

Dimensions (cm):

4.0x3.5x 1

Weight (g):

34.1

Meteorite Type:

L3.8 Chondrite


Macroscopic Description: Carol Schwarz
Fifty percent of the exterior of this meteorite has black fusion crust, the other 50% is dark brown with light clasts/chondrules on the surface. The interior is medium gray with some dark and light inclusions/chondrules. Chondrules are abundant. A thin vein of metal runs through the interior.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Brian Mason
WSG95305 - Cross-Polarized LightThe section shows a close-packed aggregate of chondrules and chondrule fragments (up to 2.5 mm across) in a dark matrix containing a small amount of nickel-iron and troilite. The meteorite is considerably weathered, with brown limonitic staining throughout the section. Microprobe analyses show olivine and pyroxene of variable composition: olivine, Fa18-26,, mean Fa22; pyroxene, Fs11-22.. The meteorite is classified as an L3 chondrite (estimated L3.8).

Data from:
  MB82
  Table A1
  Line 495:
Origin or pseudonym:Upper Wisting
Mass (g):34.1
Class:L3.8
Weathering grade:B
Fayalite (mol%):18-26
Ferrosilite (mol%):11-22
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 21(1) (1998), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 82, MAPS 33, A221-A240 (1998)
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Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (86° 27'S, 165° 26'W)
     Recommended::   (86° 27'S, 165° 26'W)

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