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Buckley Island 10935
Basic information Name: Buckley Island 10935
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: BUC 10935
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 362 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 36(1)  (2013)  L6
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10994 approved meteorites (plus 6 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 25 Feb 2013
Revised 30 Aug 2013: New description added from AMN 36(2)
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Writeup from AMN 36(2):
Sample Number BUC 10935
Newsletter 36,1
Location Buckley Island
Field Number 21446
Dimensions 4.0 x 2.9 x 2.0
Weight 362.40
Original Classification L6 chondrite
Pairing BUC 10934, BUC 10935, BUC 10937, BUC 10939, BUC 10948, BUC 10951
Mineral Composition (%Fa &  %Fs)
Fayalite (mol%): 24-25; Ferrosilite (mol%): 20
Weathering
B/C
Fracturing
B/Ce
Macroscopic Description - Kathleen McBride and Cecilia Satterwhite
All of the exteriors of these chondrites have shiny brown/black weathered fusion crust with oxidation haloes, rust and fractures. The interiors have a rusty black/brown matrix with oxidation, fractures and metal.
Thin Section Description (,2) - Cari Corrigan and Linda Welzenbach
These sections consist of chondrules and chondrule fragments. Many of the silicates are mosaicized. In some, clasts are obvious (up to 1 cm), with melt veins present only in some sections. One obvious area of the section exhibits metal sulfide melt textures and some sections (BUC 10934, for example) exhibit metal and sulfides that appear slightly aligned into a petrofabric, with obvious fracturing in a direction perpendicular to the alignment of metal/sulfide. BUC 10939 shows sulfide mobility along abundant small fractures, with immiscibility textures evident in those veins. Olivine compositions are Fa23-24, pyroxene Fs20Wo1. These meteorites are similar enough to warrant initial pairing. The meteorites are shock blackened L6 chondrites.
Antarctic Meteorite Images for Sample BUC 10935
Thin Section Photograph of Sample BUC 10935 in Plane-Polarized Light  Thin Section Photograph of Sample BUC 10935 in Reflected Light  Thin Section Photograph of Sample BUC 10935 in Cross-Polarized Light  Thin Section Photograph of Sample BUC 10935 in Plane-Polarized Light 
Thin Section Photograph of Sample BUC 10935 in Reflected Light  Thin Section Photograph of Sample BUC 10935 in Cross-Polarized Light  East View of Sample BUC 10935  West View of Sample BUC 10935 
Bottom View of Sample BUC 10935  North View of Sample BUC 10935  South View of Sample BUC 10935  Splits View of Sample BUC 10935 
Data from:
  MB102
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Date:2010
Mass (g):362.4
Pieces:1
Class:L6
Weathering grade:B/Ce
Classifier:SI
Type spec mass (g):362.4
Type spec location:JSC
Main mass:JSC
Finder:ANSMET
Comments:Submitted by AMN
Institutions
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JSC: Mailcode KT, 2101 NASA Parkway, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX 77058, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 3 Sep 2013)
SI: Department of Mineral Sciences, NHB-119, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 16 Jan 2012)
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 36(1) (2013), JSC, Houston
Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 36(2) (2013), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 39173 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 5051 unapproved names)

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