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Buckley Island 10942
Basic information Name: Buckley Island 10942
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: BUC 10942
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 95.4 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 36(1)  (2013)  L6
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10992 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
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Writeup from AMN 102:
Sample Number BUC 10942
Newsletter 36,1
Location Buckley Island
Field Number 21407
Dimensions 4.2 x 3.3 x 2.6
Weight 95.45
Original Classification L6 Chondrite
Mineral Composition (%Fa &  %Fs)
Fayalite (mol%): 24-25; Ferrosilite (mol%): 20
Macroscopic Description - Cecilia Satterwhite
The exterior has black/brown fusion crust and rusty areas. The interior is a dark gray matrix with some oxidation and metal.
Thin Section Description (,2) - Cari Corrigan and Linda Welzenbach
This meteorite is a shock blackened ordinary (L6?) chondrite. There is a linear fabric to the section. Olivine in the section is of composition Fa24-25, pyroxenes are Fs20Wo1-2.
Antarctic Meteorite Images for Sample BUC 10942
Lab Group Photo of Sample BUC 10942 Displaying North Orientation  Thin Section Photo of Sample BUC 10942 in Plane-Polarized Light with 1.25X Magnification  Thin Section Photo of Sample BUC 10942 in Reflected Light with 1.25X Magnification  Thin Section Photo of Sample BUC 10942 in Cross-Polarized Light with 1.25X Magnification 
Thin Section Photo of Sample BUC 10942 in Plane-Polarized Light with 2.5X Magnification  Thin Section Photo of Sample BUC 10942 in Reflected Light with 2.5X Magnification  Thin Section Photo of Sample BUC 10942 in Cross-Polarized Light with 2.5X Magnification 
Data from:
  MB102
  Table 0
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Date:2010
Mass (g):95.4
Pieces:1
Class:L6
Weathering grade:B/C
Fayalite (mol%):24-25
Ferrosilite (mol%):20
Classifier:SI
Type spec mass (g):95.4
Type spec location:JSC
Main mass:JSC
Finder:ANSMET
Comments:Submitted by AMN
Institutions
   and collections
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 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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