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Miller Range 07705
Basic information Name: Miller Range 07705
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MIL 07705
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2007
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 134.8 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 31(2)  (2008)  LL6
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 96  (2009)  LL6
Recommended:  LL6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 2857 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as LL6.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Field number: 17975
Approved 8 Sep 2008
Writeup from AMN 31(2):
Sample Number MIL 07705
Newsletter 31,2
Location Miller Range
Field Number 17975
Dimensions 6.0 x 5.5 x 4.5
Weight 134.831
Original Classification LL6 Chondrite
Macroscopic Description - Marc Fries and Cecilia Satterwhite
60% of the exterior has a dull black fusion crust. There is some minor rust on one surface and fine-grained matrix is visible in areas without fusion crust. The interior is a fine-grained gray matrix with melt veins and some lighter colored mm sized clasts. Metal grains/sulfides and minor rust are visible.
Thin Section (,6) Description - Tim McCoy, Linda Welzenbach, Cari Corrigan, and Rhiannon Mayne
The meteorite is an LL6 chondrite (Fa30, Fs24) which has a network of shock melt veins, one of which traverses the entire section, reaches a width of 1.5 mm and is composed entirely of iron sulfide, presumably troilite.

Antarctic Meteorite Images for Sample MIL 07705
MIL07705,6_5x_ref.jpg  MIL07705,6_2.5x_ref.jpg  MIL07705,6_2.5x_xpl.jpg  MIL07705,6_2.5x_ppl.jpg 
mil07705,0b.jpg  mil07705,0e.jpg  mil07705,0n.jpg  mil07705,0pie.jpg 
mil07705,0pie1.jpg  mil07705,0s.jpg  mil07705,0t.jpg  mil07705,0w.jpg 
MIL07705,6_5x_xpl.jpg  MIL07705,6_5x_ppl.jpg 
Data from:
  Table 5
  Line 512:
Mass (g):134.8
Weathering grade:A/B
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 31(2) (2008), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 96, MAPS 44, 1355-1397 (2009)
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     Recommended::   (83° 18' 59"S, 155° 29' 17"E)

     This is 1 of 43499 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 3802 unapproved names)
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