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Meteorite Hills 001031
Basic information Name: Meteorite Hills 001031
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MET 001031
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 6.3 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 26(2)  (2003)  Mesosiderite
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  Mesosiderite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Mesosiderite
Recommended:  Mesosiderite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 181 approved meteorites classified as Mesosiderite.   [show all]
Search for other: Mesosiderites, Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from AMN 26(2):
Sample No.: MET 001031
Location: Meteorite Hills
Field No.: 12891
Dimensions (cm):   2.0x1.5x1.0
Weight (g): 6.336
Meteorite Type: Mesosiderite
    MET001031

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
Smooth brown/black fusion crust with oxidation haloes covers the exterior of this meteorite. It has a rusty crystalline interior with a high metal content intermingled with small patches of gray matrix.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Tim McCoy, Linda Welzenbach
The section is a breccia composed of angular isolated grains up to 1.5 mm and clasts of orthopyroxene (Fs30Wo2), anorthitic feldspar, metal (with included tetrataenite and schreibersite), troilite and oxides. The meteorite appears to be an isolated clast from a mesosiderite.


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Data from:
  MB88
  Table A1
  Line 589:
Mass (g):6.336
Class:Meso
Weathering grade:C
Ferrosilite (mol%):30
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 26(2) (2003), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
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Antarctica
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     Recommended::   (79° 41'S, 159° 45'E)

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     This is 1 of 38940 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 5051 unapproved names)
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