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Grove Mountains 020171
Basic information Name: Grove Mountains 020171
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: GRV 020171
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: Antarctica [Collected by Chinese Antarctic Research Expedition (CARE)]
Mass:help 0.55 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 95  (2009)  Mesosiderite
Recommended:  Mesosiderite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 180 approved meteorites classified as Mesosiderite.   [show all]
Search for other: Mesosiderites, Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 23 Dec 2008
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Writeup from MB online:

Grove Mountains 020171 (GRV 020171)        72° 58' 34"S,  75° 15' 59"E

Antarctica

Found: 7 January 2003

Classification: Mesosiderite

History: The meteorite was recovered by X. Qin on blue ice in Grove Mountains. It has an irregular shape with no fusion crust. It weighs 0.55 g.

Petrography: The meteorite contains 18.9 vol% metallic Fe-Ni and troilite. The silicate fraction consists of large fragments mainly of low-Ca pyroxene, augite and plagioclase with less abundant silica. Low-Ca pyroxene fragments are heterogeneous, ranging up to 1.5 mm in maximum dimensions. Most of low-Ca pyroxene fragments are hypersthene and bronzite. Some pyroxene fragments show exsolution of augite. Minor chromite occurs, mainly close to metal.

Geochemistry: Low-Ca pyroxene (n=38, Fs24.3-56.6, average=Fs33.3; Wo1.8-6.6, average=Wo3.0), High-Ca pyroxene (n=10, Fs19.9-27.9, average=Fs25.1; Wo39.1-42.3, average=Wo40.9), Plagioclase (n=27, An88.3-95.7, average= An91.7; Ab4.0-11.1, average=Ab7.9; Or0.2-0.8, average=Or0.4).

Classification: Achondrite (Mesosiderite); minimally weathered.

Specimens: All of the sample mass and a polished thin section are on deposit at PRIC.

Data from:
  MB95
  Table 5
  Line 3:
Date:1/7/2003
Latitude:72°58'34"S
Longitude:75°15'59"E
Mass (g):0.55
Pieces:1
Class:Mesosiderite
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W2
Ferrosilite (mol%):33.3 (24.3-56.6)
Wollastonite (mol%):3 (1.8-6.6)
Classifier:BeiAP
Type spec location:PRIC
Main mass:PRIC
Institutions
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PRIC: Polar Research Institute of China, 451 Jinqiao Road, Shanghai 200129, China; Website (institutional address; updated 9 Apr 2013)
BeiAP: Beijing Astronomical Planetarium, Beijing, China (institutional address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 95, MAPS 44, 429-462 (2009)
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Geography:

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Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (72° 58' 34"S, 75° 15' 59"E)

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     This is 1 of 38937 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 5051 unapproved names)
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