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Grove Mountains 020281
Basic information Name: Grove Mountains 020281
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: GRV 020281
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: Antarctica [Collected by Chinese Antarctic Research Expedition (CARE)]
Mass:help 1.79 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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Grove Mountains 020281 (GRV 020281)        72° 58' 44"S,  75° 15' 39"E

Antarctica

Found: 10 January 2003

Classification: Mesosiderite

History: A stone of 1.79 g was recovered by Y. Ju on a moraine in Grove Mountains, Antarctica. Part of a black fusion crust remains.

Petrography: (A. Zhang, PMO) The stone contains 52 vol% silicate phases and 48 vol% metal and sulfide. The silicate part consists of low-Ca pyroxene and plagioclase. Most low-Ca pyroxene grains are nearly homogeneous without high-Ca pyroxene exsolution lamellae. Some low-Ca pyroxene grains show chemical zoning.

Geochemistry: (A. Zhang, PMO) Low-Ca pyroxene (En57.4-71.4, average=En61.9±5.0; Fs25.8-40.6, average=Fs35.6±5.2; Wo1.7-4.0, average=Wo2.4±0.6) and plagioclase (An74.9-92.9, average=An82.3±8.1; Ab7.1-25.4, average=Ab17.7±8.1).

Classification: Achondrite (Mesosiderite)

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

Data from:
  MB95
  Table 5
  Line 31:
Date:1/10/2003
Latitude:72°58'44"S
Longitude:75°15'39"E
Mass (g):1.79
Pieces:1
Class:Mesosiderite
Ferrosilite (mol%):25.8-40.6
Wollastonite (mol%):1.7-4.0
Classifier:PMO
Type spec location:PRIC
Main mass:PRIC
Institutions
   and collections
PRIC: Polar Research Institute of China, 451 Jinqiao Road, Shanghai 200129, China; Website (institutional address; updated 9 Apr 2013)
PMO: Purple Mountain Observatory, Nanjing, China (institutional address; updated 16 Dec 2011)
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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' 44"S, 75° 15' 39"E)

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