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Grove Mountains 020099
Basic information Name: Grove Mountains 020099
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: GRV 020099
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: Antarctica [Collected by Chinese Antarctic Research Expedition (CARE)]
Mass:help 23.5 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  Pallasite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Pallasite
Recommended:  Pallasite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 51 approved meteorites classified as Pallasite.   [show all]
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Writeup from MB 89:

Grove Mountains 020099

Antarctica

Found 2003

Pallasite

This meteorite weighs 23.5 g, and has an irregular shape without any fusion crust. Large greenish crystals of olivine appear on the surface. Classification and Mineralogy (CAS): It consists of metallic Fe-Ni and olivine in nearly equal proportions. The metal shows a Widmanstatten pattern with ~25 μm kamacite bandwidths. Olivine is 0.5 - 1.2 mm in size. Mineral chemistry: kamacite, 4.72-5.64 wt% Ni, 0.63-0.79 wt% Co; taenite, 9.19-48.7 wt% Ni, 0.18-0.68 wt% Co; olivine, Fa11.2±0.1.

Data from:
  MB89
  Table 4
  Line 16:
Date:6 Jan 2003
Latitude:72°59'51"S
Longitude:75°12'15"E
Mass (g):23.5
Class:Pallasite
Classifier:B. Miao, Y. Lin, R. Lu and D. Wang, CAS
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CAS: Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100029, China (institutional address; updated 16 Oct 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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Antarctica
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     Recommended::   (72° 59' 51"S, 75° 12' 15"E)

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     This is 1 of 39173 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 5051 unapproved names)
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