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Miller Range 090002
Basic information Name: Miller Range 090002
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MIL 090002
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 3.97 kg
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 34(2)  (2011)  Pallasite
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  Pallasite
Recommended:  Pallasite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 51 approved meteorites classified as Pallasite.   [show all]
Search for other: Metal-rich meteorites, Pallasites
Comments: Field number: 18831
Approved 10 Sep 2011
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Writeup from AMN 34(2):
Sample Number MIL 090002
Newsletter 34,2
Location Miller Range
Field Number 18831
Dimensions 10.0 x 16.0 x 13.0
Weight 3970.98
Original Classification Pallasite
Pairing MIL 090002, MIL 090029, MIL 090817
Macroscopic Description - Cari Corrigan, Tim McCoy, Nicole Lunning and Linda Welzenbach
These meteorites are pallasites with common exterior morphology and weathering. They all exhibit a very weathered, rusty exterior with extensive removal of olivine, leaving voids that range in size from a few millimeters to many centimeters. The larger cavities probably resulted from extensive olivine removal during physical and chemical weathering and weathering of any residual metallic matrix. Sections were made from the two largest stones, and since all were found proximal, the smallest was not sectioned.
Thin Section (,2) Description - Cari Corrigan, Tim McCoy, Nicole Lunning and Linda Welzenbach
These meteorites are similar enough to share a description. These slices exhibit fragmental, angular olivine grains ranging in size from 100 microns to 5 cm. Olivine grains exhibit minimal iron oxide staining. Interstitial to these olivine grains are euhedral and irregular chromites, as well as troilite and schreibersite. Olivine is Fa12-13. The meteorites are pallasites, probably members of the main group.
Antarctic Meteorite Images for Sample MIL 090002
Lab Photo of Sample MIL 090002 Showing Bottom View  Lab Photo of Sample MIL 090002 Showing East View  Lab Photo of Sample MIL 090002 Showing North View  Lab Photo of Sample MIL 090002 Showing South View 
Lab Photo of Sample MIL 090002 Showing Top View  Lab Photo of Sample MIL 090002 Showing West View 
Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 572:
Date:2009
Mass (g):3971
Pieces:1
Class:Pallasite
Weathering grade:B
Fayalite (mol%):12-13
Classifier:SI
Type spec mass (g):3971
Type spec location:JSC
Main mass:JSC
Finder:ANSMET
Comments:Submitted by AMN
Institutions
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JSC: Mailcode KT, 2101 NASA Parkway, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX 77058, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 3 Sep 2013)
SI: Department of Mineral Sciences, NHB-119, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 16 Jan 2012)
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 34(2) (2011), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (83° 22' 44"S, 156° 22' 48"E)

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