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Sandford Cliffs 03472
Basic information Name: Sandford Cliffs 03472
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: SAN 03472
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 195.2 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 29(2)  (2006)  Howardite
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 92  (2007)  Howardite
Recommended:  Howardite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 386 approved meteorites classified as Howardite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, HED achondrites, and Howardites
Comments: Approved 1 Sep 2006
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Writeup from AMN 29(2):
Sample No.: SAN 03472
Location: Sanford Cliffs
Field No.: 14959
Dimensions (cm):   5.5x6.0x2.5
Weight (g): 195.238
Meteorite Type: Howardite


Macroscopic Description: Cecilia Satterwhite
Exterior has brown/black dull fusion crust with rust and fractures. The interior is a fine grained tan matrix with mm sized light, dark and weathered inclusions.


Thin Section (,2) Description: Tim McCoy
The section shows a groundmass of comminuted pyroxene and plagioclase (up to 0.5 mm) with fine- to coarse-grained basaltic clasts ranging up to 1 mm. Most of the pyroxene is orthopyroxene with compositions ranging from Fs20-52Wo1-4 and a single augite of Fs22Wo42. The Fe/Mn ratio of the pyroxene is ~30. Plagioclase is An92Or0.2.



Thin Section Images

Cross-Polarized LightPlane-Polarized Light
SAN 03472 - Cross-Polarized Light SAN 03472 - Plane-Polarized Light



Lab Images

SAN 03472 Image North

Data from:
  MB92
  Table 3
  Line 1204:
Mass (g):195.2
Class:How
Weathering grade:B
Ferrosilite (mol%):20-52
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 29(2) (2006), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 92, MAPS 42, 1647-1694 (2007)
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Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 40719 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 4494 unapproved names)

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