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Sandford Cliffs 03473
Basic information Name: Sandford Cliffs 03473
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: SAN 03473
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 125.4 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 29(2)  (2006)  Diogenite
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 92  (2007)  Diogenite
Recommended:  Diogenite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 444 approved meteorites classified as Diogenite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Diogenites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 1 Sep 2006
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Writeup from AMN 29(2):
Sample No.: SAN 03473
Location: Sanford Cliffs
Field No.: 14903
Dimensions (cm):   5.4x4.0x3.6
Weight (g): 125.352
Meteorite Type: Diogenite


Macroscopic Description: Cecilia Satterwhite
The exterior is a dull gray to tan color with no fusion crust visible. The weathered interior is tan with green crystals.


Thin Section (,2) Description: Tim McCoy
The section shows a groundmass of coarse (up to 1.5 mm) comminuted pyroxene of composition of Fs23Wo2. The meteorite is a diogenite.



Thin Section Images

Cross-Polarized LightPlane-Polarized Light
SAN 03473 - Cross-Polarized Light SAN 03473 - Plane-Polarized Light



Lab Images

SAN 03473 Image North

Data from:
  MB92
  Table 3
  Line 1205:
Mass (g):125.4
Class:Dio
Weathering grade:B/C
Fayalite (mol%):22
Ferrosilite (mol%):2
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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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JSC A photo is in the write-up above
Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:Unknown.

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

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