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Frontier Mountain 01012
Basic information Name: Frontier Mountain 01012
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: FRO 01012
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2001
Country: Antarctica [Collected by Programma Nazionale di Ricerche in Antartide (PNRA), Italy]
Mass:help 19.2 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 87  (2003)  Ureilite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Ureilite
Recommended:  Ureilite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 514 approved meteorites classified as Ureilite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Ureilites
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Writeup from MB 87:

Frontier Mountain 01012

Antarctica

Found 2001 December 9

Achondrite (ureilite)

A weathered, 30 % fusion crusted meteorite fragment of 19.2 g was recovered. Mineralogy and classification (R. Carampin and A. M. Fioretti, UPad): FRO 01012 shows mosaicized texture and consists of olivine Fo78 (with Fo94 reduced rims) and pigeonite En75Wo7 with interstitial carbonaceous materials. Abundant diamond is present as small grains within carbonaceous material, as revealed by its cathodoluminescence (strong blue-red dispersion) under the beam of the electron microprobe. Olivine shows a very strong mosaicism, and pigeonite is polysynthetically twinned indicating shock stage S5. Main mass, type specimen, thin section, MNA-SI.

Data from:
  MB87
  Table 2
  Line 7:
Latitude:72°58'16"S
Longitude:160°20'02"E
Mass (g):19.2
Pieces:1
Class:Ure
Classifier:R. Carampin and A. M. Fioretti, UPad
Type spec location:MNA-SI
Institutions
   and collections
MNA-SI: Museo Nazionale dell'Antartide, Università di Siena, Via Laterina 8, I-53100 Siena, Italy; Website (institutional address; updated 13 Dec 2011)
UPad: Istituto di Geoscienze e Georisorse-CNR, University di Padova, Italy (institutional address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 87, MAPS 38, A189-A248 (2003)
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Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (72° 58' 16"S, 160° 20' 2"E)

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