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Frontier Mountain 01030
Basic information Name: Frontier Mountain 01030
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: FRO 01030
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2001
Country: Antarctica [Collected by Programma Nazionale di Ricerche in Antartide (PNRA), Italy]
Mass:help 6 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Ureilite
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 86  (2002)  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 86:

Frontier Mountain 01030

Antarctica

Found January 2002

Achondrite (ureilite)

This 6 g stone is a rounded, partially crusted, stony fragment. Classification (L. Folco, MNA-SI): it has a typical texture for ureilites and an average grain size of 1.5 mm. It is composed of olivine and pigeonite with homogeneous core compositions (Fa10 and Fs10). It is devoid of evidence for shock metamorphism (S1). The degree of terrestrial weathering is low.  The meteorite is petrographically distinct from previously classified Frontier Mountain ureilites. Main mass, type specimen and thin section at MNA-SI.

Data from:
  MB86
  Table 4
  Line 15:
Latitude:72°59'27"S
Longitude:160°24'09"E
Mass (g):6
Pieces:1
Class:Ureilite
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):10
Ferrosilite (mol%):10
Classifier:A. Burroni and L. Folco (MNA-SI)
Type spec location:MNA-SI
Main mass:finder except DaG 877, HaH 293 and HaH 294
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)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 86, MAPS 37, A157-A184 (2002)
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Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (72° 59' 27"S, 160° 24' 9"E)
     Recommended::   (72° 59' 27"S, 160° 24' 9"E)

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