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Frontier Mountain 01088
Basic information Name: Frontier Mountain 01088
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: FRO 01088
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2001
Country: Antarctica [Collected by Programma Nazionale di Ricerche in Antartide (PNRA), Italy]
Mass:help 11.1 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 87  (2003)  Ureilite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Ureilite
Recommended:  Ureilite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 515 approved meteorites classified as Ureilite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Ureilites
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Writeup from MB 87:

Frontier Mountain 01088

Antarctica

Found 2001 December 16

Achondrite (ureilite)

A crusted stone of 11.1 g was recovered. Mineralogy and classification (R. Carampin and A. M. Fioretti, UPad): FRO 01088 shows poikilitic texture and consists of olivine Fo75, pigeonite En76Wo10, and interstitial carbonaceous materials with oriented graphite lamellae. The pigeonite includes rounded crystals of olivine and flakes of graphite. Abundant, small diamond grains occur in the carbonaceous material, as revealed by its cathodoluminescence (strong blue-red dispersion) under the beam of the electron microprobe. Most olivine shows a very strong mosaicism, and locally hints of incipient solid-state recrystallization, corresponding to a shock stage S5/6. Secondary reduction has affected most silicate crystals. Weathering is minor, with thin limonite veins in fractures. Main mass, type specimen, thin section, MNA-SI.

Data from:
  MB87
  Table 2
  Line 69:
Latitude:72°57'08"S
Longitude:160°27'19"E
Mass (g):11.1
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° 57' 8"S, 160° 27' 19"E)

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