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Grove Mountains 024516
Basic information Name: Grove Mountains 024516
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: GRV 024516
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: Antarctica [Collected by Chinese Antarctic Research Expedition (CARE)]
Mass:help 24.7 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 90  (2006)  Ureilite
Recommended:  Ureilite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 514 approved meteorites classified as Ureilite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Ureilites
Comments: Approved 3 Feb 2006
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Writeup from MB 90:

Grove Mountains (GRV) 024516                   73°00′S, 75°12′E

Antarctica

Find: 2003

Achondrite (ureilite)

History: A stone of 24.7 g was found within a moraine during the 19th Chinese Antarctic Research Exploration in Grove Mountains.

Physical Characteristics: (Miao B., Xu L., Lin Y., IGGCAS) It is brownish grey, with some yellow and dark grey spots and no fusion crust.

Petrography: It shows typical ureilite texture consisting mainly of olivine and pigeonite with minor carbonaceous matrix (graphite and diamond were identified by Raman). Triple junctions with an angle of 120° are common among coarse-grained silicates.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fo84.0±0.4 with homogeneous cores), pigeonite (En77.1±0.4Wo9.3±0.1Fs13.6±0.4). Olivine grains have reduced rims (Fa≤5.4 mol%) that contain abundant fine-grained inclusions of Ni-poor metal and sulfide. Limonite veins are common.

Classification: Achondrite (ureilite); moderate shock, extensive weathering.

Specimens: The entire specimen is on deposit at the GUT.

Data from:
  MB90
  Table 3
  Line 1:
Date:Jan 2003
Latitude:73°00'S
Longitude:75°12'E
Mass (g):24.7
Class:Ure
Classifier:omitted by accident
Institutions
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GUT: College of Earth Sciences, Guilin University of Technology, 12 Jiangan Road, Guilin 541004, China (institutional address; updated 18 Oct 2012)
IGGCAS: Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100029, China (institutional address; updated 16 Oct 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 90, MAPS 41, 1383-1418 (2006)
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Geography:

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Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (73° 0'S, 75° 12'E)

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