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Grove Mountains 090312
Basic information Name: Grove Mountains 090312
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: GRV 090312
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: Antarctica [Collected by Chinese Antarctic Research Expedition (CARE)]
Mass:help 13.3 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  Ureilite
Recommended:  Ureilite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 514 approved meteorites classified as Ureilite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Ureilites
Comments: Approved 1 May 2013
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Writeup from MB 102:

Grove Mountains 090312 (GRV 090312)        72°56’4.2"S, 75°19’1.3"E

Antarctica

Found: 2010 Jan 14

Classification: Ureilite

History: One of 1618 meteorite samples collected by CHINARE in the Grove Mountains, East Antarctica, during the 2009-2010 field season.

Physical characteristics (B. Miao, H. Chen, Z. Xia, L. Xie, J. Yao, GUT): A 13.3 g stone has a roundish shape, 3.1x2.2x2.0 cm in size. Its part surface is covered by black fusion crust.

Petrography (B. Miao, H. Chen, Z. Xia, L. Xie, J. Yao, GUT): It consists of coarse-grained olivine, pigeonite and carbon polymorphs. And it shows a typical ureilitic texture, including triple junctions among olivine and pigeonite, microns diamond grains, and reduced zonation of olivine.

Geochemistry (B. Miao, H. Chen, Z. Xia, L. Xie, J. Yao, GUT): Olivine, Fa22.0±0.4 (n = 12), Cr2O3 0.56 - 1.66 wt%, CaO 0.18 - 0.25 wt%; pigeonite, Fs19.7±0.4Wo4.3±1.1 (n = 13), Cr2O3 1.14 - 2.41 wt%.

Classification: Ureilite (monomict)

Specimens: The main mass and one thin section are on deposited at PRIC.

Data from:
  MB102
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Origin or pseudonym:Ice Field
Date:2010 Jan 14
Latitude:72°56'4.2"S
Longitude:75°19'1.3"E
Mass (g):13.30
Pieces:1
Class:Ureilite
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):22.0±0.4 (n = 12)
Ferrosilite (mol%):19.7±0.4 (n = 13)
Wollastonite (mol%):4.3±1.1 (n = 13)
Classifier:B. Miao, H. Chen, Z. Xia, L. Xie, J. Yao, GUT
Type spec mass (g):13.3
Type spec location:PRIC
Main mass:PRIC
Finder:CHINARE
Comments:Submitted by Bingkui Miao
Institutions
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PRIC: Polar Research Institute of China, 451 Jinqiao Road, Shanghai 200129, China; Website (institutional address; updated 9 Apr 2013)
GUT: College of Earth Sciences, Guilin University of Technology, 12 Jiangan Road, Guilin 541004, China (institutional address; updated 18 Oct 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (72° 56' 4"S, 75° 19' 1"E)

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