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Elephant Moraine 96322
Basic information Name: Elephant Moraine 96322
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: EET 96322
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1996
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 17.1 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 21(2)  (1998)  Ureilite
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 83  (1999)  Ureilite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Ureilite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Ureilite
Recommended:  Ureilite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 499 approved meteorites classified as Ureilite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Ureilites
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Writeup from AMN 21(2):

Sample No

.:

EET96322; EET96328

Location:

Elephant Moraine

Dimensions (cm):

3.0x2.5x1.5; 2.5x1.5x1.0

Weight (g):

17.10; 7.11

Meteorite Type:

Ureilites


Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
The exterior has very small patches of rough vesicular black fusion crust. The interior is medium gray matrix containing dark gray to black inclusions with some minor rust and a sugary texture.

Thin Section (EET96322,2; 96328,2) Description: Tim McCoy

EET96322 - Cross-Polarized Light EET96328 - Cross-Polarized Light
EET96322 EET96328

The sections consist of an aggregate of olivine (up to 1.5 mm) and orthopyroxene (up to 2.5 mm) grains. Carbonaceous material and traces of Fe, Ni metal bound the olivine grains. The meteorite is only very lightly weathered. Undulatory extinction is common. Olivine has cores of Fa15 with rims reduced to Fa12. Pyroxene is Fs13Wo3. The meteorites are ureilites.

Data from:
  MB83
  Table A1
  Line 249:
Origin or pseudonym:Meteorite City
Mass (g):17.1
Class:Ur
Weathering grade:B/C
Fayalite (mol%):11-15
Ferrosilite (mol%):13
Comments:96322 pairing group
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 21(2) (1998), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 83, MAPS 34, A169-A186 (1999)
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Photos from the Encyclopedia of Meteorites:
Dr Carlton Allen, JSC-KT, NASA   
Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (76° 11'S, 157° 10'E)
     Recommended::   (76° 11'S, 157° 10'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 38940 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 5051 unapproved names)
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