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Miller Range 090076
Basic information Name: Miller Range 090076
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MIL 090076
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 378 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 33(2)  (2010)  Ureilite
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 99  (2011)  Ureilite
Recommended:  Ureilite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 584 approved meteorites classified as Ureilite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Ureilites
Comments: Field number: 20559
Approved 12 Sep 2010
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Writeup from AMN 33(2):
Sample Number MIL 090076
Newsletter 33,2
Location Miller Range
Field Number 20559
Dimensions 7.5 x 6.3 x 4.5
Weight 377.7
Original Classification Ureilite
Macroscopic Description - Cecilia Satterwhite
The exterior has fractured brown/black fusion crust with evaporites. Flow lines are visible on one surface. Areas without fusion crust are weathered brown with some gray/black matrix visible. Some rusty areas are visible. The interior is a dark gray to black matrix with heavy oxidation and rusty areas. Metal is visible and this ureilite was very difficult to break.
Thin Section (,2) Description - Cari Corrigan, Tim McCoy and Linda Welzenbach
The section consists of an aggregate of large (up to 2.5 mm) olivine grains. Individual olivine grains are rimmed by carbon-rich material containing traces of metal. Metal forms veins between olivines. Olivine has cores of Fa22. Pigeonite grains have compositions of Fs11-18 and Wo5-11. The meteorite is a ureilite.
Antarctic Meteorite Images for Sample MIL 090076
Lab Photo of Sample MIL 090076 Showing Bottom View  Lab Photo of Sample MIL 090076 Showing East View  Lab Photo of Sample MIL 090076 Showing North View  Lab Photo of Sample MIL 090076 Showing Post-Processing View 
Lab Photo of Sample MIL 090076 Showing South View  Lab Photo of Sample MIL 090076 Showing West View  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090076 in Plane-Polarized Light with 1.25x Magnification  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090076 in Cross-Polarized Light with 1.25x Magnification 
Data from:
  MB99
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Date:2009
Mass (g):377.7
Class:Ureilite
Weathering grade:B/C
Fayalite (mol%):22
Ferrosilite (mol%):11-18
Classifier:SI
Type spec mass (g):377.7
Type spec location:JSC
Main mass:JSC
Finder:ANSMET
Institutions
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JSC: Mailcode KT, 2101 NASA Parkway, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX 77058, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 3 Sep 2013)
SI: Department of Mineral Sciences, NHB-119, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 16 Jan 2012)
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 33(2) (2010), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 99, April 2012, MAPS 47, E1-E52 (2012) [published online only]
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     Recommended::   (83° 24' 3"S, 156° 38' 42"E)

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     This is 1 of 40773 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 4570 unapproved names)
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