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Thiel Mountains 82410
Basic information Name: Thiel Mountains 82410
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: TIL 82410
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1982
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 18.8 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 7(2)  (1984)  Diogenite
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 76  (1994)  Diogenite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Diogenite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Diogenite
Recommended:  Diogenite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 481 approved meteorites classified as Diogenite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Diogenites, and HED achondrites
Writeup from AMN 7(2):

Sample No.: TIL82410

Location: Thiel Mountains

Field No.: 2734

Weight (gms): 18.8

Meteorite Type: Diogenite

Physical Description: Roberta Score

Dull blistery fusion crust completely covers one surface and appears as patches on the other surfaces. Areas void of fusion crust have a pinkish tinge. Single mineral clasts as large as 5 mm in longest dimension are abundant as are gray veins (1-5 mm wide) which show higher relief than the surrounding material. A single green crystal and several reddish-brown minerals are present. Dimensions: 3 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


Petrographic Description: Brian Mason

The section shows angular clasts of pyroxene, up to 3 mm in greatest dimension, in a groundmass of comminuted pyroxene. The only other minerals noted were rare grains of plagioclase and trace amounts (less than 1%) of nickel-iron. Remnants of fusion crust are present along one edge. The section is stained brown with limonite. Microprobe analyses show the pyroxene of uniform composition, Wo2Fs24En74; it contains 0.47% A12O3, 0.64% MnO, and 0.07% TiO2. The meteorite is a diogenite.

Data from:
  Table 2
  Line 5474:
Origin or pseudonym:Davies Escarpment
Mass (g):18.8
Weathering grade:A
Ferrosilite (mol%):24
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 7(2) (1984), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 76, Meteoritics 29, 100-143 (1994)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (85° 15'S, 91° 0'W)
     Recommended::   (85° 15'S, 91° 0'W)

     This is 1 of 41908 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 3802 unapproved names)
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