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Expedition:
Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET)  Search this
Weight:
295.41 g
Place:
Antarctica
Collection Date:
1979
Notes:
# NASA data for ALH 79029 Weathering: C Fracturing: B/C Fa: 18 mol % Fs: 16 mol % ²⁶Al: 49 ± 3 dpm/kg
Sample has very thin patchy fusion crust on four of six surfaces. Where the fusion crust has been worn away, the surfaces are dark reddish-brown in color. The entire meteorite has an iridescent sheen. Several large penetrating fractures are obvious. Chipping revealed a weathered reddish-brown interior. Only a small (5 mm2) area is less severely weathered.
Record Last Modified:
21 Sep 2023
Specimen Count:
1
Other Numbers:
Original meteorite number : ALHA79029,1
USNM Number:
6361
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Data Source:
NMNH - Mineral Sciences Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/39b6adc66-3e1a-40b9-847b-5a5425489ece
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhmineralsciences_1021577