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Expedition:
Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET)  Search this
Place:
Antarctica
Collection Date:
2010
Notes:
# NASA data for DOM 10088 Weathering: B/C Fracturing: B Fs: 0-1 mol % Magnetic Susceptibility: '5.32'
This enstatite chondrite has no fusion crust on the exterior. The interior is gray with some rust and a black vein. Some gray chondrules are visible.
No traces of chondritic structure are visible in the thin section, which shows the meteorite to consist largely of comminuted or granular enstatite (grain size 0.1-0.2 mm), a considerable amount of nickel-iron, and minor amounts of sulfides and plagioclase. The meteorite is mildly weathered. Microprobe analyses show that the enstatite is almost pure MgSiO₃ (FeO 0.1-0.3%); on average, the nickel-iron contains 0.9% Si. The meteorite is an EL6 chondrite.
Record Last Modified:
21 Sep 2023
Specimen Count:
1
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Antarctic Polished Thin Section Collection
Data Source:
NMNH - Mineral Sciences Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/332d4faa4-e172-4f64-b9f5-1e93fe9eedd2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhmineralsciences_11497468