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Chromite from
Miller Range 03443 meteorite (MIL 03443), Miller Range, Transantarctic Mountains, Eastern Antarctica, Antarctica

Locality type:Meteorite Fall Location
Origin locality:4 Vesta, Main Belt Asteroids, Outer Space
Classification
Species:Chromite
Formula:Fe2+Cr23+O4
Comments:Poikilitically enclosed in olivine and orthopyroxene. Also, as mineral clasts and in associations with troilite; Two distinct populations of Chromite— one relatively Al-rich, the other relatively Cr-rich
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Krawczynski, M. J., Elkins-Tanton, L. T. & Grove, T. L. (2008) Petrology of Olivine-Diogenite MIL03443,9: Constraints on Eucrite Parent Body Bulk Composition and Magmatic Processes: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXIX. LPI Contribution No. 1391: pdf.1229. (March 2008); Mittlefehldt, D. W. (2008) Meteorite Dunite Breccia MIL 03443: A Probable Crustal Cumulate Closely Related to Diogenites from the HED Parent Asteroid: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXIX. LPI Contribution No. 1391: pdf.1919. (March 2008); Beck, A. W. & McSween, H. Y. (2010) Connections Between Dunite MIL 03443 and the Diogenite Meteorites: Lunar Planetary Science Conference XLI. LPI Contribution No. 1533: pdf.1104. (March 2010); Beck, A. W. & McSween, H. Y. (2010) Diogenites as polymict breccias composed of orthopyroxene and harzburgite: Meteoritics & Planetary Science 45 (5): 850-872. (May 2010)
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Chromite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Miller Range 03443 meteorite (MIL 03443), Miller Range, Transantarctic Mountains, Eastern Antarctica, Antarctica
 
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