Listed in The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 96
Miller Range 07006 (MIL 07006)Miller Range, Transantarctic Mountains, Antarctica
Field No.: 17961
Meteorite Type: Lunar Basaltic Breccia
Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride: The exterior has no fusion crust and consists of a black matrix with visible clasts. The interior is a black matrix with gray, tan and white clasts.
Thin Section (,3) Description: Tim McCoy, Linda Welzenbach, Cari Corrigan and Rhiannon Mayne. The section shows a groundmass of comminuted pyroxene and plagioclase (up to 0.5 mm) with fine- to coarse-grained basaltic clasts ranging up to 2.5 mm. The matrix is extremely fine-grained and shock-darkened and melted in places. The pyroxene compositions range from Fs53Wo7 to Fs28Wo41 with a range of intermediate compositions. Plagioclase is An96. Olivine is Fa41-52. This meteorite is a basaltic lunar breccia, probably a regolith breccia. Fe/Mn ratio is 38-57.
Compositionally, MIL 07006 is a basalt-bearing (but not basaltic) feldspathic lunar meteorite. It is compositionally and texturally identical to Yamato 791197, collected 2500 km away on the other side of Antarctica and may be a launch pair. MIL 07006 is not paired with any of the other Miller Range lunar meteorites.
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