Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter
Volume 23, No. 1 - February 2000

Table 3: Tentative Pairings for New Specimens

Table 3 summarizes possible pairings of the new specimens with each other and with previously classified specimens, based on descriptive data in this newsletter issue. Readers who desire a more comprehensive review of the meteorite pairings in the U.S. Antarctic collection should refer to the compilation provided by Dr. E.R. D. Scott, as published in issue 9(2) (June 1986). Possible pairings were updated in Meteoritical Bulletin No. 76 (Meteoritics 29, 100-143) and Meteoritical Bulletin No. 79 ( Meteoritics and Planetary Science 31, A161-174).

The above two groups of brecciated eucrites were distinguished based on thin section descriptions. These pairings are not fully consistent with characteristics visible in hand specimen. This may be due to heterogeneous clast distribution or differences in degree of weathering. Some samples may be incorrectly paired, or in the extreme, the two groups may be paired with each other. Further study is needed.