Name Frontier Mountain 01171
Abbreviation FRO 01171
Observed fall No
Place of Recovery Frontier Mountain, Antarctica
Latitude 72° 57' 9'' S
Longitude 160° 28' 10'' E
Find date (dd/mm/yyyy) 10/12/2001
Original Mass (g) 3.8
Mass at MNA (g) 3.54
Thin section available
Type Ordinary chondrite
Class H6
Shock stage S2
Weathering grade W2
Fa (Ol) 19
Fs (low Ca Px) 16
  1. Ferraris C., Folco L., Mellini M. and Zeoli A. (2003) Meteorites: 174 new finds from Frontier Mountain and other blue ice fields in the Rennick Glacier and David Glacier regions (Antarctica, 2001-2002). Terra Antartica Reports 8, 185-188.
  2. Folco L. and Rastelli N. (2002) The meteorite collection of the Museo Nazionale dell'Antartide in Siena. December 2002 update. Terra Antartica 9(2), 101-117.
  3. Russell S.S., Zipfel J., Grossman J.N. and Grady M.M. (2002) The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 86, 2002 July. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 37 (suppl.), A157-A184.

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