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Queen Alexandra Range 93018
Basic information Name: Queen Alexandra Range 93018
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: QUE 93018
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1993
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 1.3 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 18(2)  (1995)  C2
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 79  (1996)  C2
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  C2
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CM2
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 31(1)  (2008)  CM2
Recommended:  CM2    [explanation]

This is 1 of 622 approved meteorites classified as CM2.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 2), CM chondrites, and CM-CO clan chondrites
Comments: Field number: 7896
Writeup from AMN 18(2):
Sample No.: QUE93018
Location: Queen Alexandra Range
Dimensions (cm):   1.5 x 1.1 x 0.8
Weight (g): 1.3
Meteorite Type: C2 Chondrite
    QUE93018 sample

Macroscopic Description: Robbie Marlow
The exterior of this carbonaceous chondrite has patches of dull black fusion crust. Areas devoid of fusion crust are dull black and porous. The interior matrix is black and fine grained. One millimeter-sized dark clast is visible.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Brian Mason
The section shows rare chondrules up to 0.5 mm across, and numerous small silicate grains in a dark brown to black matrix. Most of the chondrules have been converted into brown serpentine. Trace amounts of nickel-iron and troilite are present as minute grains. Olivine is near Mg2SiO4 in composition, with a few more iron-rich grains. The matrix appears to consist largely of iron-rich serpentine. The meteorite is a C2 chondrite; it is very similar to QUE93005, with which it is probably paired.

Data from:
  Table 2
  Line 584:
Origin or pseudonym:Foggy Bottom Moraine
Mass (g):1.3
Weathering grade:A/B
Fayalite (mol%):1-11
Comments:93005 pairing group
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 18(2) (1995), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 79, MAPS 31, A161-A174 (1996)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (84°S, 168°E)
     Recommended::   (84° 36' 54"S, 162° 4' 48"E)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 94.9 km apart

     This is 1 of 43856 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 3802 unapproved names)
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