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Queen Alexandra Range 94201
Basic information Name: Queen Alexandra Range 94201
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: QUE 94201
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1994
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 12 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 18(2)  (1995)  Shergottite
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 79  (1996)  Shergottite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Martian (shergottite)
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Shergottite-basaltic
Recommended:  Martian (shergottite)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 321 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as Martian (shergottite).   [show all]
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Comments: Field number: 9976
Writeup from AMN 18(2):
Sample No.: QUE94201
Location: Queen Alexandra Range
Dimensions (cm):   2.3 x 2.0 x 1.5
Weight (g): 12.0
Meteorite Type: Shergottite
    QUE94201 sample

Macroscopic Description: Roberta Score
This small, dark-gray to black stone is rounded and polished. The spotty, brownish-black, remnant fusion crust is difficult to distinguish from the melted, glassy grains on the exterior surface. The interior is coarse-grained, crystalline, and glassy. It is composed of laths or globular grains of transparent or translucent maskelynite plus dull or glassy-black pyroxene. Several mafic-rich areas, as large as 5 x 4 mm, were noted. Oxidation is scattered throughout the interior. Thick evaporite minerals are concentrated as small blebs.

Thin Section (,3) Description: Brian Mason
The section shows a coarse-grained aggregate of subequal amounts of pyroxene and maskelynite; the maskelynite as laths up to 3.6 mm long, and the pyroxene as interstitial anhedral to subhedral grains. Maskelynite is fairly uniform in composition, An55-64. The pyroxene is pigeonite of variable composition, Wo9-20 and Fs21-69. The meteorite is a shergottite.

Data from:
  Table 2
  Line 1319:
Origin or pseudonym:Foggy Bottom Moraine
Mass (g):12
Weathering grade:Be
Ferrosilite (mol%):21-69
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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° 35' 26"S, 162° 16' 19"E)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 91.5 km apart

     This is 1 of 44543 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 3802 unapproved names)
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