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Queen Alexandra Range 94368
Basic information Name: Queen Alexandra Range 94368
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: QUE 94368
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1994
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 1.2 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 19(1)  (1996)  E5
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 79  (1996)  E5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  E5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  EL4
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 31(1)  (2008)  EL4
Recommended:  EL4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 17 approved meteorites classified as EL4.   [show all]
Search for other: EL chondrites, Enstatite chondrites, Enstatite chondrites (type 4-7), and Enstatite-rich meteorites
Comments: Field number: 10809
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Writeup from AMN 19(1):
Sample No.:QUE94368
Location:Queen Alexandra Range
Dimensions (cm):1.5 x 1.0 x 0.5
Weight (g):1.2
Meteorite Type:E5 chondrite
Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
The exterior of QUE94368 is shiny and iridescent. The interior is heavily oxidized and has a sugary texture.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Brian Mason
The section shows numerous chondrules and irregular aggregates, up to 0.6 mm across, and mineral grains in a moderate amount of dark matrix. The matrix contains a minor amount of nickel-iron and sulfides. The chondrules, aggregates, and mineral grains appear to consist entirely of pyroxene. Weathering is extensive, with veinlets and patches of brown limonite throughout the section. Microprobe analyses show that most of the pyroxene is close to MgSiO3 in composition, but a few more iron-rich grains were analysed. The nickel-iron contains 0.5-0.7% Si. The meteorite is classified as an E5 chondrite.

Data from:
  MB79
  Table 2
  Line 1477:
Origin or pseudonym:Foggy Bottom Moraine
Mass (g):1.2
Class:E5
Weathering grade:C
Ferrosilite (mol%):0-2
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 19(1) (1996), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 79, MAPS 31, A161-A174 (1996)
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Geography:

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Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (84°S, 168°E)
     Recommended::   (84° 35' 59"S, 162° 11' 17"E)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 92.9 km apart

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     This is 1 of 39173 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 5051 unapproved names)
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