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Queen Alexandra Range 94535
Basic information Name: Queen Alexandra Range 94535
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: QUE 94535
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1994
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 11.3 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 19(1)  (1996)  Chondrite-an
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 79  (1996)  Chondrite-ung
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Winonaite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Winonaite
Recommended:  Winonaite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 75 approved meteorites classified as Winonaite.   [show all]
Search for other: Primitive achondrites, Winonaites
Comments: Field number: 10235
Writeup from AMN 19(1):
Sample No.:QUE94535
Location:Queen Alexandra Range
Dimensions (cm):2.4 x 2.3 x 0.8
Weight (g):11.3
Meteorite Type:Anomalous chondrite
Macroscopic Description: Roberta Score
There is nothing pretty about this extensively weathered stone. Ten percent of the thin brown fusion crust remains. The interior is red-brown.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Brian Mason The section shows a finely granular aggregate of olivine and pyroxene (average grain size about 0.02 mm) with a few coarser areas (possibly vestigial chondrules); about 20% of nickel-iron and troilite are present, much of the metal as thin veinlets throughout the section. The metal is extensively weathered to brown limonite. The olivine and pyroxene are iron-poor: olivine, Fa1-3; pyroxene, Fs1-2. The nickel-iron contains 0.1-0.2% Si. The meteorite is classified as an anomalous chondrite; it resembles Pontlyfni (Mineral Mag., v. 41, p. 201, 1977).

Data from:
  Table 2
  Line 1641:
Origin or pseudonym:Foggy Bottom Moraine
Mass (g):11.3
Class:Ch ung
Weathering grade:C
Fayalite (mol%):1-3
Ferrosilite (mol%):1-2
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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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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (84°S, 168°E)
     Recommended::   (84° 35' 26"S, 162° 15' 22"E)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 91.7 km apart

     This is 1 of 43499 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 3802 unapproved names)
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