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Queen Alexandra Range 94734
Basic information Name: Queen Alexandra Range 94734
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: QUE 94734
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1994
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 11.2 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 19(2)  (1996)  C2
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 82  (1998)  C2
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  C2
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  C2
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 33(1)  (2010)  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: 10025
Writeup from AMN 19(2):
Sample No.:QUE94734
Location:Queen Alexandra Range
Dimensions (cm):3.0 x 2.1 x 2.0
Weight (g):11.17
Meteorite Type:C2 Chondrite

Macroscopic Description: Cecilia E. Satterwhite

Fifty percent of the exterior of this carbonaceous chondrite is covered with fractured black fusion crust. Flow lines are present on the fusion crust on some surfaces. Areas without fusion crust are dull and brownish gray in color. The interior reveals a black fine grained matrix with mm-sized gray inclusions.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Brian Mason

The section shows sparse chondrules, up to 0.9 mm across, some irregular aggregates, and numerous small silicate grains in a dark brown to black matrix. The silicate grains are almost entirely olivine near Mg2SiO4 in composition, with a few more iron-rich grains. A little pyroxene near MgSiO3 in composition is present. The matrix appears to consist largely of iron-rich serpentine. The meteorite is a C2 chondrite.

Data from:
  Table A1
  Line 445:
Origin or pseudonym:Footrot Flats
Mass (g):11.2
Weathering grade:B
Fayalite (mol%):1-31
Ferrosilite (mol%):1-7
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 19(2) (1996), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 82, MAPS 33, A221-A240 (1998)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (84°S, 168°E)
     Recommended::   (84° 34' 31"S, 162° 33' 58"E)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 88.1 km apart

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