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Queen Alexandra Range 97005
Basic information Name: Queen Alexandra Range 97005
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: QUE 97005
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1997
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 0.72 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 21(2)  (1998)  C2
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 83  (1999)  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 606 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: 9105
Revised 28 Oct 2019: Corrected mass, per JSC
Writeup from AMN 21(2):
Sample No.: QUE97003; QUE97005


Queen Alexandria Range

Dimensions (cm):

1.0x0.75x0.75; 1.0x1.0x0.5

Weight (g):

0.90; 0.72

Meteorite Type:

C2 Chondrite

QUE97003 Thumbnail QUE97005 Thumbnail

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
Small patchy black fusion crust is visible on the exterior. Exposed interior has black matrix with white mm to sub-mm sized white chondrules. There are some dull rusty circular stains present. The interior is a dull black matrix with numerous yellowish and white chondrules and metal grains. Irregularly shaped clasts are present and are mm to sub-mm in size.

Thin Sections (QUE97003,5; 97005,5) Description: Tim McCoy

QUE97003 - Cross-Polarized Light QUE97005 - Reflected Light

A single description can be given for these sections. They consist of small chondrules (up to 0.8 mm), aggregates and mineral grains in a black matrix. Olivine compositions range from Fa0-46, with most Fa0-2. Low-Ca pyroxene is Fs1-2. The matrix is composed dominantly of Fe-rich serpentine. The meteorites are C2 chondrites and pairing with the QUE 93004 pairing group is possible.

Data from:
  Table A1
  Line 320:
Origin or pseudonym:Mare Meteoriticus
Mass (g):0.7
Weathering grade:B
Fayalite (mol%):0-46
Ferrosilite (mol%):1-2
Comments:93004 pairing group
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 21(2) (1998), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 83, MAPS 34, A169-A186 (1999)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (84°S, 168°E)
     Recommended::   (84° 33' 48"S, 162° 5' 31"E)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 90.9 km apart

     This is 1 of 43331 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 3802 unapproved names)
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