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Queen Alexandra Range 97014
Basic information Name: Queen Alexandra Range 97014
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: QUE 97014
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1997
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 142.3 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 22(1)  (1999)  Eucrite-unbr
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 83  (1999)  Eucrite-unbr
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Eucrite-unbr
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Eucrite
Recommended:  Eucrite-unbr    [explanation]

This is 1 of 130 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-unbr.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Field number: 11387
Writeup from AMN 22(1):

Sample No.:

QUE 97 014


Queen Alexandra Range

Dimensions (cm):


Weight (g):


Meteorite Type:

Eucrite (Unbrecciated)

QUE97014 Thumbnail

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride

60% of this Eucrite’s exterior is covered with shiny vesicular black fusion crust. Some areas are pitted, showing evidence of plucking of clast material. The interior is very soft and friable. It is light gray in color with very minor amount of metal and rust. It has a sugary texture with numerous black glass veins and mafic minerals. White inclusions and transparent-colorless to yellow-orange crystalline minerals are visible.

Thin Section (, 2) Description: Tim McCoy:

QUE97014 - Cross-Polarized Light 1.3 mm QUE97014 - Cross-Polarized Light 2.6 mm QUE97014 - Reflected Light - 2.6 mm

The section consists of fine-grained (100-200 um) pyroxene and plagioclase with minor SiO2. The pyroxene is twinned with compositions of FS65Wo2 and Fs30Wo41. Both Fe, Ti-oxide and iron metal occur in the unusually high level of a few volume percent combined. The meteorite is an unbrecciated eucrite.

Data from:
  Table A1
  Line 329:
Origin or pseudonym:Goodwin Nunataks Icefields
Mass (g):142.3
Class:Eu "ub"
Weathering grade:A
Ferrosilite (mol%):65
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 22(1) (1999), 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° 38' 18"S, 161° 32' 31"E)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 100.8 km apart

     This is 1 of 44048 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 3802 unapproved names)
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