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Queen Alexandra Range 99886
Basic information Name: Queen Alexandra Range 99886
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: QUE 99886
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1999
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 15.3 g
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  CM2
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 25(2)  (2002)  CM2
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 87  (2003)  CM2
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  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: 12924
Writeup from AMN 25(2):
Sample No.: QUE 99886
Location: Queen Alexandra Range
Field No.: 12924
Dimensions (cm):   2.5x2.5x1.0
Weight (g): 15.310
Meteorite Type: CM2 Chondrite

Macroscopic Description: Cecilia Satterwhite
The exterior is covered with 75% black fusion crust. It appears pitted and frothy on some edges, other areas have a ropy texture. The interior is black with abundant white and gray inclusions.

Thin Section (, 2) Description: Gretchen Benedix, Linda Welzenbach and Tim McCoy
The section consists of a few small chondrules (up to 0.5 mm), mineral grains and CAIs set in a black matrix; rare metal and sulfide grains are present. Olivine compositions are Fa0-43, orthopyroxene is Fs1. The matrix consists dominantly of an Fe-rich serpentine. The meteorite is a CM2.

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QUE 99886 - Plane-Polarized Light QUE 99886 - Cross-Polarized Light QUE 99886 - Cross-Polarized Light
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Data from:
  Table A1
  Line 250:
Origin or pseudonym:Goodwin Nunataks Icefields
Mass (g):15.31
Weathering grade:B
Fayalite (mol%):0-43
Ferrosilite (mol%):1
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 25(2) (2002), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 87, MAPS 38, A189-A248 (2003)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (84°S, 168°E)
     Recommended::   (84° 38' 16"S, 161° 27' 29"E)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 101.4 km apart

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