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Queen Alexandra Range 93017
Basic information Name: Queen Alexandra Range 93017
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: QUE 93017
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1993
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 8.8 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 18(2)  (1995)  C2
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 79  (1996)  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 602 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: 7878
Writeup from AMN 18(2):
Sample No.: QUE93017
Location: Queen Alexandra Range
Dimensions (cm):   2.5 x 2.2 x 2.0
Weight (g): 8.8
Meteorite Type: C2 Chondrite
    QUE93017 sample

Macroscopic Description: Robbie Marlow
Dull black fusion crust covers 60% of the exterior of this carbonaceous chondrite. Evaporite deposit is present on some surfaces and some surface fracturing is visible. The interior matrix is black with abundant millimeter-sized white inclusions. The matrix is fined grained and evenly textured.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Brian Mason
The section shows a few chondrules, up to 0.6 mm across, some irregular aggregates, and numerous small silicate grains in a 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; it is very similar to QUE93004 and 93006, with which it is probably paired.

Data from:
  Table 2
  Line 583:
Origin or pseudonym:Scoraine Moraine
Mass (g):8.8
Weathering grade:A/Be
Fayalite (mol%):1-22
Ferrosilite (mol%):1-3
Comments:93004 pairing group
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 18(2) (1995), 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° 34' 54"S, 162° 32' 17"E)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 88.8 km apart

     This is 1 of 41899 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 3802 unapproved names)
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