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Queen Alexandra Range 99134
Basic information Name: Queen Alexandra Range 99134
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: QUE 99134
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1999
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 0.39 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  OC
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 24(2)  (2001)  Metal
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 86  (2002)  Metal
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Iron
Recommended:  L-metal    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5 approved meteorites classified as L-metal.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Metal-rich meteorites, Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Field number: 11656
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Writeup from AMN 24(2):
Sample No.: QUE 99134
Location: Queen Alexandra Range
Field No.: 11656
Dimensions (cm):   0.5x0.5x.25
Weight (g): 0.387
Meteorite Type: Metal
   

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
The exterior is vesicular and covered completely with brown/black fusion crust. The interior has a high metal content with some white granular minerals and some black "spongy" material.

Thin Section (,5) Description: Tim McCoy, Linda Welzenbach and Gretchen Benedix

QUE 99134 - Reflected Light QUE 99134 - Reflected Light
Reflected Light Reflected Light
The section measures 5 by 3 mm and is greater than 95% metal. The metal is fairly uniform in composition (~23% Ni) and appears to be a fine plessitic structure heat altered to α2. Other phases include troilite, chromite, olivine (Fa25) and orthopyroxene (Fs23). The meteorite may be metal from an L chondrite, which was heat-altered during atmospheric entry.

Data from:
  MB86
  Table A1
  Line 100:
Origin or pseudonym:Goodwin Nunataks Icefields
Mass (g):0.39
Class:Metal
Weathering grade:A/B
Fayalite (mol%):25
Ferrosilite (mol%):23
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 24(2) (2001), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 86, MAPS 37, A157-A184 (2002)
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Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (84°S, 168°E)
     Recommended::   (84° 37' 47"S, 161° 35' 17"E)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 99.8 km apart

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     This is 1 of 40129 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 4494 unapproved names)
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