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Queen Alexandra Range 97657
Basic information Name: Queen Alexandra Range 97657
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: QUE 97657
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1997
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 3.5 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  CM2
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 23(2)  (2000)  CM2
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 85  (2001)  CM2
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CM2
Recommended:  CM2    [explanation]

This is 1 of 540 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: 10780
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Writeup from AMN 23(2):
Sample No.: QUE 97657
Location: Queen Alexandra Range
Dimensions (cm): 2.0x1.5x1.5
Weight (g): 3.524
Meteorite Type: CM2 Chondrite
    QUE97657

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
This carbonaceous chondrite has a small purplish patch of fusion crust on the exterior surface. The interior has white to gray chondrules £ 1 mm in size. The matrix is black, soft and powdery.

Thin Section (, 3) Description: Tim McCoy, Linda Welzenbach
QUE 97657 - Cross-Polarized Light This section consists of small chondrules (up to 0.8 mm), aggregates and mineral grains in a black matrix. Olivine compositions range from Fa0-49, with most Fa0-1. Low-Ca pyroxene is Fs1-5. The matrix is composed dominantly of Fe-rich serpentine. The meteorite is a CM2 chondrite.

Data from:
  MB85
  Table A1
  Line 240:
Origin or pseudonym:Mare Meteoriticus
Mass (g):3.5
Class:CM2
Weathering grade:B
Fayalite (mol%):0-49
Ferrosilite (mol%):0-5
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 23(2) (2000), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 85, MAPS 36, A293-A322 (2001)
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Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (84°S, 168°E)
     Recommended::   (84° 33' 21"S, 162° 6' 14"E)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 90.3 km apart

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