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Queen Alexandra Range 99752
Basic information Name: Queen Alexandra Range 99752
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: QUE 99752
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1999
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 1.38 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 26(1)  (2003)  CM2
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CM2
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 93  (2008)  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: 12050
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Writeup from AMN 26(1):
Sample No.: QUE 99752
Location: Queen Alexandra Range
Field No.: 12050
Dimensions (cm):   1.5x1.0x0.5
Weight (g): 1.384
Meteorite Type: CM2 Chondrite
    QUE99752

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
90% of the exterior of this carbonaceous chondrite is covered with a dull, brown/black fusion crust with oxidation haloes. The interior is a soft, black matrix with rusty areas.

Thin Section (, 2) Description: Tim McCoy

QUE 99752 - Plane-Polarized Light QUE 99752 - Cross-Polarized Light
Plane-Polarized Light Cross-Polarized Light
The sections consist of a few small, unaltered chondrules (up to 1 mm), mineral grains and CAIs set in a black matrix. Olivine compositions are Fa0-23; orthopyroxene is Fs2-10. The meteorite is a CM2 chondrite.
Data from:
  MB93
  Table 4
  Line 342:
Mass (g):1.4
Class:CM2
Weathering grade:C
Fayalite (mol%):0 - 23
Ferrosilite (mol%):2 - 10
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 26(1) (2003), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 93, MAPS 43, 571-632 (2008)
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Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (84° 36' 52"S, 161° 27' 22"E)
Note: the MetBase and recommended coordinates are 99.7 km apart

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