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Queen Alexandra Range 93351
Basic information Name: Queen Alexandra Range 93351
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: QUE 93351
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1993
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 4.7 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 18(1)  (1995)  E3
AMN 19(1)  (1996)  EL3
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 79  (1996)  EL3
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  EL3
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  EL3
Recommended:  EL3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 26 approved meteorites classified as EL3.   [show all]
Search for other: EL chondrites, Enstatite chondrites, Enstatite chondrites (type 3), and Enstatite-rich meteorites
Comments: Field number: 8485
Writeup from AMN 19(1):
Sample No.: QUE93351
Location: Queen Alexandra Range
Dimensions (cm): 1.8 x 1.5 x 0.9
Weight (g): 4.7
Meteorite Type: E3 chondrite

Macroscopic Description: Cecilia Satterwhite
Forty percent of the exterior of this chondrite is covered with brown/black fusion crust. Areas devoid of fusion crust have a polished look. The interior matrix is dark brown to black. Metal is visible. The areas that are oxidized are a yellowish-brown.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Brian Mason
The section shows an aggregate of chondrules and chondrule fragments, up to 1.8 mm across, and mineral grains in a moderate amount of dark matrix. The chondrules and mineral grains consist almost entirely of pyroxene, with possible traces of olivine. The matrix contains a considerable amount of nickel-iron and minor sulfides. Weathering is extensive, with veinlets and patches of brown limonite throughout the section. Microprobe analyses show that most of the pyroxene is close to MgSiO3 in composition, but a few more iron-rich grains were analyzed. The nickel-iron contains 0.5-1.1% Si. The meteorite is classified as an E3 chondrite.

Data from:
  Table 2
  Line 916:
Origin or pseudonym:Foggy Bottom Moraine
Mass (g):4.7
Weathering grade:B/C
Ferrosilite (mol%):0-10
Comments:93351 pairing group
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 19(1) (1996), 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° 36' 18"S, 162° 7' 59"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 93.7 km apart

     This is 1 of 43856 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 3802 unapproved names)
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