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Queen Alexandra Range 99387
Basic information Name: Queen Alexandra Range 99387
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: QUE 99387
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1999
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 10.6 g
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  E-ung
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 25(1)  (2002)  Enstatite meteorite-ung
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 86  (2002)  E-ung
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  E-an
Recommended:  E-an    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5 approved meteorites classified as E-an.   [show all]
Search for other: Enstatite chondrites, Enstatite chondrites (type 4-7), and Enstatite-rich meteorites
Comments: Field number: 11640
Writeup from AMN 25(1):
Sample No.: QUE 99387
Location: Queen Alexandra Range
Field No.: 11640
Dimensions (cm):   2.9x2.1x1.0
Weight (g): 10.598
Meteorite Type: Enstatite Meteorite Ungrouped

Macroscopic Description: Cecilia Satterwhite
50% of the exterior of this meteorite is covered with pitted brown weathered fusion crust. The interior reveals rusty crystalline material that has a crumbly texture. Some rusty dark chondrules are visible.

Thin Section (, 2) Description: Tim McCoy, Linda Welzenbach, and Gretchen Benedix

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QUE 99387 - Reflected Light QUE 99387 - Plane-Polarized Light QUE 99387 - Cross-Polarized Light
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This meteorite is paired with a number of earlier-described QUE samples, including 94204/97348/97289/99059/99122/99157/99158. The section consists of mm-sized enstatite grains (Fs0-1), SiO2, zoned plagioclase (An28-34), metal, troilite, daubreelite, alabandite and schreibersite. The latter phases often occur as rounded enclaves in the enstatite. These meteorites are unusual aubrites or enstatite chondrite impact melt rocks.
Data from:
  Table A1
  Line 360:
Origin or pseudonym:W. Tail's End Icefield
Mass (g):10.6
Class:E (ung)
Weathering grade:B/C
Ferrosilite (mol%):0-1
Comments:94204 pairing group
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 25(1) (2002), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 86, MAPS 37, A157-A184 (2002)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (84°S, 168°E)
     Recommended::   (84° 33' 5"S, 162° 31' 34"E)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 86.6 km apart

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