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Queen Alexandra Range 93148
Basic information Name: Queen Alexandra Range 93148
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: QUE 93148
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1993
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 1.1 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 18(1)  (1995)  Lodranite
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 79  (1996)  Lodranite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Lodranite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Achondrite-ung
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 30(2)  (2007)  Achondrite-ung
Recommended:  Achondrite-ung    [explanation]

This is 1 of 99 approved meteorites classified as Achondrite-ung.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Ungrouped achondrites
Comments: Field number: 5988
Writeuphelp
Writeup from AMN 18(1):
Sample No.: QUE93148
Location: Queen Alexandra Range
Dimensions (cm): 1.0 x 0.8 x 0.5
Weight (g): 1.1
Meteorite Type: Lodranite
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Macroscopic Description: Robbie Marlow
Only twenty percent of the dull, weathered, brownish-black fusion crust remains on this specimen. The interior matrix is a rich dark amber color. The crystalline texture is coarse-grained.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Brian Mason
The section shows an irregular grain of nickel-iron, 3 mm across, partly surrounded by anhedral grains of olivine and orthopyroxene, 0.3-0.9 mm across. Fusion crust is present along one edge. Olivine composition is Fa15, pyroxene composition Wo2Fs13. The meteorite is a lodranite.

Data from:
  MB79
  Table 2
  Line 714:
Origin or pseudonym:Footrot Flats
Mass (g):1.1
Class:Lod
Weathering grade:B
Fayalite (mol%):15
Ferrosilite (mol%):13
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 18(1) (1995), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 79, MAPS 31, A161-A174 (1996)
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Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (84°S, 168°E)
     Recommended::   (84° 34' 33"S, 162° 34' 1"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 88.2 km apart

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