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Queen Alexandra Range 94411
Basic information Name: Queen Alexandra Range 94411
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: QUE 94411
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1994
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 39.7 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 19(1)  (1996)  Iron
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 79  (1996)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Iron
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CBb
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 31(1)  (2008)  CBb
Recommended:  CBb    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6 approved meteorites classified as CBb.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CB chondrites, CH-CB family, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Field number: 8782
Writeup from AMN 19(1):
Sample No.:QUE94411 QUE94411
Location:Queen Alexandra Range
Dimensions (cm):3.2 x 2.1 x 1.4
Weight (g):39.7
Meteorite Type:Iron
Macroscopic Description: Cecilia Satterwhite
Eighty-five percent of the exterior is covered with dull brown fusion crust. This stone was difficult to break. It is unusual in that at first glance it appears to look chondritic but it is dense. The interior black metal is fine-grained. White angular inclusions as large as 2 mm are scattered throughout. Oxidation is heavy in areas.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Brian Mason
The section consists of nickel-iron with 10-20% of disseminated silicates. The nickel-iron is granular (grains 0.5-1.0 mm), the grains outlined by limonitic alteration. Most of the silicate grains are small (0.1-0.2 mm) and angular, but a few are spherical, and there are some irregular aggregates up to 1.5 mm across. The silicate material is fine-grained and polymineralic, suggestive of devitrified glass. Microprobe analyses show the silicates consist mainly of iron-poor orthopyroxene, with some iron-poor olivine and a little anorthite. The meteorite is tentatively classified as an iron.

Data from:
  Table 2
  Line 1519:
Origin or pseudonym:Mare Meteoriticus
Mass (g):39.7
Weathering grade:B
Fayalite (mol%):2-4
Ferrosilite (mol%):1-4
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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° 34' 20"S, 162° 7' 5"E)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 91.4 km apart

     This is 1 of 44048 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 3802 unapproved names)
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