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Queen Alexandra Range 97416
Basic information Name: Queen Alexandra Range 97416
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: QUE 97416
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1997
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 12.3 g
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  CO3
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 23(1)  (2000)  CO3
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 84  (2000)  CO3
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CO3
Recommended:  CO3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 616 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as CO3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CM-CO clan chondrites, and CO chondrites
Comments: Field number: 11121
Writeup from AMN 23(1):
Sample No.: QUE 97416
Location: Queen Alexandra Range
Dimensions (cm):   2.0x2.0x1.5
Weight (g): 12.272
Meteorite Type: CO3 Chondrite (<3.2)

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
The exterior of this meteorite is brown with some weathered fusion crust.  The interior is the color of mud with some tiny light colored inclusions.

Thin Section (, 2) Description: Tim McCoy
QUE 97416 - Cross-Polarized Light The section consists of abundant small (up to 1 mm) chondrules, chondrule fragments, and mineral grains in a dark matrix.  Metal and sulfide occur within and rimming the chondrules.  Olivine ranges in composition from Fa1-50, with a continuous range of intermediate compositions and a slight peak at Fa1-5.  Two pyroxene analyses range from Fs1-15.  The matrix appears to consist largely of Fe-rich olivine.  Terrestrial weathering effects are extensive.  The meteorite is a CO3 chondrite.  Comparison to the criteria of Scott and Jones (1990, GCA, Vol. 54, pp. 2485-2502) suggests a very low petrologic subtype (<3.2).

Data from:
  Table A1
  Line 451:
Origin or pseudonym:Scoraine Moraine
Mass (g):12.3
Weathering grade:B/C
Fayalite (mol%):1-50
Ferrosilite (mol%):1-15
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 23(1) (2000), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 84, MAPS 35, A199-A225 (2000)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (84°S, 168°E)
     Recommended::   (84° 34' 46"S, 162° 38' 49"E)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 87.8 km apart

     This is 1 of 43499 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 3802 unapproved names)
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