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Queen Alexandra Range 02158
Basic information Name: Queen Alexandra Range 02158
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: QUE 02158
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 8.6 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 28(1)  (2005)  Diogenite
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  Diogenite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Diogenite
Recommended:  Diogenite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 464 approved meteorites classified as Diogenite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Diogenites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Field number: 14896
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Writeup from AMN 28(1):
Sample No.: QUE 02158
Location: Queen Alexandra Range
Field No.: 14896
Dimensions (cm):   2.0x1.75x1.5
Weight (g): 8.591
Meteorite Type: Diogenite
    QUE02158 QUE02158

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
The exterior surface has patches of thin, dark brown fusion crust. The interior has a sandy textured cream colored matrix that is friable. Clasts and <mm black minerals are visible.

Thin Section (,3) Description: Cari Corrigan, Tim McCoy

QUE 02158 - Cross-Polarized Light QUE 02158 - Plane-Polarized Light
Cross-Polarized Light Plane-Polarized Light
The section shows a groundmass of essentially monominerallic, coarse (up to 1.5 mm) comminuted orthopyroxene of uniform composition (Fs22Wo2). The Fe/Mn ratio of the pyroxene is ~30. The meteorite is a diogenite and is possibly paired with QUE 99050.

Data from:
  MB89
  Table A1
  Line 790:
Origin or pseudonym:Mare Meteoriticus
Mass (g):8.59
Class:Dio
Weathering grade:B
Ferrosilite (mol%):22
Comments:99050 pairing group
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 28(1) (2005), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (84° 33' 48"S, 162° 7' 12"E)

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     This is 1 of 40759 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 4494 unapproved names)
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