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Queen Alexandra Range 93544
Basic information Name: Queen Alexandra Range 93544
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: QUE 93544
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1993
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 3.3 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 18(2)  (1995)  Pallasite
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 79  (1996)  Pallasite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Pallasite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Pallasite
Recommended:  Pallasite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 51 approved meteorites classified as Pallasite.   [show all]
Search for other: Metal-rich meteorites, Pallasites
Comments: Field number: 8123
Writeuphelp
Writeup from AMN 18(2):
Sample No.:
QUE93544
Location:Queen Alexandra Range
Dimensions (cm):1.8 x 1.0 x 0.5
Weight (g):3.3
Meteorite Type:Pallasite
Macroscopic Description: Carol Schwarz
The fusion crust on this pallasite is polished and weathered and covers eighty percent of the exterior surface. The specimen has an irregular shape and some yellow crystals are visible on the exterior. The interior consists of metal with some clear white and yellow minerals. A minor amount of evaporite deposit is present.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Brian Mason
The section consists almost entirely of nickel-iron, with a few anhedral grains of olivine, up to 0.6 mm across, at one margin. The section is rimmed with brown limonite, evidently the product of weathering. Olivine composition is Fa12. The specimen appears to be a fragment of a pallasite.

Data from:
  MB79
  Table 2
  Line 1109:
Origin or pseudonym:Scoraine Moraine
Mass (g):3.3
Class:Pal
Weathering grade:Be
Fayalite (mol%):12
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 18(2) (1995), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 79, MAPS 31, A161-A174 (1996)
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Geography:

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Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (84°S, 168°E)
     Recommended::   (84° 34' 46"S, 162° 38' 17"E)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 87.9 km apart

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     This is 1 of 39173 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 5051 unapproved names)
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