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Queen Alexandra Range 94603
Basic information Name: Queen Alexandra Range 94603
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: QUE 94603
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1994
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 1.7 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 19(1)  (1996)  CR2
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 79  (1996)  CR2
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  CR2
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CR2
Recommended:  CR2    [explanation]

This is 1 of 183 approved meteorites classified as CR2.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 2), and CR chondrites
Comments: Field number: 10227
Writeup from AMN 19(1):
Sample No.: QUE94603
Location: Queen Alexandra Range
Dimensions (cm): 1.0 x 1.5 x 0.5
Weight (g): 1.7
Meteorite Type: CR2 chondrite
Macroscopic Description: Roberta Score
This of one of the most rusted stones I have seen!

Thin Section (,2) Description: Brian Mason
The section shows a close-packed aggregate of chondrules (up to 1.8 mm across) and chondrule fragments in a small amount of matrix; much of the matrix is black, but there are areas of pale green isotropic material. About 20% of the nickel-iron and troilite is present, dispersed through the matrix and within the chondrules. Microprobe analyses show that most of the olivine and pyroxene is almost iron-free, but with occasional iron-rich grains: olivine, Fa1-23, mean Fa4; pyroxene, Fs1-5. The meteorite is tentatively classified as a C2 chondrite of the Renazzo subtype.

Data from:
  Table 2
  Line 1708:
Origin or pseudonym:Foggy Bottom Moraine
Mass (g):1.7
Weathering grade:C
Fayalite (mol%):1-23
Ferrosilite (mol%):1-5
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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° 35' 25"S, 162° 15' 43"E)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 91.6 km apart

     This is 1 of 43700 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 3802 unapproved names)
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