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Queen Alexandra Range 99396
Basic information Name: Queen Alexandra Range 99396
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: QUE 99396
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1999
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 1.7 g
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 25(1)  (2002)  H-imp melt
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 86  (2002)  H-imp melt
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H
Recommended:  H-imp melt    [explanation]

This is 1 of 13 approved meteorites classified as H-imp melt.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Melted chondrites, Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Field number: 12492
Writeup from AMN 25(1):
Sample No.: QUE 99396
Location: Queen Alexandra Range
Field No.: 12492
Dimensions (cm):   1.25x0.75x1.00
Weight (g): 1.661
Meteorite Type: H Chondrite (Impact Melt)

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
The exterior is completely covered with dull, black fusion crust that is rusty in areas. The interior is a dull, rusty color that is very fractured.

Thin Section (, 2) Description: Tim McCoy, Gretchen Benedix, and Linda Welzenbach

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The meteorite is dominated by a fine-grained texture with olivine and pyroxene grains and chondrule fragments ranging up to 200 microns in diameter. The matrix contains abundant fine-grained (dominantly less than 25 microns in diameter) metal-troilite intergrowths with concave boundaries between the two phases, suggestive of rapid cooling. Silicates are homogeneous with olivine of Fa18 and orthopyroxene of Fs16. The meteorite appears to be a shock or impact melt from an H chondrite.
Data from:
  Table A1
  Line 369:
Origin or pseudonym:Goodwin Nunataks Icefields
Mass (g):1.7
Class:H imp. melt
Weathering grade:C
Fayalite (mol%):18
Ferrosilite (mol%):16
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 25(1) (2002), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 86, MAPS 37, A157-A184 (2002)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (84°S, 168°E)
     Recommended::   (84° 38' 35"S, 161° 27' 54"E)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 101.7 km apart

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