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Queen Alexandra Range 93007
Basic information Name: Queen Alexandra Range 93007
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: QUE 93007
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1993
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 3.1 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 17(3)  (1994)  CK5
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 79  (1996)  CK5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  CK5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CK5
Recommended:  CK5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 199 approved meteorites classified as CK5.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (equilibrated), CK chondrites, CK chondrites (type 4-6), and CV-CK clan chondrites
Comments: Field number: 10425
Writeup from AMN 17(3):
Sample No.: QUE93007
Location: Queen Alexandra Range
Dimensions (cm): 1.4 x 1.1 x 0.9
Weight (g): 3.1
Meteorite Type: CK5 chondrite

Macroscopic Description: Robbie Marlow
Dull black fusion crust covers 40% of the exterior of QUE93007. Traces of evaporite deposit are present. Several white, submillimeter-sized inclusions are visible in the dark gray, fine-grained matrix. This specimen is friable.

Thin Section (,3) Description: Brian Mason
The section shows sparse poorly-defined chondrules, up to 1.8 mm across, in a groundmass of fine-grained olivine with minor plagioclase and opaques (mainly magnetite, with some sulfide). Olivine has a uniform composition, Fa31; plagioclase composition is variable, An24-64; one grain of diopside, Wo42Fs17, was analyzed. The meteorite is a C5 of the Karoonda subtype.

Data from:
  Table 2
  Line 573:
Origin or pseudonym:Foggy Bottom Moraine
Mass (g):3.1
Weathering grade:A/Be
Fayalite (mol%):31
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 17(3) (1994), 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° 36' 18"S, 162° 8' 29"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 93.7 km apart

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