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Queen Alexandra Range 93744
Basic information Name: Queen Alexandra Range 93744
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: QUE 93744
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1993
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 7.7 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 18(2)  (1995)  CV3
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 79  (1996)  CV3
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  CV3
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CV3
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 602 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as CV3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CV chondrites, and CV-CK clan chondrites
Comments: Field number: 8246
Writeup from AMN 18(2):
Sample No.:
Location: Queen Alexandra Range
Dimensions (cm): 2.0 x 1.6 x 1.0
Weight (g): 7.7
Meteorite Type: CV3 Chondrite
Macroscopic Description: Cecilia Satterwhite
This carbonaceous chondrite has 50% of its exterior covered with frothy black fusion crust. Some rust-colored areas are visible on the exterior. The interior is dark-brown to black in color, fine-grained with abundant oxidation scattered throughout. Some small light-gray inclusions are visible.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Brian Mason
The section shows numerous chondrules and irregular aggregates, up to 1.5 mm across, in a black matrix. The matrix contains accessory amounts of nickel-iron and troilite. Microprobe analyses show that most of the olivine in the chondrules is close to Mg2SiO4 in composition, but ranges up to Fa10; pyroxene composition is Fs1-2. The matrix appears to consist largely of iron-rich olivine, about Fa50. The meteorite is classified as a C3 chondrite of the Vigarano subtype; it is very similar to QUE93429 and 93639, with which it is probably paired.

Data from:
  Table 2
  Line 1306:
Origin or pseudonym:Foggy Bottom Moraine
Mass (g):7.7
Weathering grade:B/C
Fayalite (mol%):1-10
Ferrosilite (mol%):1-2
Comments:93429 pairing group
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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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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (84°S, 168°E)
     Recommended::   (84° 36' 21"S, 162° 7' 23"E)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 93.8 km apart

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