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Queen Alexandra Range 94366
Basic information Name: Queen Alexandra Range 94366
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: QUE 94366
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1994
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 0.8 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 19(1)  (1996)  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: 10847
Revised 28 Oct 2019: Corrected mass, per JSC
Writeup from AMN 19(1):
Sample No.: QUE94366
Location: Queen Alexandra Range
Dimensions (cm): 1.0 x 0.5 x 0.8
Weight (g): 0.8
Meteorite Type: CV3 chondrite
Macroscopic Description: Roberta Score
This tiny carbonaceous chondrite is almost totally covered with dull, black fusion crust. There is not much interior material available but what is visible is light gray with troilite and small areas of crystalline material which will be impossible to separate.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Brian Mason
The section shows chondrules (up to 1.2 mm across) and irregular granular aggregates in a brown to black semi-translucent matrix. The chondrules and aggregates consist almost entirely of olivine; trace amounts of nickel-iron and troilite are present, mainly within the chondrules. Microprobe analyses show olivine and pyroxene of variable composition: olivine, Fa1-25, mean Fa6; pyroxene, Fs1-8. The matrix appears to consist largely of iron-rich serpentine or other phyllosilicates. The meteorite is tentatively classified as a C3 chondrite of the Vigarano subtype, although the phyllosilicate matrix suggests C2; in this respect it is similar to Bali (Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, v. 58, p. 5589, 1994).

Data from:
  Table 2
  Line 1475:
Origin or pseudonym:Foggy Bottom Moraine
Mass (g):0.8
Weathering grade:A/B
Fayalite (mol%):1-25
Ferrosilite (mol%):1-8
Comments:94366 pairing group
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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° 36' 1"S, 162° 11' 6"E)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 92.9 km apart

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