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Queen Alexandra Range 94688
Basic information Name: Queen Alexandra Range 94688
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: QUE 94688
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1994
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 10.6 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 19(2)  (1996)  CV3
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 82  (1998)  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: 10070
Writeup from AMN 19(2):
Sample No.: QUE94688
Location: Queen Alexandra Range
Dimensions (cm): 2.2 x 1.8 x 1.1
Weight (g): 10.55
Meteorite Type: CV3 Chondrite

Macroscopic Description: Cecilia E. Satterwhite

Dull black fusion crust covers sixty percent of the exterior of this carbonaceous chondrite. The interior reveals a black fine grained matrix with some weathered inclusions. White mm-sized inclusions are abundant on the exterior and interior surfaces.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Brian Mason

The section shows numerous chondrules (up to 1.8 mm across), irregular aggregates, and mineral grains in a black matrix. A small amount of nickel-iron and troilite is present at the rims and within the chondrules. Microprobe analyses show that most of the olivine in the chondrules is close to Mg2SiO4 in composition, but olivine grains in the matrix are more iron-rich, ranging up to Fa33; pyroxene is rare, a single grain measured was Fs1. The matrix appears to consist largely of iron-rich olivine, about Fa45. The meteorite is classified as a C3 chondrite of the Vigarano subtype; it is very similar to QUE93429, and the possibility of pairing should be considered.

Data from:
  Table A1
  Line 399:
Origin or pseudonym:Foggy Bottom Moraine
Mass (g):10.6
Weathering grade:B
Fayalite (mol%):1-33
Ferrosilite (mol%):1
Comments:93429 pairing group
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 19(2) (1996), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 82, MAPS 33, A221-A240 (1998)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (84°S, 168°E)
     Recommended::   (84° 35' 33"S, 162° 21' 25"E)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 91 km apart

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