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Queen Alexandra Range 99443
Basic information Name: Queen Alexandra Range 99443
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: QUE 99443
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1999
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 8.7 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  CM2
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 25(1)  (2002)  CM2
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 86  (2002)  CM2
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CM2
Recommended:  CM2    [explanation]

This is 1 of 541 approved meteorites classified as CM2.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 2), CM chondrites, and CM-CO clan chondrites
Comments: Field number: 12511
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Writeup from AMN 25(1):
Sample No.: QUE 99443
Location: Queen Alexandra Range
Field No.: 12511
Dimensions (cm):   2.9x1.8x1.1
Weight (g): 8.725
Meteorite Type: CM2 Chondrite
    QUE99443

Macroscopic Description: Cecilia Satterwhite
The exterior has one shiny, pitted patch of black fusion crust. The interior is a fine-grained black matrix with small white and gray inclusions. Some inclusions are weathered.

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

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The sections consist of abundant small chondrules (up to 0.5 mm), mineral grains, and CAIs set in a black matrix; rare metal and sulfide grains are present. Olivine compositions are Fa1-34. The matrix consists dominantly of Fe-rich serpentine. The meteorite is a CM2 chondrite.
Data from:
  MB86
  Table A1
  Line 403:
Origin or pseudonym:W. Foggy Bottom Moraine
Mass (g):8.7
Class:CM2
Weathering grade:A/B
Fayalite (mol%):1-34
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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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Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (84°S, 168°E)
     Recommended::   (84° 35' 30"S, 162° 14' 2"E)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 91.9 km apart

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     This is 1 of 40129 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 4494 unapproved names)
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