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Queen Alexandra Range 97621
Basic information Name: Queen Alexandra Range 97621
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: QUE 97621
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1997
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 2.8 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  CM2
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 23(1)  (2000)  CM2
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 84  (2000)  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: 9013
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Writeup from AMN 23(1):
Sample No.: QUE 97077; 621
Location: Queen Alexandra Range
Dimensions (cm):   2.5x2.5x3.0;

 

1.9x1.7x0.5
Weight (g): 19.955; 2.839
Meteorite Type: CM2 Chondrite
    QUE97077

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride, Cecilia Satterwhite
Exterior has dull black fusion crust with polygonal fractures.  The interior consists of a black matrix that is slightly shiny and hard/brittle.  Small less than 1 mm sized light colored chondrules are visible.

Thin Section (, 4; 5) Description: Tim McCoy

QUE 97077 - Cross-Polarized Light QUE 97621 - Cross-Polarized Light
QUE97077 QUE97621
The sections consist of a few small chondrules (up to 0.5 mm), mineral grains and CAIs set in a black matrix; rare metal and sulfides are present.  Olivine compositions are Fa1-35, with most Fa1-2, orthopyroxene is Fs0-1.  The matrix consists dominantly of an Fe-rich serpentine.  The meteorite is a CM2 chondrite.
Data from:
  MB84
  Table A1
  Line 656:
Origin or pseudonym:Goodwin Nunataks Icefields
Mass (g):2.8
Class:CM2
Weathering grade:B
Fayalite (mol%):1-38
Comments:97077 pairing group
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 23(1) (2000), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 84, MAPS 35, A199-A225 (2000)
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Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (84°S, 168°E)
     Recommended::   (84° 37' 57"S, 161° 38' 20"E)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 99.6 km apart

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