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Queen Alexandra Range 97676
Basic information Name: Queen Alexandra Range 97676
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: QUE 97676
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1997
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 2.4 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: 9514
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Writeup from AMN 23(1):
Sample No.: QUE 97676
Location: Queen Alexandra Range
Dimensions (cm):   2.0x0.75x0.5
Weight (g): 2.43
Meteorite Type: CM2 Chondrite
    QUE97676

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
The exterior of this carbonaceous chondrite has brown/black fusion crust with evaporites and polygonal fractures.  The interior is dull, black and soft.  Inclusions are tiny light colored specks.

Thin Section (, 3) Description: Tim McCoy

QUE 97676 - Cross-Polarized Light QUE 97676 - Plane-Polarized Light
Cross-Polarized Light Plane-Polarized Light
The section consists dominantly of an Fe-rich serpentine with rare small (up to 0.5 mm) chondrules and scattered mineral grains.  Olivine composition are Fa1-32, with most Fa1-2, and orthopyroxene is Fs0.-2.  The meteorite is a CM2 chondrite.  It is much more heavily aqueously altered than QUE 97077 or QUE 97621.

Data from:
  MB84
  Table A1
  Line 681:
Origin or pseudonym:Mare Meteoriticus
Mass (g):2.4
Class:CM2
Weathering grade:C
Fayalite (mol%):1-32
Ferrosilite (mol%):0-2
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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° 33' 55"S, 162° 13' 44"E)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 90 km apart

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