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Queen Alexandra Range 97958
Basic information Name: Queen Alexandra Range 97958
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: QUE 97958
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1997
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 1.8 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  CM2
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 23(2)  (2000)  CM2
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 85  (2001)  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: 9378
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Writeup from AMN 23(2):
Sample No.: QUE 97958
Location: Queen Alexandra Range
Dimensions (cm): 1.5x1.5x1.0
Weight (g): 1.754
Meteorite Type: CM2 Chondrite
    QUE97958

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
30% of the exterior of this carbonaceous chondrite has black vesicular fusion crust. The interior has a black matrix with gray crystalline inclusions up to 1 mm in size.

Thin Section (, 2) Description: Tim McCoy
QUE 97958 - Cross-Polarized Light The sections consist of a few small chondrules (up to 1 mm), mineral grains and CAIs set in a black matrix; rare metal and sulfide grains are present. Olivine compositions are Fa0-48, with many Fa0-2. The matrix consists dominantly of an Fe-rich serpentine. The meteorite is a CM2 chondrite.

Data from:
  MB85
  Table A1
  Line 529:
Origin or pseudonym:Goodwin Nunataks Icefields
Mass (g):1.8
Class:CM2
Weathering grade:A
Fayalite (mol%):0-48
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 23(2) (2000), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 85, MAPS 36, A293-A322 (2001)
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Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (84°S, 168°E)
     Recommended::   (84° 37' 47"S, 161° 38' 10"E)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 99.4 km apart

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