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Queen Alexandra Range 97186
Basic information Name: Queen Alexandra Range 97186
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: QUE 97186
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1997
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 72.7 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 22(2)  (1999)  CV3
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  CV3
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 84  (2000)  CV3
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CV3
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 536 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: 9243
Writeuphelp
Writeup from AMN 22(2):

Sample No.:

QUE 97 186

Location:

Queen Alexandra Range

Dimensions (cm):

5.0x2.5x2.5

Weight (g):

72.712

Meteorite Type:

CV3 Chondrite

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Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
The exterior of this carbonaceous chondrite has brown/black shiny fusion crust covering 100% of its surface area. It is fractured and has oxidation halos. The interior has a dark matrix with some rust and metal. Irregularly shaped chondrules are light colored, stained with rust. Other inclusions appear rusty, tan and gray in color.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Tim McCoy
QUE97186 - Cross-Polarized Light The section exhibits large chondrules (up to 3 mm) and CAIs in a dark matrix. Olivines range from Fa1-31, with most Fa1-5, and pyroxenes from Fs1-2. The meteorite is an unequilibrated carbonaceous chondrite, probably a CV3.

Data from:
  MB84
  Table A1
  Line 224:
Origin or pseudonym:Mare Meteoriticus
Mass (g):72.7
Class:CV3
Weathering grade:B
Fayalite (mol%):0-31
Ferrosilite (mol%):1-2
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 22(2) (1999), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 84, MAPS 35, A199-A225 (2000)
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Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (84°S, 168°E)
     Recommended::   (84° 34' 2"S, 162° 13' 37"E)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 90.1 km apart

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