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Queen Alexandra Range 94546
Basic information Name: Queen Alexandra Range 94546
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: QUE 94546
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1994
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 1.8 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 19(1)  (1996)  CV3
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 79  (1996)  CV3
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  CV3
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CV3
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 534 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: 10263
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Writeup from AMN 19(1):
Sample No.: QUE94546
Location: Queen Alexandra Range
Dimensions (cm): 1.0 x 1.0 x 1.0
Weight (g): 1.8
Meteorite Type: CV3 chondrite
Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
Dull, polygonally-fractured, vesicular fusion crust remains on 90% of the exterior of this stone. The interior is black and has abundant evaporite deposit scattered across the broken surface. Oxidation is heavy.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Brian Mason
The section shows chondrules (up to 2.4 mm across) and irregular granular aggregates in a brown to black semi-translucent matrix. The chondrules and aggregates consist largely of olivine; minor amounts of nickel-iron and troilite are present, often concentrated as rims to the chondrules. Microprobe analyses show olivine and pyroxene of variable composition: olivine, Fa1-29, mean Fa8; pyroxene, Fs1-4. The meteorite is classified as a C3 of the Vigarano subclass; it is very similar to QUE94366, and the possibility of pairing should be considered.

Data from:
  MB79
  Table 2
  Line 1652:
Origin or pseudonym:Foggy Bottom Moraine
Mass (g):1.8
Class:CV3
Weathering grade:B/Ce
Fayalite (mol%):1-29
Ferrosilite (mol%):1-4
Comments:94366 pairing group
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 19(1) (1996), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 79, MAPS 31, A161-A174 (1996)
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Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (84°S, 168°E)
     Recommended::   (84° 36' 9"S, 162° 10' 37"E)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 93.2 km apart

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