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Queen Alexandra Range 93372
Basic information Name: Queen Alexandra Range 93372
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: QUE 93372
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1993
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 7.4 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 18(1)  (1995)  E5
AMN 19(1)  (1996)  EH5
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 79  (1996)  EH5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  EH5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  EH5
Recommended:  EH5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 7 approved meteorites classified as EH5.   [show all]
Search for other: EH chondrites, Enstatite chondrites, Enstatite chondrites (type 4-7), and Enstatite-rich meteorites
Comments: Field number: 8496
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Writeup from AMN 19(1):
Sample No.: QUE93372
Location: Queen Alexandra Range
Dimensions (cm): 2.0 x 1.5 x 1.5
Weight (g): 7.4
Meteorite Type: E5 chondrite

Macroscopic Description: Carol Schwarz
Approximately 50% thin, shiny, and iridescent fusion crust remains on the exterior of QUE93372. The interior matrix has areas of white/rusty material and medium gray material. Metal is dense in the gray areas but less concentrated in the white and rusty areas. Weathering is moderate.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Brian Mason
The section shows a granular aggregate of pyroxene, with considerable nickel-iron and minor sulfides. A few chondrules can be recognized, but their margins are largely integrated with the matrix. The meteorite is moderately weathered, with some limonitic staining throughout the section. Microprobe analyses show that the pyroxene is essentially pure MgSiO3; the metal contains 2.7% Si. The meteorite is classified as an E5 chondrite.

Data from:
  MB79
  Table 2
  Line 937:
Origin or pseudonym:Central Nunataks Icefield
Mass (g):7.4
Class:EH5
Weathering grade:B
Ferrosilite (mol%):0-1
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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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Geography:

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Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (84°S, 168°E)
     Recommended::   (84° 36' 40"S, 161° 56' 56"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 95.6 km apart

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     This is 1 of 38940 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 5051 unapproved names)
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