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Queen Alexandra Range 97004
Basic information Name: Queen Alexandra Range 97004
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: QUE 97004
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1997
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 13.9 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 21(2)  (1998)  Eucrite-br
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 83  (1999)  Eucrite-br
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Eucrite-br
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Eucrite-mmict
Recommended:  Eucrite-br    [explanation]

This is 1 of 179 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-br.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Field number: 9220
Writeup from AMN 21(2):
Sample No.: QUE97004


Queen Alexandria Range

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Meteorite Type:

Eucrite (brecciated)

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Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
Black, glassy, vesicular fusion crust is on the exterior of this achondrite. The fusion crust on the bottom surface is very thick and shiny. Two areas are lacking fusion crust. The interior has a granular or gritty texture. The matrix is off white in color with clasts of numerous colors and sizes, plagioclase, pyroxene, olivine, FeMg minerals and some metal grains are all present. Some rusty patches are present.

Thin Section (,5) Description: Tim McCoy
QUE97004 - Cross-Polarized Light The section is a microbreccia of pyroxene and plagioclase clasts and mineral fragments. Much of the section exhibits a granoblastic texture. Pyroxene compositions are quite homogeneous, with low-Ca pyroxene of Fs59Wo6 and augite of Fs30Wo40. Plagioclase ranges from An85-91. The Fe/Mn ratio in pyroxene is about 30. The meteorite is a brecciated eucrite.

Data from:
  Table A1
  Line 319:
Origin or pseudonym:Mare Meteoriticus
Mass (g):13.9
Class:Eu "br"
Weathering grade:A
Ferrosilite (mol%):59
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 21(2) (1998), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 83, MAPS 34, A169-A186 (1999)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (84°S, 168°E)
     Recommended::   (84° 33' 7"S, 162° 8' 24"E)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 89.7 km apart

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