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Queen Alexandra Range 97632
Basic information Name: Queen Alexandra Range 97632
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: QUE 97632
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1997
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 0.8 g
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Eucrite-br
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 23(1)  (2000)  Eucrite-br
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 84  (2000)  Eucrite-br
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Eucrite
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: 9008
Revised 28 Oct 2019: Corrected mass, per JSC
Writeup from AMN 23(1):
Sample No.: QUE 97632
Location: Queen Alexandra Range
Dimensions (cm):   1.0x1.0x0.5
Weight (g): 0.798

Meteorite Type:

Eucrite (Brecciated)

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
100% of the exterior of this achondrite is covered by brown/black fusion crust with oxidation halos. The interior is a dark gray matrix with minor rust.  Light gray clasts are visible and range in size from 1-2 mm in diameter.

Thin Section (, 2) Description: Tim McCoy
QUE 97632 - Cross-Polarized Light The section contains a fine-grained (~50 micron average grain size) brecciated matrix with ophitic clasts up to 1 mm in diameter with grain sizes ~300 microns.  Mineral compositions are homogeneous with orthopyroxene (Fs61Wo2), with lamellae of augite (Fs>27Wo44), and plagioclase (An81Or).  The Fe/Mn ratio of the pyroxene is ~30.  The meteorite exhibits significant shock effects, including shock veins.  The meteorite is a brecciated eucrite.

Data from:
  Table A1
  Line 667:
Origin or pseudonym:Goodwin Nunataks Icefields
Mass (g):0.8
Class:Eu "Br"
Weathering grade:A/B
Ferrosilite (mol%):61
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 23(1) (2000), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 84, MAPS 35, A199-A225 (2000)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (84°S, 168°E)
     Recommended::   (84° 38' 1"S, 161° 36' 32"E)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 99.9 km apart

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