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Queen Alexandra Range 99658
Basic information Name: Queen Alexandra Range 99658
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: QUE 99658
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1999
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 8.8 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Eucrite-unbr
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 25(1)  (2002)  Eucrite-unbr
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 86  (2002)  Eucrite-unbr
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Eucrite
Recommended:  Eucrite-unbr    [explanation]

This is 1 of 92 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-unbr.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Field number: 11459
Writeuphelp
Writeup from AMN 25(1):
Sample No.: QUE 99658
Location: Queen Alexandra Range
Field No.: 11459
Dimensions (cm):   2.0x2.5x1.5
Weight (g): 8.770
Meteorite Type: Eucrite (Unbrecciated)
    QUE99658

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
The exterior is completely covered with shiny black fusion crust. The interior consists of linear white and gray crystalline material.

Thin Section (, 2) Description: Tim McCoy, Linda Welzenbach, and Gretchen Benedix

QUE 99658 - Plane-Polarized Light QUE 99658 - Cross-Polarized Light
Plane-Polarized Light Cross-Polarized Light
This meteorite is an unbrecciated, coarse eucrite that has been extensively shocked and is cross cut by shock melt veins. Orthopyroxene is homogeneous at Fs59Wo2. Plagioclase is An89Or0.5. The Fe/Mn ratio of the pyroxene is ~29. The meteorite is an unbrecciated eucrite.
Data from:
  MB86
  Table A1
  Line 589:
Origin or pseudonym:Goodwin Nunataks Icefields
Mass (g):8.8
Class:Eu "ub”
Weathering grade:A
Ferrosilite (mol%):59
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 25(1) (2002), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 86, MAPS 37, A157-A184 (2002)
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Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (84°S, 168°E)
     Recommended::   (84° 37' 17"S, 161° 23' 49"E)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 100.7 km apart

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     This is 1 of 39173 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 5051 unapproved names)
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