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Queen Alexandra Range 97030
Basic information Name: Queen Alexandra Range 97030
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: QUE 97030
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1997
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 414 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 22(1)  (1999)  H3.4
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 83  (1999)  H3.4
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H3.4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H3.4
Recommended:  H3.4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 17 approved meteorites classified as H3.4.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Field number: 9492
Writeuphelp
Writeup from AMN 22(1):

Sample No.:

QUE 97 030

Location:

Queen Alexandra Range

Dimensions (cm):

7.0x7.0x6.0

Weight (g):

413.8

Meteorite Type:

H3 Chondrite (subtype ~3.4)

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Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride

The smooth, shiny brown-black exterior of this very fractured meteorite has oxidation haloes and a melted appearance. The interior is fine grained and rusty with no distinguishing characteristics.

Thin Section (, 2) Description: Tim McCoy:

QUE97030 - Cross-Polarized Light 1.3 mm

The section exhibits numerous small (up to 1.2 mm), well-defined chondrules in a black matrix of fine-grained silicates, metal and troilite. Weak shock effects are present. polysynthetically twinned pyroxene is extremely abundant. Weathering is pervasive. Silicates are quite unequilibrated; olivines range from Fa4-31. A single pyroxene measured Fs27. The meteorite is probably an H3 chondrite and may be of relatively low subtype (~3.4).

Data from:
  MB83
  Table A1
  Line 345:
Origin or pseudonym:Mare Meteoriticus
Mass (g):413.8
Class:H3.4
Weathering grade:C
Fayalite (mol%):4-31
Ferrosilite (mol%):27
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 22(1) (1999), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 83, MAPS 34, A169-A186 (1999)
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Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (84°S, 168°E)
     Recommended::   (84° 34' 15"S, 162° 13' 52"E)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 90.4 km apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 38937 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 5051 unapproved names)
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