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Queen Alexandra Range 971023
Basic information Name: Queen Alexandra Range 971023
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: QUE 971023
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1997
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 11.4 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H3.5
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 23(2)  (2000)  H3
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 85  (2001)  H3.5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H3.5
Recommended:  H3.5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 20 approved meteorites classified as H3.5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Field number: 9625
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Writeup from AMN 23(2):
Sample No.: QUE 971023
Location: Queen Alexandra Range
Dimensions (cm): 3.0x1.5x1.5
Weight (g): 11.437
Meteorite Type: H3 Chondrite (estimated 3.5)
    QUE971023
 
Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
This ordinary chondrite has smooth brown/black fusion crust over 90% of its exterior. Oxidation halos are visible. The interior is moldy, black and rust colored matrix.

Thin Section (, 2) Description: Tim McCoy
QUE 971023 - Cross-Polarized Light The section exhibits numerous small, well-defined chondrules (up to 1 mm) in a black matrix of fine-grained silicates, metal and troilite. Polysynthetically twinned pyroxene is extremely abundant. The meteorite is moderately weathered. Silicates are unequilibrated; olivines range from Fa6-19 and pyroxenes from Fs5-31. The meteorite is an H3 chondrite (estimated subtype 3.5).

Data from:
  MB85
  Table A1
  Line 194:
Origin or pseudonym:W. Foggy Bottom Moraine
Mass (g):11.4
Class:H3.5
Weathering grade:C
Fayalite (mol%):6-19
Ferrosilite (mol%):5-31
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 23(2) (2000), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 85, MAPS 36, A293-A322 (2001)
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Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (84°S, 168°E)
     Recommended::   (84° 36' 3"S, 162° 11' 13"E)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 93 km apart

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     This is 1 of 40744 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 4494 unapproved names)
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