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Queen Alexandra Range 97168
Basic information Name: Queen Alexandra Range 97168
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: QUE 97168
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1997
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 24.8 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 22(2)  (1999)  H3
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H3.6
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 84  (2000)  H3.6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H3.6
Recommended:  H3.6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 43 approved meteorites classified as H3.6.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Field number: 9245
Writeuphelp
Writeup from AMN 22(2):

Sample No.:

QUE 97 168

Location:

Queen Alexandra Range

Dimensions (cm):

3.0x2.5x1.5

Weight (g):

24.75

Meteorite Type:

H3 Chondrite (estimated 3.6)

QUE97168
 
Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
The exterior of this ordinary chondrite is covered completely with smooth, shiny fusion crust, exhibiting numerous oxidation halos. The interior is mostly rust with abundant metal. There are mm-sized chondrules that are stained with rust and appear as small specks. This meteorite is very hard.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Tim McCoy
QUE97168 - Cross-Polarized Light The section exhibits numerous well-defined chondrules (most ~0.5 mm in diameter), metal and troilite. Weak shock effects are present. Polysynthetically twinned pyroxene is abundant. Weathering is pervasive, with extensive staining. Silicates are unequilibrated; olivines range from Fa9-23 and pyroxenes from Fs1-25. The meteorite is probably an H chondrite of subtype ~3.6.

Data from:
  MB84
  Table A1
  Line 206:
Origin or pseudonym:Mare Meteoriticus
Mass (g):24.8
Class:H3.6
Weathering grade:C
Fayalite (mol%):9-23
Ferrosilite (mol%):1-25
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 22(2) (1999), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 84, MAPS 35, A199-A225 (2000)
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Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (84°S, 168°E)
     Recommended::   (84° 33' 53"S, 162° 15' 58"E)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 89.6 km apart

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