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Queen Alexandra Range 93008
Basic information Name: Queen Alexandra Range 93008
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: QUE 93008
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1993
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 2.9 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 17(3)  (1994)  Howardite
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 79  (1996)  Howardite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Howardite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Howardite
Recommended:  Howardite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 398 approved meteorites classified as Howardite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, HED achondrites, and Howardites
Comments: Field number: 8434
Writeup from AMN 17(3):
Sample No.: QUE93008
Location: Queen Alexandra Range
Dimensions (cm): 1.5 x 1.5 x 0.7
Weight (g): 2.9
Meteorite Type: Howardite

Macroscopic Description: Cecilia Satterwhite
One patch of black fusion crust remains on this achondrite. One large black inclusion which measures approximately 4 x 2 mm is visible on the exterior surface. The interior is a lighter gray than the exterior and contains numerous 1-2 mm, light and dark inclusions. A minor amount of oxidation is present.

Thin Section (,3) Description: Brian Mason
The section shows a brecciated texture, with angular clasts of pyroxene and plagioclase, up to 0.9 mm across, in a fine-grained comminuted groundmass of these minerals. Microprobe analyses show two distinct pyroxene compositions: orthopyroxene of fairly uniform composition, averaging Wo2Fs25, and pigeonite of variable composition, Wo5-15, Fs40-50. Plagioclase composition ranges from An87 to An94. The presence of the orthopyroxene component indicates that the meteorite can be classified as a howardite.

Data from:
  Table 2
  Line 574:
Origin or pseudonym:Foggy Bottom Moraine
Mass (g):2.9
Weathering grade:A/B
Ferrosilite (mol%):23-50
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 17(3) (1994), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 79, MAPS 31, A161-A174 (1996)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (84°S, 168°E)
     Recommended::   (84° 35' 27"S, 162° 14' 50"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 91.7 km apart

     This is 1 of 40759 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 4494 unapproved names)
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