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Queen Alexandra Range 94616
Basic information Name: Queen Alexandra Range 94616
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: QUE 94616
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1994
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 13.6 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 19(2)  (1996)  Howardite
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 82  (1998)  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: 10033
Writeup from AMN 19(2):
Sample No:QUE94616
Location:Queen Alexandra Range
Dimensions (cm):3.0 x 2.5 x 1.5
Weight (g):13.6
Meteorite Type:Howardite

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride

The exterior surface of this achondrite is dark gray in color with a small patch of black fusion crust. The exterior has a pebbly texture. The interior reveals a dirty gray matrix with abundant mm-sized white, black and gray inclusions. Minor oxidation is visible.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Brian Mason

The section shows a microbreccia of pyroxene and plagioclase clasts in a comminuted groundmass of these minerals; the groundmass contains a few small grains of opaques. The pyroxene is orthopyroxene with a lesser amount of pigeonite; orthopyroxene clasts are up to 1.5 mm across, whereas pigeonite clasts are smaller. Microprobe analyses show othropyroxene of essentially uniform composition, Wo3Fs24, and a wide range of pigeonite compositions, Wo5-30, Fs17-58. Plagioclase composition is An74-92. Two grains of olivine, Fa59, Fa62, were analyzed. The meteorite is a howardite.

Data from:
  Table A1
  Line 327:
Origin or pseudonym:Mare Meteoriticus
Mass (g):13.6
Weathering grade:B/C
Fayalite (mol%):59-62
Ferrosilite (mol%):17-58
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 19(2) (1996), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 82, MAPS 33, A221-A240 (1998)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (84°S, 168°E)
     Recommended::   (84° 35' 32"S, 162° 19' 23"E)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 91.3 km apart

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