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Queen Alexandra Range 99058
Basic information Name: Queen Alexandra Range 99058
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: QUE 99058
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1999
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 48 g
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Howardite
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 24(1)  (2001)  Howardite
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 85  (2001)  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: 11658
Writeup from AMN 24(1):
Sample No.: QUE 99033; 99058
Location: Queen Alexandra Range
Field No.: 11643; 11658
Dimensions (cm): 6.5x5.0x3.5;
Weight (g): 164.177; 48.000
Meteorite Type: Howardite
    QUE99033 QUE99058

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
The exterior of these two meteorites have a thin, patchy, brown/black fusion crust. The exposed interiors are gray in color with a few visible clasts. The interior matrix is gray in color with numerous angular to sub-angular multicolored clasts.

Thin Section (, 2;, 4) Description: Tim McCoy and Linda Welzenbach

QUE 99033 - Cross-Polarized Light QUE 99058 - Plane-Polarized Light QUE 99058 - Cross-PolarizedLight
QUE 99033 Cross-Pol. Light QUE 99058 Plane-Pol. Light QUE 99058 Cross-Pol. Light
These meteorites are so similar that a single description suffices. The sections show a groundmass of comminuted pyroxene and plagioclase (up to 2.5 mm) with fine- to coarse-grained basaltic and pyroxenitic clasts ranging up to 2 mm. Both contain clasts similar in texture to the unusual eucrite ALHA81001. Pyroxenes include orthopyroxene (Fs17-31Wo0-4) and finely-exsolved pyroxenes that include augite (Fs28Wo37) and orthopyroxene. The Fe/Mn ratio of pyroxene is ~30. Plagioclase is An70-95Or0-2. The meteorites are howardites.

Data from:
  Table A1
  Line 614:
Origin or pseudonym:W. Tail's End Icefield
Mass (g):48
Weathering grade:A/B
Ferrosilite (mol%):17-31
Comments:99033 pairing group
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 24(1) (2001), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 85, MAPS 36, A293-A322 (2001)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (84°S, 168°E)
     Recommended::   (84° 33' 3"S, 162° 30' 40"E)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 86.7 km apart

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