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Queen Alexandra Range 94420
Basic information Name: Queen Alexandra Range 94420
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: QUE 94420
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1994
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 2.1 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 19(1)  (1996)  L3.4
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 79  (1996)  L3.4
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L3.4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L3.4
Recommended:  L3.4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 51 approved meteorites classified as L3.4.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Field number: 8758
Writeup from AMN 19(1):
Sample No.:QUE94420
Location:Queen Alexandra Range
Dimensions (cm):1.5 x 1.0 x 0.5
Weight (g):2.1
Meteorite Type:L3.4 chondrite
Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
Patches of thin brown and black fusion crust remain on this small weathered stone. The weathered black interior has areas of heavy oxidation.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Brian Mason
The section shows a close-packed aggregate of chondrules (up to 1.8 mm across) and chondrule fragments in a black matrix containing some troilite and nickel-iron. The section is partly rimmed with fusion crust. Weathering is extensive, with limonitic staining and patches of brown limonite throughout the section. Microprobe analyses show olivine and pyroxene of variable composition: olivine Fa6-29, mean Fa16; pyroxene, Fs3-15. The meteorite is classified as an L3 chondrite (estimated L3.4).

Data from:
  Table 2
  Line 1528:
Origin or pseudonym:Foggy Bottom Moraine
Mass (g):2.1
Weathering grade:B/C
Fayalite (mol%):6-29
Ferrosilite (mol%):3-15
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 19(1) (1996), 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' 32"S, 162° 20' 20"E)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 91.2 km apart

     This is 1 of 43856 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 3802 unapproved names)
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