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Queen Alexandra Range 93705
Basic information Name: Queen Alexandra Range 93705
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: QUE 93705
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1993
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 55 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 18(2)  (1995)  L3.7
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 79  (1996)  L3.7
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L3.7
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L3.4
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 33(1)  (2010)  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: 8242
Writeup from AMN 18(2):
Sample No.:
Location:Queen Alexandra Range
Dimensions (cm):3.8 x 3.4 2.0
Weight (g):55.0
Meteorite Type:L3 Chondrite (estimated L3.7)
Macroscopic Description: Cecilia Satterwhite
Ninety percent of the exterior of this L chondrite is covered with shiny, smooth, dark brown to black fusion crust. Areas devoid of fusion crust are weathered and have a rough texture. The interior is dark brown to black and fine-grained. Oxidation is scattered heavily throughout the sample. Some small weathered inclusions are visible.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Brian Mason
The section shows numerous chondrules (up to 1.8 mm across), chondrule fragments, and mineral grains in a small amount of black matrix. The matrix contains a small amount of nickel-iron and troilite. Weathering is extensive, with brown limonitic staining throughout the section. Microprobe analyses shows a considerable range in olivine and pyroxene compositions: olivine, Fa6-19, mean Fa14; pyroxene, Fs2-19. The meteorite is classified as an L3 chondrite (estimated L3.7).

Data from:
  Table 2
  Line 1268:
Origin or pseudonym:Foggy Bottom Moraine
Mass (g):55
Weathering grade:B
Fayalite (mol%):6-19
Ferrosilite (mol%):2-19
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 18(2) (1995), 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° 36' 22"S, 162° 7' 19"E)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 93.9 km apart

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