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Queen Alexandra Range 94396
Basic information Name: Queen Alexandra Range 94396
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: QUE 94396
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1994
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 2.8 g
Classification
  history:
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: 8706
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Writeup from AMN 19(1):
Sample No.:QUE94396
Location:Queen Alexandra Range
Dimensions (cm):1.3 x 1.2 x 0.8
Weight (g):2.8
Meteorite Type:L3.4 chondrite
Macroscopic Description: Cecilia Satterwhite
Ninety percent of the exterior of QUE94396 is covered with dull, fractured, brownish-black fusion crust. A few millimeter sized weathered inclusions are obvious in the heavily oxidized interior.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Brian Mason
The section shows numerous chondrules (up to 0.9 mm across), chondrule fragments, and mineral grains in a dark brown to black matrix which contains minor amounts of nickel-iron and troilite. Brown limonitic staining pervades the section. Microprobe analyses show a range of olivine and pyroxene compositions: olivine, Fa1-27, mean Fa14; pyroxene, Fs5-10. The meteorite is classified as an L3 chondrite (estimated L3.4).

Data from:
  MB79
  Table 2
  Line 1505:
Origin or pseudonym:Footrot Flats
Mass (g):2.8
Class:L3.4
Weathering grade:B/C
Fayalite (mol%):1-27
Ferrosilite (mol%):5-10
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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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Geography:

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Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (84°S, 168°E)
     Recommended::   (84° 34' 29"S, 162° 33' 54"E)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 88.1 km apart

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     This is 1 of 40129 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 4494 unapproved names)
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