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Queen Alexandra Range 93520
Basic information Name: Queen Alexandra Range 93520
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: QUE 93520
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1993
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 1.8 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 18(2)  (1995)  L3.5
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 79  (1996)  L3.5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L3.5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L3.5
Recommended:  L3.5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 95 approved meteorites classified as L3.5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Field number: 8130
Writeup from AMN 18(2):
Sample No.:
Location:Queen Alexandra Range
Dimensions (cm):1.5 x 1.0 x 0.9
Weight (g):1.8
Meteorite Type:L3 Chondrite (estimated L3.5)
Macroscopic Description: Carol Schwarz
Rusty, pitted, black fusion crust covers 80% of the exterior of this meteorite. The dark gray interior has abundant rusty white inclusions. Some metal is present.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Brian Mason
The section shows numerous chondrules and chondrule fragments (up to 1.8 mm across) in a black matrix which contains small amounts of nickel-iron and troilite. Brown limonitic staining pervades the section. Microprobe analyses show a wide range of olivine and pyroxene compositions: olivine, Fa1-21, mean Fa14; pyroxene, Fs4-42. The meteorite is an L3 chondrite (estimated L3.5).

Data from:
  Table 2
  Line 1085:
Origin or pseudonym:Footrot Flats
Mass (g):1.8
Weathering grade:B
Fayalite (mol%):1-21
Ferrosilite (mol%):4-42
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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° 34' 37"S, 162° 33' 36"E)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 88.3 km apart

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