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Queen Alexandra Range 93607
Basic information Name: Queen Alexandra Range 93607
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: QUE 93607
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1993
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 1.5 g
Classification
  history:
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: 7881
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Writeup from AMN 18(2):
Sample No.:
QUE93607
Location:Queen Alexandra Range
Dimensions (cm):1.2 x 0.9 x 0.5
Weight (g):1.5
Meteorite Type:L3 Chondrite (estimated L3.5)
Macroscopic Description: Cecilia Satterwhite
The exterior is totally covered with dull, pitted, dark-brown to black fusion crust. Some fractures penetrate the surface. The interior matrix is fine-grained, dark-brown to black with some small weathered inclusions visible. Oxidation is obvious and evaporite deposit is present.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Brian Mason
The section shows numerous chondrules (up to 1.2 mm across), chondrule fragments, and mineral grains in a small amount of black matrix. The matrix contains moderate amounts of nickel-iron and sulfide. Weathering is extensive, with brown limonitic staining throughout the section. The section is partially rimmed with fusion crust. Microprobe analyses show a wide range of olivine and pyroxene compositions: olivine, Fa1-32, mean Fa13; pyroxene, Fs4-25. The meteorite is classified as an L3 chondrite (estimated L3.5).

Data from:
  MB79
  Table 2
  Line 1171:
Origin or pseudonym:Footrot Flats
Mass (g):1.5
Class:L3.5
Weathering grade:Be
Fayalite (mol%):1-32
Ferrosilite (mol%):4-25
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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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Geography:

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Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (84°S, 168°E)
     Recommended::   (84° 34' 35"S, 162° 33' 54"E)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 88.2 km apart

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