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Queen Alexandra Range 94537
Basic information Name: Queen Alexandra Range 94537
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: QUE 94537
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1994
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 7.4 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 19(1)  (1996)  L3.6
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 79  (1996)  L3.6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L3.6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L3.6
Recommended:  L3.6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 59 approved meteorites classified as L3.6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Field number: 10240
Writeup from AMN 19(1):
Sample No.:QUE94537
Location:Queen Alexandra Range
Dimensions (cm):1.8 x 1.5 x 1.1
Weight (g):7.4
Meteorite Type:L3.6 chondrite
Macroscopic Description: Cecilia Satterwhite
Sixty percent of the dull black fusion crust remains on this weathered gem. No inclusions are visible in the lovely red-brown interior, but evaporite deposit is present.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Brian Mason
The section shows numerous chondrules (up to 1.2 mm across) and chondrule fragments in a brown to black matrix containing some troilite and nickel-iron. Weathering is extensive, with limonitic staining and patches of brown limonite throughout the section. Microprobe analyses show olivine and pyroxene of variable composition: olivine, Fa7-27, mean Fa16 ; pyroxene, Fs14-18. The meteorite is classified as an L3 chondrite (estimated L3.6).

Data from:
  Table 2
  Line 1643:
Origin or pseudonym:Foggy Bottom Moraine
Mass (g):7.4
Weathering grade:B/Ce
Fayalite (mol%):7-27
Ferrosilite (mol%):14-18
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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' 26"S, 162° 15' 40"E)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 91.6 km apart

     This is 1 of 40744 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 4494 unapproved names)
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