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Queen Alexandra Range 94299
Basic information Name: Queen Alexandra Range 94299
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: QUE 94299
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1994
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 13.4 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 19(1)  (1996)  Mesosiderite
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 79  (1996)  Mesosiderite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Mesosiderite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Mesosiderite
Recommended:  Mesosiderite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 216 approved meteorites classified as Mesosiderite.   [show all]
Search for other: Mesosiderites, Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Field number: 10813
Writeup from AMN 19(1):
Sample No.:QUE94299 QUE94299
Location:Queen Alexandra Range
Dimensions (cm):2.4 x 2.1 x 0.9
Weight (g):13.4
Meteorite Type:Mesosiderite
Macroscopic Description: Cecilia Satterwhite
The exterior of this meteorite has some patches of thin shiny black fusion crust. Most surfaces have a brownish color and areas of heavy oxidation are yellowish-brown in color. A few fractures penetrate the interior. The interior reveals a mixture of very fine-grained metal grains and very weathered, fine-grained silicates. Despite the abundant metal, this stone broke easily.

Thin Section (,3) Description: Brian Mason
The section shows a granular aggregate of subequal amounts of nickel-iron and silicates, with minor amounts of troilite; the silicates are pyroxene and plagioclase. Minor weathering is indicated by a moderate amount of brown limonitic staining. Pyroxene composition is almost uniform at Wo2Fs32; the plagioclase is anorthite, An91-96; accessory amounts of an SiO2 polymorph, probably tridymite, are present. The meteorite is a mesosiderite.

Data from:
  Table 2
  Line 1410:
Origin or pseudonym:Tail's End Icefield
Mass (g):13.4
Weathering grade:B/C
Ferrosilite (mol%):32
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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° 33' 17"S, 162° 34' 44"E)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 86.4 km apart

     This is 1 of 40849 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 4494 unapproved names)
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