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Queen Alexandra Range 94613
Basic information Name: Queen Alexandra Range 94613
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: QUE 94613
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1994
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 5.1 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 19(2)  (1996)  Ureilite
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 82  (1998)  Ureilite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Ureilite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Ureilite
Recommended:  Ureilite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 604 approved meteorites classified as Ureilite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Ureilites
Comments: Field number: 10834
Writeup from AMN 19(2):
Sample No.: QUE94613
Location: Queen Alexandra Range
Dimensions (cm): 2.0 x 1.5 x 1.0
Weight (g): 5.1
Meteorite Type: Ureilite

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride

Forty percent of the exterior of this meteorite is covered with dark brown to black fusion crust. Areas without fusion crust are rusty brown in color. The interior is dull brown to black with some metal grains and some weathered mineral grains visible.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Brian Mason

The section shows anhedral grains of olivine and a little pyroxene (grains up to 2.4 mm across) in a black matrix. The matrix contains veinlets of brown limonite, presumably from the weathering of metal and sulfide. Microprobe analyses show olivine of nearly uniform composition, Fa22-24, with notably high CaO (0.4%); pyroxene composition is Wo10Fs19. The meteorite is a ureilite; it appears to be relatively unshocked compared to most ureilites. It is probably paired with QUE93336 and 93341.

Data from:
  Table A1
  Line 324:
Origin or pseudonym:Foggy Bottom Moraine
Mass (g):5.1
Weathering grade:B
Fayalite (mol%):22-24
Ferrosilite (mol%):19
Comments:93336 pairing group
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 19(2) (1996), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 82, MAPS 33, A221-A240 (1998)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (84°S, 168°E)
     Recommended::   (84° 35' 59"S, 162° 11' 17"E)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 92.9 km apart

     This is 1 of 43332 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 3802 unapproved names)
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