Steingarden Nunataks 07009 (ex Queenmet icefields 07009) as ungrouped iron in the Meteoritical Bulletin Database

Steingarden Nunataks 07009, formerly known as ‘Queenmet Icefields 07009 (QMI 07009)’, has been classified as ungrouped iron and is now registered in the Meteoritical Bulletin Database.

Steingarden Nunataks 07009 at Novolazarevskaya Station in Antarctica in December 2007

Steingarden Nunataks 07009 at Novolazarevskaya Station in Antarctica in December 2007

Steingarden Nunataks 07009 at Novolazarevskaya Station in Antarctica in December 2007

Steingarden Nunataks 07009 at Novolazarevskaya Station in Antarctica in December 2007

Steingarden Nunataks 07009 in situ / Photo: BGR, G. Delisle

Steingarden Nunataks 07009 in situ on 2 December 2007 / Photo: BGR, Georg Delisle

Writeup from Meteoritical Bulletin 105 (approved 26 Nov 2016)
Meteorite with finder at fall location / Photo: BGR

Steingarden Nunataks 07009 with finder Georg Delisle at find location (72°17.339’S, 16°03.210’E) on 2 December 2007 / Photo: Gessler, BGR

“Steingarden Nunataks 07009 (STG 07009) 72°17.339’S, 16°03.210’E
Antarctica
Find: 2007
Classification: Iron meteorite (ungrouped)
History: The meteorite was found in 2007 in Antarctica during the Queenmet reconnaissance expedition carried out in the Antarctic field season 2007/08 by the Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe (BGR), Germany.
Physical characteristics: (F. Brandstätter, NHMV) One complete 32.6 kg individual with regmaglypts. The grayish-black exterior appears fresh, no oxidation features in the meteorite’s interior.
Petrography: (F. Brandstätter, NHMV) The meteorite is a plesstic octahedrite with almost all kamacite spindles (apparent diamter = 0.08±0.03 mm, N = 30) having nuclei of schreibersite.
Classification: (J.T. Wasson, UCLA) The meteorite is an ungrouped iron. It has no close relatives. Chemical composition: Cr=20 μg/g; Co=6.76 mg/g; Ni=139.9 mg/g; Cu=282 μg/g; Ga=10.4 μg/g; Ge=166 μg/g; As=14.8 μg/g; Sb=74 ng/g; W=0.29 µg/g; Re=16 ng/g; Ir=0.129 μg/g; Pt=4.4 μg/g; Au=1.606 μg/g.
Specimens: The main mass (32.2 kg) is on deposit at BGR; type specimen (37.3 g) at NHMV.”

Steingarden Nunataks 07009 find location (72°17.339’S, 16°03.210’E)

Steingarden Nunataks 07009 find location (72°17.339’S, 16°03.210’E)

Steingarden Nunataks 07009 find location (72°17.339’S, 16°03.210’E)

Steingarden Nunataks 07009 find location (72°17.339’S, 16°03.210’E)

Proud finders with Steingarden Nunataks 07009

Proud finders with Steingarden Nunataks 07009

LITERATURE

DISCOVERY OF A NEW METEORITE CONCENTRATION SITE IN QUEEN MAUD LAND, ANTARCTICA
G. Delisle, C. Koeberl, F. Brandstaetter and Queenmet Scientific Party
72nd Annual Meteoritical Society Meeting (2009), abstract # 5028

THE STEINGARDEN NUNATAKS L6 CHONDRITES STG 07002, 07003 AND 07004: RELATIONSHIP TO TYPE 7 CHONDRITES.
F. Brandstätter, C. Koeberl, and D.Topa
77th Annual Meteoritical Society Meeting (2014), abstract # 5047

First Petrographical Description of Rock Occurrences in the Steingarden Area, Dronning Maud Land, East Antarctica.
Schlüter, J. , Estrada, S. , Lisker, F. , Läufer, A. , Kühn, R. , Nitzsche, K. and Spiegel, C. (2011)
Polarforschung, Bremerhaven, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research & German Society of Polar Research, 80(3) , pp. 161-172, ISSN: 00322490

MEDIA
Images and information accompanying the BGR press conference on 6 February 2008, 11 o’clock

Der Meteorit QueenMET-009 – ein Schwergewicht aus der Antarktis

Queenmet – Reconnaissance Expedition 2007/2008

Steingarden Nunataks 07009 (Queenmet Icefield (QMI) 07009) immediately after its recovery

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Queenmet expedition

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NDR TV, Das Magazin (February 2008)

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3SAT TV, Nano (6 February 2008)

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