|Basic information||Name: Cape York|
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1818
Mass: 58.2 t
This is 1 of 299 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIIAB. [show all]
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Writeup from MB 28:
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DISCOVERY OF CAPE YORK (AGPALILIK) IRON METEORITE, NORTHWEST GREENLAND
Name: CAPE YORK (AGPALILIK).
The place of fall or discovery: Agpalilik Peninsula, 125, km Southeast of Thule and 15, km North of the Savigsivik settlement, Melville Bay, Northwest Greenland.
Date of fall or discovery: FOUND, in the summer of 1963.
Class and type: IRON, medium octahedrite.
Number of individual specimens: 1.
Total weight: Estimated 15 tons. Still not fully excavated. Dimensions: about 210 X 200 X 125 cm.
Circumstances of the fall or discovery: The meteorite was discovered by Dr. Vagn Buchwald (Copenhagen, Denmark), during a study of the locality where the Greenland meteorites were previously discovered. It was 6 km to the west of the point where the two known specimens «Woman» and «Dog» were found and is undoubtedly a part of the Cape York meteorite shower. The meteorite lay on an ice-free slope 500 m from the shore and was partly covered with gneiss boulders. There was no crater and no crushing of rocks discovered. The meteorite has temporarily been left where discovered. The specimen found is the sixth from the Cape York meteorite shower. Dr. Vagn Buchwald has drawn up a summary of precise data on all the known specimens as of September 1963.
Report of Dr. Vagn Buchwald (Copenhagen, Denmark) in a letter, IX.20.1963.
|Buchwald||The following entries were found for Cape York in Buchwald (1975)
[Buchwald, Vagn F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press, 1418 pp.]
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 28, Moscow (1963)|
This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites from Nordgronland, Greenland
This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites from Greenland (plus 1 unapproved name)
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