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Cape York
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
Country: Greenland
Mass:help 58.2 t
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 28  (1963)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIIAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIIA
Recommended:  Iron, IIIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 292 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIIAB.   [show all]
Search for other: IIIAB irons, Metal-rich meteorites, and Iron meteorites
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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.

Name

Weight

Found

Place

 

1. Ahnighito

31 tons

1984-1897

Meteorite Island

76°04'N - 64°58'W

2. Woman

3 tons

1984-1897

Saveruluk

76°09'N - 64°56'W

3. Dog

400 kg

1984-1897

Saveruluk

76°09'N - 64°56'W

4. Savik I

3.4 tons

1913

Savequarfik

76°08'N - 64°36'W

5. Savik II

7.8 kg

1961

Savequarfik

76°08'N - 64°36'W

6. Agpalilik

about 15 tons

1963

Agpalilik

76°09'N - 65°10'W

 

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.]
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 28, Moscow (1963)
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Geography:

Greenland
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (76° 8'N, 64° 56'W)
     Recommended::   (76° 8'N, 64° 56'W)

Statistics:
     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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Synonyms: Agpalilik (In NHM Cat)
Ahnighito (In NHM Cat)
Akpohon (In NHM Cat)
Anighito (In NHM Cat)
Baffin's Bay (In NHM Cat)
Davis Strait (From MetBase)
Davis' Strait (In NHM Cat)
Dog (From MetBase)
Melville (In NHM Cat)
Melville Bay (In NHM Cat)
North Star Bay (In NHM Cat)
Northumberland Island (In NHM Cat)
Ross's Iron (In NHM Cat)
Savik (In NHM Cat)
Saviksue (In NHM Cat)
Sowallick Mountains (In NHM Cat)
Swallik (In NHM Cat)
Woman (From MetBase)

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