|Allan Hills A77263|
|Basic information||Name: Allan Hills A77263|
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
This meteorite may also be called Allan Hills 77263 (ALH 77263) in publications.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1977 or 1978
Country: Antarctica [Collected jointly by ANSMET (US) and NIPR (Japan)]
Mass: 1669 g
This is 1 of 91 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IAB-MG. [show all]
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Writeup from AMN 3(2):
This text was reprinted from AMN 3(2) in AMN 4(1). In some cases, it may be an updated version from the original.
Sample No.: ALHA77263
Location: Allan Hills
Field No.: Y78010304
Weight (gms): 1669.0
Meteorite Type: Iron - Group I or Og
This orangish-brown, angular sample is approximately 15.0x5.5x8.0 cm. All surfaces have regmaglypts, however, the T surface has smaller regmaglypts, ~3 mm in diameter, than the other surfaces that have regmaglypts as much as 2.5 cm in diameter. From field photographs it was determined that the T surface was in contact with the ice at the time of recovery; this surface has a more metallic luster than the other surfaces.
Tentative Classification: Roy S. Clarke, Jr.
An area of approximately 20 cm2 of macroetched surface was examined. Kamacite band widths are in the 2 to 2.5 mm range with a length to width ratio of 2 to 4. Neumann bands are present, and along more than half of the rim of the slice kamacite has been converted to α2 by atmospheric ablation. Areas of recrystallized kamacite are unevenly distributed over the surface. Comb taenite/plessite areas and grain boundary taenite are present. Grain boundary schreibersite is present as is one 3x1.5 mm schreibersite. External weathering appears to have been moderately severe. This specimen is a coarse octahedrite, a typical Group I or Og meteorite.
|References:||Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 3(2) (1980), JSC, Houston|
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 76, Meteoritics 29, 100-143 (1994)
This is 1 of 36474 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 5519 unapproved names)
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