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Reckling Peak 92401
Basic information Name: Reckling Peak 92401
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: RKP 92401
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1992
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 7 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 17(1)  (1994)  C2
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 79  (1996)  C2
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  C2
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  C2
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 33(1)  (2010)  CM2
Recommended:  CM2    [explanation]

This is 1 of 622 approved meteorites classified as CM2.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 2), CM chondrites, and CM-CO clan chondrites
Writeup from AMN 17(1):

Sample No.: RKP92401; 92402

Location: Reckling Peak

Dimensions (cm): 2.5 x 1.8 x 1.5; 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.0

Weight (g): 7.0; 8.0

Meteorite Type: C2 chondrite


Macroscopic Description: Carol Schwarz

Both of these specimens are very weathered. RKP92401 retains no fusion crust and its exterior has a greenish color, and numerous large fractures. The little remaining fusion crust on 92402 is thick and frothy. The interior of both of these samples is black with numerous small rusty white Inclusions.


Thin Section (RPK92401,2; 92402,2) Description: Brian Mason

The sections are so similar that these meteorites are probably paired, and paired with RKP92400. The sections show a few chondrules, up to 1.2 mm across, irregular aggregates, and small mineral grains in a black matrix. The minerals are mostly olivine, with minor pyroxene. Olivine compositions are mostly near Mg2SiO4, with a few iron-rich grains. Pyroxene compositions range from Fs2 to Fs5. The meteorite is a C2 chondrite.


Data from:
  Table 2
  Line 1715:
Mass (g):7
Weathering grade:B
Fayalite (mol%):1-62
Ferrosilite (mol%):2-5
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 17(1) (1994), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 79, MAPS 31, A161-A174 (1996)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (76° 16'S, 159° 15'E)
     Recommended::   (76° 14' 26"S, 158° 9' 17"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 29.2 km apart

     This is 1 of 43856 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 3802 unapproved names)
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