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Reckling Peak A80209
Basic information Name: Reckling Peak A80209
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: RKPA80209
This meteorite may also be called Reckling Peak 80209 (RKP 80209) in publications.

Observed fall: No
Year found: 1980
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 9.7 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 5(1)  (1982)  L5
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 76  (1994)  L5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 7131 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Writeup from AMN 5(1):

Sample No.: RKPA80209

Location: Reckling Peak

Field No.: 1113

Weight (gms): 9.7

Meteorite Type: L5 Chondrite


Physical Description: Roberta Score

This flat sample is almost totally covered with a pitted black fusion crust. Several fractures penetrate the weathered interior which is reddish brown. Dimensions: 2.5 x 2 x 1 cm


Petrographic Description: Brian Mason

Chondrules are moderately abundant, 0.3-1.5 mm in diameter, and are set in a granular matrix of olivine and pyroxene, with minor subequal amounts of nickel-iron and troilite, and little plagioclase. Well preserved fusion crust, 0.6 mm thick, is present along one edge. Small areas of limonite, and limonitic staining, are present throughout the section. Microprobe analyses gave the following compositions: olivine, Fa25; orthopyroxene, Fs21; plagioclase, An11. The meteorite is classified as an L5 chondrite.

Data from:
  Table 2
  Line 5397:
Mass (g):9.7
Weathering grade:C
Fayalite (mol%):25
Ferrosilite (mol%):21
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 5(1) (1982), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 76, Meteoritics 29, 100-143 (1994)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (76° 16'S, 159° 15'E)
     Recommended::   (76° 16'S, 159° 15'E)

     This is 1 of 40719 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 4494 unapproved names)
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