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Reckling Peak A80235
Basic information Name: Reckling Peak A80235
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: RKPA80235
This meteorite may also be called Reckling Peak 80235 (RKP 80235) in publications.

Observed fall: No
Year found: 1980
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 261 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 4(2)  (1981)  LL6
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 76  (1994)  LL6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  LL6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  LL6
Recommended:  LL6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 2797 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as LL6.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Writeup from AMN 4(2):

Sample No.: RKPA80235

Location: Reckling Peak

Field No.: 1261

Weight (gms): 261.2

Meteorite Type: LL6 Chondrite


Physical Description: Roberta Score

Several patches of black fusion crust are present. Most of this rough surfaced meteorite is yellowish-brown in color. Numerous clasts are obvious. The interior of this stone is medium gray in color and is relatively unweathered. Dimensions: 9 x 6.5 x 4.5 cm.


Petrographic Description: Brian Mason

The section is finely granular (average grain size about 0.1 mm), with only traces of chondritic structure. The meteorite consists largely of olivine and pyroxene, with minor amounts of plagioclase; nickel-iron and troilite are unusually sparse, less than 5%. Limonitic staining is absent, the meteorite appearing to be completely unweathered (a recent fall ?). Microprobe analyses gave the following mineral compositions: olivine, Fa30; orthopyroxene, Fs24; plagioclase, An10. The meteorite is classified as an LL6 chondrite.

Data from:
  Table 2
  Line 5422:
Mass (g):261.2
Weathering grade:A/B
Fayalite (mol%):30
Ferrosilite (mol%):24
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 4(2) (1981), 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° 13' 8"S, 158° 25' 6"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 22.7 km apart

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