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Reckling Peak A80266
Basic information Name: Reckling Peak A80266
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: RKPA80266
This meteorite may also be called Reckling Peak 80266 (RKP 80266) in publications.

Observed fall: No
Year found: 1980
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 9.8 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 5(1)  (1982)  H6
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 76  (1994)  H6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H6
Recommended:  H6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6147 approved meteorites (plus 5 unapproved names) classified as H6.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Writeup from AMN 5(1):

Sample No.: RKPA80266

Location: Reckling Peak

Field No.: 1304

Weight (gms): 9.8

Meteorite Type: H6 Chondrite


Physical Description: Roberta Score

Pitted fusion crust covers one surface while smooth fusion crust covers another. The rest of the stone has weathered to a deep reddish brown. The interior is mostly weathered, though a few inclusions are obvious in the less weathered areas. Dimensions: 3 x 2 x 1 cm


Petrographic Description: Brian Mason

This specimen is an H6 chondrite identical in all respects to RKPA80203.

Data from:
  Table 2
  Line 5453:
Mass (g):9.8
Weathering grade:B/C
Fayalite (mol%):19
Ferrosilite (mol%):17
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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° 14' 18"S, 158° 17' 19"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 25.7 km apart

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