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Derrick Peak A78004
Basic information Name: Derrick Peak A78004
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: DRPA78004
This meteorite may also be called Derrick Peak 78004 (DRP 78004) in publications.

Observed fall: No
Year found: 1978
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 133.6 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 2(1)  (1979)  Iron
AMN 4(1)  (1981)  IIB
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 76  (1994)  IIB
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIB
Recommended:  Iron, IIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 142 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIAB.   [show all]
Search for other: IIAB irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Writeup from AMN 2(1):
This text was reprinted from AMN 2(1) in AMN 4(1). In some cases, it may be an updated version from the original.

Sample No.: DRPA78004

Location: Derrick Peak

Field No.: 306

Weight (gms): 133.6

Meteorite Type: Iron


Physical Description:

The N portion of the B surface was buried in the soil at the time the meteorite was recovered. The remaining portion of the B surface was in contact with the ground; however, it was not buried. The B surface has oxidation staining, which gives it an orangish-brown appearance. The meteorite is pitted over all the surfaces; there are a few small regmaglypts that are as much as 5-8 mm in diameter. The overall color of this 4.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm specimen is metallic blackish-brown.

Data from:
  Table 2
  Line 1432:
Mass (g):133.6
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 2(1) (1979), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 76, Meteoritics 29, 100-143 (1994)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (80° 4'S, 156° 23'E)
     Recommended::   (80° 4'S, 156° 23'E)

     This is 1 of 43331 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 3802 unapproved names)
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