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Derrick Peak A78007
Basic information Name: Derrick Peak A78007
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: DRPA78007
This meteorite may also be called Derrick Peak 78007 (DRP 78007) in publications.

Observed fall: No
Year found: 1978
Country: Antarctica [Collected jointly by ANSMET (US) and NIPR (Japan)]
Mass:help 11.8 kg
Classification
  history:
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
NIPR Catalogue:  2000 Edition  (2000)  IIB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIB
Recommended:  Iron, IIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 138 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIAB.   [show all]
Search for other: IIAB irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
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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.: DRPA78007

Location: Derrick Peak

Field No.: 338

Weight (gms): 11800.0

Meteorite Type: Iron

 

Physical Description:

The B surface of the meteorite was in contact with the ground at the time of recovery. This surface (B) is severely weathered and several millimeters of brown powder, hydrous iron oxides and soil (?) are present and completely mask the appearance of the original surface. The meteorite is extremely irregular with regmaglypts as deep as 3 to 4 cm. Where unoxidized the meteorite is dark metallic brown. Silvery laths (schreibersite?), ~1 cm long, are scattered over the surface of the meteorite.

Data from:
  MB76
  Table 2
  Line 1435:
Mass (g):11.8 kg
Class:IIB
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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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Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (80° 4'S, 156° 23'E)
     Recommended::   (80° 4'S, 156° 23'E)

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     This is 1 of 39173 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 5051 unapproved names)
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