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Derrick Peak A78002
Basic information Name: Derrick Peak A78002
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: DRPA78002
This meteorite may also be called Derrick Peak 78002 (DRP 78002) in publications.

Observed fall: No
Year found: 1978
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 7.19 kg
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.: DRPA78002

Location: Derrick Peak

Field No.: 303

Weight (gms): 7188.0

Meteorite Type: Iron


Physical Description:

The B surface of this 24 x 22 x 9.5 cm specimen was in contact with the ice at the time of recovery. The B surface is irregular; an area ~5 cm long and 1.5 cm wide is ropy in appearance and has higher relief than the surrounding metal, which is probably due to preferential weathering of this material (schreibersite?). The T surface has many regmaglypts, some of the deeper of which are stained by hydrous iron oxides. The S surface is partially covered with a yellowish-brown evaporate deposit. The S side of the sample is thicker than the N edge, thus resulting in an overall wedge shape for the specimen.

Data from:
  Table 2
  Line 1430:
Mass (g):7188
Weathering grade:e
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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 41899 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 3802 unapproved names)
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