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Derrick Peak A78003
Basic information Name: Derrick Peak A78003
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: DRPA78003
This meteorite may also be called Derrick Peak 78003 (DRP 78003) in publications.

Observed fall: No
Year found: 1978
Country: Antarctica [Collected jointly by ANSMET (US) and NIPR (Japan)]
Mass:help 144.2 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
NIPR Catalogue:  2000 Edition  (2000)  IIB
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.: DRPA78003

Location: Derrick Peak

Field No.: 337

Weight (gms): 144.2

Meteorite Type: Iron


Physical Description:

This 7.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm oblong specimen has square corners and a ridge along the E W axis of the T surface. The T surface has shallow impressions (regmaglypts) along the S side of the ridge. The B surface is rougher than the T surface and is partially stained by oxidized iron; giving it an orange color. Some soil and evaporite deposits adhered to the B surface. The B, N, and W surfaces were in contact with the ground at the time of recovery.

Data from:
  Table 2
  Line 1431:
Mass (g):144.2
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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