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Derrick Peak A78005
Basic information Name: Derrick Peak A78005
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: DRPA78005
This meteorite may also be called Derrick Peak 78005 (DRP 78005) in publications.

Observed fall: No
Year found: 1978
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 18.6 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.: DRPA78005

Location: Derrick Peak

Field No.: 304

Weight (gms): 18600.0

Meteorite Type: Iron


Physical Description:

Overall color of the meteorite is metallic brownish-black with some reddish-brow) due to the oxidation of the iron. The S half of the B surface was in contact with the ground at time of recovery. This surface (B) ranges in color from yellowish brown to reddish-brown. The specimen is irregular in shape, ~28 x 23 x 14 cm, and has many regmaglypts. The regmaglypts on the B surface have greater relief than those on the T surface. The W surface is smoother than the rest of the specimen. The B-S surface is partially covered by what appears to be an evaporite deposit. Several small laths of schreibersite (?) are present on the sample.

Data from:
  Table 2
  Line 1433:
Mass (g):18.6 kg
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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