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Derrick Peak A78006
Basic information Name: Derrick Peak A78006
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: DRPA78006
This meteorite may also be called Derrick Peak 78006 (DRP 78006) in publications.

Observed fall: No
Year found: 1978
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 389 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.: DRPA78006

Location: Derrick Peak

Field No.: 305

Weight (gms): 389.3

Meteorite Type: Iron


Physical Description:

The T surface of the meteorite was in contact with the ice at the time of recovery. The sample has some consolidated soil on this surface, which is brownish-yellow. The overall color of the sample, ~7.5 x 6.5 x 3.0 cm, is metallic brown. The S half of the B surface is smooth and silverish-brown, while the N half of the B surface is characterized by a silverish material that has slightly more relief than the back round and could possibly be schreibersite (?), cohenite (?), daubreelite (?). This material with higher relief rings the outer edge of most of the regmaglypts.

Data from:
  Table 2
  Line 1434:
Mass (g):389.3
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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 41908 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 3802 unapproved names)
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