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Derrick Peak A78009
Basic information Name: Derrick Peak A78009
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: DRPA78009
This meteorite may also be called Derrick Peak 78009 (DRP 78009) in publications.

Observed fall: No
Year found: 1978
Country: Antarctica [Collected jointly by ANSMET (US) and NIPR (Japan)]
Mass:help 138.1 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
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.: DRPA78009

Location: Derrick Peak

Field No.: 302

Weight (gms): 138100.0

Meteorite Type: Iron


Physical Description:

This sample was very clean and fresh when recovered in the Antarctica. However, on its arrival in Houston, the sample was somewhat oxidized, though not as severely as DRPA78008. The original overall color was metallic brownish-black, but now parts of this meteorite are reddish brown. The T surface was in contact with the ground at time of recovery. This surface is concave and wavy (the E surface is also wavy). Silvery material is scattered randomly over the T-N-W surface, ten laths cover an area of ~10 sq. cm. Each lath is oblong and from 1 to 4 cm in length. The B and W surfaces contain many regmaglypts, with the deepest being ~4 cm in depth, thus giving these surfaces a very rough appearance. Silvery inclusions (schreibersite?) with high relief and a tabular shape are scattered on this surface. The B surface is the most weathered surface.

Data from:
  Table 2
  Line 1437:
Mass (g):138.1 kg
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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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