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Derrick Peak A78001
Basic information Name: Derrick Peak A78001
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: DRPA78001
This meteorite may also be called Derrick Peak 78001 (DRP 78001) in publications.

Observed fall: No
Year found: 1978
Country: Antarctica [Collected jointly by ANSMET (US) and NIPR (Japan)]
Mass:help 15.2 kg
Classification
  history:
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 138 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIAB.   [show all]
Search for other: IIAB irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
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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.: DRPA78001

Location: Derrick Peak

Field No.: 301

Weight (gms): 15200.0

Meteorite Type: Iron

 

Physical Description:

This irregular shape specimen is dark metallic reddish-brown. The B surface was touching the ground when the meteorite was recovered, this surface is yellowish-brown and highly oxidized. The T surface is covered with regmaglypts. The bottom of a few of these regmaglypts is stained by orangish-brown iron oxidation. The S & W surfaces are wider than the N & E surfaces. The sample is ~22 x 20 x 15 cm.

Data from:
  MB76
  Table 2
  Line 1429:
Mass (g):15.2 kg
Class:IIB
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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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Svend Buhl   
Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (80° 4'S, 156° 23'E)
     Recommended::   (80° 4'S, 156° 23'E)

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     This is 1 of 39173 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 5051 unapproved names)
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