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Reckling Peak A80241
Basic information Name: Reckling Peak A80241
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: RKPA80241
This meteorite may also be called Reckling Peak 80241 (RKP 80241) in publications.

Observed fall: No
Year found: 1980
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 0.62 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 5(1)  (1982)  CV3
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 76  (1994)  CV3
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  CV3
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CV3
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 602 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as CV3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CV chondrites, and CV-CK clan chondrites
Comments: Revised 28 Oct 2019: Corrected mass, per JSC
Writeup from AMN 5(1):

Sample No.: RKPA80241

Location: Reckling Peak

Field No.: 1074

Weight (gms): 0.6

Meteorite Type: C3V Chondrite


Physical Description: Roberta Score

A small amount of fusion crust exists on this tiny specimen. Dimensions: 1.5 x .5 x .5 cm


Petrographic Description: Brian Mason

The section shows a close-packed aggregate of chondrules (up to 2.5 mm across) and irregular granular aggregates, set in a small amount of black (probably carbonaceous) matrix. A minor amount of nickel-iron is present, in several forms: as small grains dispersed through some chondrules, concentrated around the margins of some chondrules, and as rare globules up to 0.8 mm across in the matrix. The silicate material consists largely of olivine and polysynthetically twinned clinopyroxene. Well preserved fusion crust, up to 1.2 mm, rims part of the section. Weathering is extensive, with brown limonitic staining pervasive throughout the section. Microprobe analyses show olivine and pyroxene with variable composition; for 30 olivine analyses the Fa range is 0.7-5.5 (except for one of Fa36), and the mean is Fa3; for 15 pyroxene analyses the range is Wo0.3-1.5, En90-98, Fs1-8, with a mean of Wo0.7En95Fs4. The meteorite is tentatively classified as a C3V chondrite.

Data from:
  Table 2
  Line 5428:
Mass (g):0.6
Weathering grade:B
Fayalite (mol%):1-6
Ferrosilite (mol%):1-8
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 5(1) (1982), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 76, Meteoritics 29, 100-143 (1994)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (76° 16'S, 159° 15'E)
     Recommended::   (76° 12' 42"S, 158° 26' 28"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 22.3 km apart

     This is 1 of 43700 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 3802 unapproved names)
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