header
  MetSoc Home            Publications            Contacts  
Search the Meteoritical Bulletin Database
Last update: 11 Oct 2019
Search for: Search type: Search limits: Display: Publication:
Names
Text help
Places
Classes
Years
Contains
Starts with
Exact
Sounds like
NonAntarctic
Falls  Non-NWAs
What's new
  in the last:
Limit to approved meteorite names
Search text:  
Reckling Peak 92435
Basic information Name: Reckling Peak 92435
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: RKP 92435
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1992
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 4.6 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 17(3)  (1994)  ALH85085-like
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 79  (1996)  CH
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  CH
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CH3
Recommended:  CH3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 26 approved meteorites classified as CH3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CH chondrites, CH-CB family, and Metal-rich meteorites
Writeuphelp
Writeup from AMN 17(3):
Sample No.: RKP92435
Location: Reckling Peak
Dimensions (cm): 2.0 x 1.1 x 0.8
Weight (g): 4.6
Meteorite Type: C chondrite (ALH85085-like)

Macroscopic Description: Robbie Marlow
Dark brown fusion crust covers 95% of the exterior. It is smooth and shiny in areas. This meteorite is heavily weathered. No features were noted in the dark red brown, fine-grained matrix.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Brian Mason
The section shows numerous chondrules, up to 0.2 mm across, abundant pyroxene grains (up to 0.1 mm), and a considerable amount of nickel-iron. The meteorite is severely weathered, with veins and patches of red-brown limonite throughout the section. Most of the pyroxene is close to MgSiO3 in composition, but ranges up to Fs19. The metal contains up to 0.2% Si. The meteorite is a carbonaceous chondrite of the ALH85085 grouplet.

Data from:
  MB79
  Table 2
  Line 1749:
Mass (g):4.6
Class:“CH”
Weathering grade:C
Ferrosilite (mol%):1-19
Catalogs:
Search for specimens in the Smithsonian Institution collection (U.S.):   
    Require SI photo
Search for this meteorite in the NASA/JSC database (U.S.):   
References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 17(3) (1994), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 79, MAPS 31, A161-A174 (1996)
Find references in NASA ADS:
Find references in Google Scholar:
Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (76° 16'S, 159° 15'E)
     Recommended::   (76° 13' 53"S, 158° 6' 7"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 30.7 km apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 39173 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 5051 unapproved names)
Proximity search:
Find nearby meteorites: enter search radius (km):

Direct link to this page