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Reckling Peak 17075
Basic information Name: Reckling Peak 17075
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: RKP 17075
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2018
Country: Antarctica [Collected by Programma Nazionale di Ricerche in Antartide (PNRA), Italy]
Mass:help 3.3 g
Recommended:  CM1    [explanation]

This is 1 of 28 approved meteorites classified as CM1.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 1), CM chondrites, and CM-CO clan chondrites
Comments: Approved 17 Jul 2021
Writeup from MB 110:

Reckling Peak 17075 (RKP 17075)        76°14.945’ S, 158°21.196’ E

Antarctica, Antarctica

Find: 2018 Jan 22

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CM1)

History: Revovered during the 2017-18 PNRA expedition

Physical characteristics: The total mass of the sample is 3.3 g. The fusion crust is partly preserved. The sample has a dark appearance and minor evaporite phases on the surface.

Petrography: (UPisa). Chondrule pseudomorph abundance 15 vol.%; matrix ?80 vol.%, opaques minerals 2 vol.% (almost exclusively sulfides). Chondrule pseudomorph mean diameter is 190±150 µm. Only one refractory inclusion (CAI) pseudomorph has been identified (~200 µm). Chondrules are all pseudomorphs are set in a dark, fine-grained matrix. Hydrated phyllosilicates are the dominant phase (inferred by low totals). No anhydrous silicates have been detected. Metal is very rare. There are no significant shock features, only tiny sulfides blebs inside a chondrule pseudomorph, and irregular fractures. No significant signs of terrestrial weathering are present. The mineral composition is dominated by hydrated phyllosilicates (cronstedtite-antigorite), carbonates (dolomite, calcite), sulfides (pentlandite, intermediate Ni-rich sulfides, and a Fe-Mg sulfide likely tochilinite), plus accessory chromite, magnetite, ilmenite, apatite, kamacite, taenite.

Classification: (UPisa). Carbonaceous chondrite (CM1). Minimal shock and weathering.

Data from:
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Origin or pseudonym:Reckling Moraine
Date:2018 Jan 22
Latitude:76°14.945' S
Longitude:158°21.196' E
Mass (g):3.3
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Magnetic suscept.:3.61
Classifier:A. Musolino, M. Suttle and L. Folco DST-PI
Type spec mass (g):3
Type spec location:MNA-SI
Main mass:MNA-SI
Comments:Submitted by L. Folco
   and collections
DST-PI: Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Università di Pisa, Via S. Maria 53, 56126 Pisa, Italy (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
MNA-SI: Museo Nazionale dell'Antartide, Università di Siena, Via Laterina 8, I-53100 Siena, Italy; Website (institutional address; updated 13 Dec 2011)
UPisa: Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Università di Pisa, Italy (institutional address; updated 3 Aug 2010)
References: Published in Gattacceca J., McCubbin F.M., Grossman J., Bouvier A., Chabot N.L., D'Orazio M., Goodrich C., Greshake A., Gross J., Komatsu M., Miao B., and Schrader D. (2022) The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 110. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 1-4
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