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Neptune Mountains
Basic information Name: Neptune Mountains
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1964
Country: Antarctica [Collected by National Science Foundation funded engineers]
Mass:help 1070 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 34  (1965)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IAB
Recommended:  Iron, IAB complex    [explanation]

This is 1 of 68 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Iron, IAB complex.   [show all]
Search for other: IAB complex irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 34:
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DISCOVERY OF NEPTUNE MOUNTAINS IRON METEORITE, ANTARCTICA

Name: NEPTUNE MOUNTAINS.

The place of fall or discovery: The central part of the Neptune Range of the Pensacola Mtns., Antarctica; φ = 83°15' S, λ = 55° W.

Date of fall or discovery: FOUND, February, 1964.

Class and type: IRON, coarsest octahedrite.

Number of individual specimens: 1.

Total weight: 1070 gr.

Circumstances of fall or discovery:The meteorite probably had been glacially transported. It was found on a rock outcrop about 30 m. above the ice base of nunatake by engineers J. R. Heiser and D. C. Barnett, who were members of an expe­dition of the U. S. Antarctic Research Program of the National Science Foundation.

Source: Report of Dr. Michael B. Duke (Washington, USA) in a letter, VI.28 1965.

Buchwald The following entries were found for Neptune Mountains in Buchwald (1975)
[Buchwald, Vagn F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press, 1418 pp.]
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 34, Moscow (1965)
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Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (83° 15'S, 55° 0'W)
     Recommended::   (83° 15'S, 55° 0'W)

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