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Derrick Peak 88017
Basic information Name: Derrick Peak 88017
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: DRP 88017
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1988
Country: Antarctica [Collected by New Zealand Antarctic Research Programme]
Mass:help 63 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 71  (1991)  IIB
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIB
Recommended:  Iron, IIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 136 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIAB.   [show all]
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Writeup from MB 71:
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Derrick Peak 88017 to 88025

Victoria Land, Antarctica

Found December 1988

Iron. Coarsest octahedrite (IIB).

Nine iron meteorites weighing 76 g to 63 kg (total weight 74 kg) were found by a geologic field party from the New Zealand Antarctic Research Programme. Derrick Peak 88017 to 88025 are almost certainly all paired with the Derrick Peak A78001 to 78016 specimens which were found in the same area, R. S. Clarke, Meteoritics 17, 1982, 129, and have the meteorite name Derrick Peak A78001. Classification and discovery details from M. P. Kirkbride, M. A. Bradshaw and F. J. Harmsen, Meteoritics, in press. Main masses are at the Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, New Zealand. (Note: There are no meteorites named DRP 88001-016; the numbers were started with 88017 to avoid confusion with DRP A78001-016).

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 71, Meteoritics 26, 255-262 (1991)
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Geography:

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Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (80° 5'S, 156° 25'E)
     Recommended::   (80° 4'S, 156° 23'E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 2 km apart

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     This is 1 of 38937 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 5051 unapproved names)
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