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Reckling Peak A80263
Basic information Name: Reckling Peak A80263
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: RKPA80263
This meteorite may also be called Reckling Peak 80263 (RKP 80263) in publications.

Observed fall: No
Year found: 1980
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 16.7 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 5(1)  (1982)  Mesosiderite
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 76  (1994)  Mesosiderite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Mesosiderite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Mesosiderite-AN
Recommended:  Mesosiderite-an    [explanation]

This is 1 of 7 approved meteorites classified as Mesosiderite-an.   [show all]
Search for other: Mesosiderites, Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from AMN 5(1):

Sample No.: RKPA80263

Location: Reckling Peak

Field No.: 1390

Weight (gms): 16.7

Meteorite Type: Mesosiderite

 

Physical. Description: Roberta Score

The specimen has an iridescent sheen. A few regmaglypts are present. Several greenish colored clasts as large as 5 mm in length show cleavage. Metal is obvious but extremely weathered. Dimensions: 3.5 x 2.5 x 1 cm

 

Petrographic Description: Brian Mason

This specimen is a mesosiderite and is paired with RKPA79015, RKPA80229, RKPA80246, RKPA80258, and RKPA80263.

Data from:
  MB76
  Table 2
  Line 5450:
Mass (g):16.7
Class:Meso
Weathering grade:C
Ferrosilite (mol%):24
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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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Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (76° 16'S, 159° 15'E)
     Recommended::   (76° 12' 31"S, 158° 30' 38"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 20.7 km apart

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