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Pecora Escarpment 01003
Basic information Name: Pecora Escarpment 01003
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: PCA 01003
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: Antarctica [Collected by Planetary Studies Foundation (US)]
Mass:help 2.7 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  Pallasite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Pallasite
Recommended:  Pallasite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 51 approved meteorites classified as Pallasite.   [show all]
Search for other: Metal-rich meteorites, Pallasites
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Writeup from MB 89:

Pecora Escarpment 01003

Pecora Escarpment, Antarctica

Find 2002 January 17

Pallasite

A 2.7 g meteorite fragment was collected on the blue ice at the Pecora escarpment by a member of the Planetary Studies Foundation’s Antarctica 2002 Expedition.  Classification (Paul Sipiera, Harper College, Illinois):. Upon close examination the meteorite was determined to be a fragment of a pallasite.  It clearly exhibits surface characteristics indicating where olivine had weathered away.  No olivine grains were present for analysis, and the small size and rough nature of the specimen did not make microprobe analysis possible without destroying the specimen.  Specimens: type specimen, 2.7 g, James M. DuPont Meteorite Collection.

Data from:
  MB89
  Table 5
  Line 2:
Date:Jan 2002
Latitude:85°41.116'S
Longitude:68°48.370'W
Mass (g):2.7
Pieces:1
Class:Pallasite
Weathering grade:B
Classifier:P. Sipiera, PSF
Type spec location:DuPont
Main mass:DuPont
Comments:See separate entry
Institutions
   and collections
PSF: Planetary Studies Foundation,10 Winterwood Lane, Unit B, Galena, Illinois 61036-9283, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 1 Dec 2011)
DuPont: James M. DuPont Meteorite Collection, Deposited at FMNH in 2008., United States (private address; updated 1 Jun 2012)
Harper: Planetary Studies Foundation,10 Winterwood Lane, Unit B, Galena, Illinois 61036-9283, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 1 Dec 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (85° 41' 7"S, 68° 48' 22"W)

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