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Reckling Peak A80218
Basic information Name: Reckling Peak A80218
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: RKPA80218
This meteorite may also be called Reckling Peak 80218 (RKP 80218) in publications.

Observed fall: No
Year found: 1980
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 6.7 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 5(1)  (1982)  H5
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 76  (1994)  H5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10151 approved meteorites (plus 18 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from AMN 5(1):

Sample No.: RKPA80218

Location: Reckling Peak

Field No.: 1302

Weight (gms): 6.7

Meteorite Type: H5 Chondrite

 

Physical Description: Roberta Score

Brown to black fusion crust covers three surfaces of the stone. The other three are weathered with chondrules visible on the surface. The interior exposed by chipping is totally weathered. Dimensions: 2 x 2 x 1 cm

 

Petrographic Description: Brian Mason

This section resembles that of RKPA80217 in all respects, and these two specimens can be paired.

Data from:
  MB76
  Table 2
  Line 5405:
Mass (g):6.7
Class:H5
Weathering grade:C
Fayalite (mol%):18
Ferrosilite (mol%):15
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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° 14' 16"S, 158° 15' 45"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 26.4 km apart

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     This is 1 of 40719 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 4494 unapproved names)
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