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Reckling Peak A80227
Basic information Name: Reckling Peak A80227
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: RKPA80227
This meteorite may also be called Reckling Peak 80227 (RKP 80227) in publications.

Observed fall: No
Year found: 1980
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 7.7 g
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)
Writeup from AMN 5(1):

Sample No.: RKPA80227

Location: Reckling Peak

Field No.: 1296

Weight (gms): 7.7

Meteorite Type: H5 Chondrite


Physical Description: Roberta Score

Fusion crust covers two surfaces of this weathered stone. One fracture surface has slickenslides visible on it. Chipping exposed an area of - 1 cm of medium to dark gray colored material and a large weathering rind. Dimensions: 2 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Petrographic Description: Brian Mason

Chondritic structure is moderately well developed, with chondrules up to 1.3 mm in diameter. They are set in a granular groundmass of olivine and pyroxene, with minor amounts of nickel-iron and troilite and a little plagioclase. Brown limonitic staining is present around the metal grains. Microprobe analyses give the following compositions: olivine, Fa19; pyroxene, Fs16; plagioclase, An12; accessory merrillite was identified. The meteorite is classified as an H5 chondrite.

Data from:
  Table 2
  Line 5414:
Mass (g):7.7
Weathering grade:B/C
Fayalite (mol%):19
Ferrosilite (mol%):16
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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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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (76° 16'S, 159° 15'E)
     Recommended::   (76° 12' 57"S, 158° 37' 11"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 17.7 km apart

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