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Reckling Peak A80231
Basic information Name: Reckling Peak A80231
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: RKPA80231
This meteorite may also be called Reckling Peak 80231 (RKP 80231) in publications.

Observed fall: No
Year found: 1980
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 238 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 4(2)  (1981)  H6
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 76  (1994)  H6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H6
Recommended:  H6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6133 approved meteorites (plus 5 unapproved names) classified as H6.   [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 4(2):

Sample No.: RKPA80231

Location: Reckling Peak

Field No.: 1267

Weight (gms): 238.1

Meteorite Type: H6 Chondrite

 

Physical Description: Roberta Score

Two small patches of dull black fusion crust remain on this weathered and fractured stone. No unweathered material was exposed when the sample was chipped. Dimensions: 7 x 5 x 3 cm.

 

Petrographic Description: Brian Mason

Chondritic structure is poorly defined, the chondrules tending to merge with the granular groundmass, which consists largely of olivine and pyroxene, with minor amounts of nickel-iron, plagioclase, and troilite. Weathering is extensive, with numerous thin limonite veinlets throughout the section. The meteorite appears to have been considerably fractured and the minerals partly granulated. Microprobe analyses give the following mineral compositions: olivine, Fa18; orthopyroxene, Fs16; plagioclase, An12. The meteorite is classified as an H6 chondrite.

Data from:
  MB76
  Table 2
  Line 5418:
Mass (g):238.1
Class:H6
Weathering grade:C
Fayalite (mol%):18
Ferrosilite (mol%):16
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 4(2) (1981), 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° 13' 44"S, 158° 15' 48"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 26.5 km apart

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