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Reckling Peak A80234
Basic information Name: Reckling Peak A80234
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: RKPA80234
This meteorite may also be called Reckling Peak 80234 (RKP 80234) in publications.

Observed fall: No
Year found: 1980
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 136.2 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 5(1)  (1982)  LL5
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 76  (1994)  LL5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  LL5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  LL5
Recommended:  LL5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 3156 approved meteorites classified as LL5.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Writeup from AMN 5(1):

Sample No.: RKPA80234

Location: Reckling Peak

Field No.: 1119

Weight (gms): 136.2

Meteorite Type: LL5 Chondrite


Physical Description: Roberta Score

fusion crust covers only one flat surface. While the other surfaces have weathered to a reddish-brown color, several rounded and irregular yellow colored inclusions are obvious on the exterior. Chipping revealed a moderately (heavy in some areas) weathered interior. The matrix material is medium to dark gray and contains numerous chondrules. Dimensions: 6 x 5 x 2 cm


Petrographic Description: Brian Mason

Chondritic structure is barely discernable, the sparse chondrules being largely obscured by extensive brecciation throughout the section. The section shows an aggregate of granular olivine and pyroxene, with a little troilite and nickel-iron. Brown limonitic staining pervades the section. Microprobe analyses gave the following compositions: olivine, Fa26; pyroxene, Fs22. The meteorite is classified as an LL5 chondrite.

Data from:
  Table 2
  Line 5421:
Mass (g):136.2
Weathering grade:B
Fayalite (mol%):26
Ferrosilite (mol%):22
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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° 14' 7"S, 158° 19' 36"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 24.8 km apart

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