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The Derrick Peak Meteorite Occurrence
Entry ID: K009_1978_1979_NZ_2


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Summary
Abstract: While investigating the moraine deposits and geology on the northeast ridge of Derrick Peak above the Hatherton and McCraw Glacier, an important impact site of a meteorite shower was discovered. The Waikato University Group and an American-Japanese research group combined efforts to describe and analyse the Derrick Peak meteorite fall. Description of the meteorites was recorded and geochemical investigations of the composition, metallurgy and mineralogy of the meteorites and their inclusions were conducted.

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Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: The investigators homepage


Geographic Coverage
 N: -79.0 S: -80.0  E: 160.0  W: 155.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1978-11-12
Stop Date: 1979-01-08


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > BRITANNIA RANGE
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > DERRICK PEAK
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >METEORITES    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION


Platform
FIELD SURVEYS    [Information]
GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS    [Information]
FIELD INVESTIGATION    [Information]


Instrument
VISUAL OBSERVATIONS    [Information]


Quality
Please check the publications. Some collected fragments held at Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, New Zealand.


Keywords
FIELD MEASUREMENTS


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/

Data Center Personnel
Name: SHULAMIT GORDON
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: s.gordon at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand


Personnel
CHRIS HENDY
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +64 7 856 2889 Ext 4381 Or 4392
Fax: +64 7 838 4218
Email: c.hendy at waikato.ac.nz
Contact Address:
Department of Chemistry
University of Waikato
Private Bag 3105
City: Hamilton
Country: New Zealand


CEISHA POIROT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: c.poirot at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand


SHULAMIT GORDON
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: s.gordon at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand


Publications/References
Kamp, P.J.J. Lowe, D.J. Geology and terrestrial age of the Derrick Peak meteorite occurrence, Antarctica. Meteoritics 17(3): 119-127, 1982.

Kirkbride, M.P. Bradshaw, M.A. Harmsen, F.J. Further finds of the Derrick Peak meteorite, Transantarctic Mountains, and implications for terrestrial age. Meteoritics 26(3): 213-216, 1991.

Yanai, K. Search for meteorites. Polar news 27: 43-46, 1978.

Yanai, K. Meteorites from Antarctica. Memoirs of the National Institute of Polar Research 14(special issue): 83-87, 1979.

Clark, R.S. 1982. The Derrick Peak, Antarctica, iron meteorites. Meteoritics 17: 129-134.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-04-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-20


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