ANTARCTIC METEORITE LOCATION AND MAPPING PROJECT (AMLAMP)
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ALLAN HILLS ICEFIELDS INTRODUCTION

The Allan Hills (76º43S 159º40'E) is a distinctive wishbone-shaped nunatak in Southern Victoria Land of the Transantarctic Mountains and is near the southern extent of the Allan Hills-David Glacier region of meteorite sites (ALH-DAV-Figure 1 - 46 KB JPEG). The icefields in the immediate vicinity of the Allan Hills is the locality of the first significant meteorite stranding discovered during the 1976-1977 season by joint U.S.-Japanese search efforts (Cassidy, 1977). This icefield has been named the Allan Hills Main Icefield. Subsequent reconnaissance and systematic searches of the large areas of bare ice to the west and southwest of the Allan Hills resulted in the recovery of significant numbers of meteorites. These icefields are geographically distinct and have been named the Allan Hills Near Western Icefield, the Allan Hills Middle Western Icefield, and the Allan Hills Far Western Icefield (ALH-DAV-Figure 1 - 46 KB JPEG).

A single meteorite was recovered from a small, isolated icefield 15 kilometers north of the Allan Hills Far Western Icefield. The location of ALH 85151 is indicated on ALH-DAV-Figure 1 (46 KB JPEG).


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