|Basic information||Name: Murchison|
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1969
Mass: 100 kg
This is 1 of 440 approved meteorites classified as CM2. [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites (type 2), CM-CO clan chondrites, CM chondrites, and Carbonaceous chondrites
Writeup from MB 48:
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FALL OF MURCHISON STONE METEORITE SHOWER, AUSTRALIA
The place of fall or discovery: Near Murchison, Victoria, Australia; φ = 36'37'S, λ = 145°12'E .
Date of fall or discovery: FALL, September 28,1969,between 10h45m and 11 h 00m L.T.
Class and type: STONE, carbonaceous chondrite, type II or III.
Number of individual specimens: Meteorite shower on an area over 5 square miles.
Total weight: About 4 ½ kg; largest mass weights 680.2 g.
Circumstances of the fall or discovery: A fireball was seen. It was parted into three pieces before its disappearing. After that a cloud of smoke was seen and 30 seconds later a tremor was heard. Some of the specimens were found on a road and the largest one weighing 680 g came through a roof and fell in the hay.
Source: A telegram October 9, 1969 and the information reports No. 779, 780, 783, 785 and 787 of the Center for Short-lived Phenomena, Cambridge, USA.
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 48, Moscow (1969) reprinted Meteoritics 5, 85-109 (1970)|
This is 1 of 16 approved meteorites from Victoria, Australia
This is 1 of 676 approved meteorites from Australia (plus 43 unapproved names) (plus 27 impact craters)
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