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Brachina
Basic information Name: Brachina
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1974
Country: Australia
Mass:help 203 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 55  (1978)  Chassignite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Brachinite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Brachinite
Recommended:  Brachinite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 37 approved meteorites classified as Brachinite.   [show all]
Search for other: Brachinites, Primitive achondrites
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 55:
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DISCOVERY OF THE BRACHINA, AUSTRALIA, STONY METEORITE

Name: BRACHINA

Place of find: Near Brachina, South Australia, Australia.

31°18'S., 138°23'E.

Date of find: May 26, 1974.

Class and type: Stone. Chassignite.

Number of individual

specimens: 2

Total weight: 202.85 g

Circumstances of find: Found by Mr. B.M. Eves, Senior Inspector, South Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Source: Letters from Miss J.M. Scrymgour, South Aus­tralian Museum, Adelaide. See also J.E. Johnson, J.M. Scrymgour, E. Jarosewich and B. Mason, 1977. Brachina meteorite - a chassignite from South Australia. Rec. South Australian Museum 17, 309-319.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 55, Meteoritics 13, 327-352 (1978)
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Geography:

Australia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (31° 18'S, 138° 23'E)
     Recommended::   (31° 18'S, 138° 23'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 197 approved meteorites from South Australia, Australia (plus 4 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 665 approved meteorites from Australia (plus 44 unapproved names) (plus 27 impact craters)
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