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Ethiudna
Basic information Name: Ethiudna
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1977
Country: Australia
Mass:help 74.32 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 57  (1980)  L
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L4
Recommended:  L4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 1617 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L4.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 57:
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DISCOVERY OF THE ETHIUDNA, AUSTRALIA, STONE METEORITE

Name: ETHIUDNA

Place of find: 6.8 km NNW. of Ethiudna Hill and NW. of Plumbago Station, County Lytton, South Australia, Australia.

31°59'S., 139°46'E.

Date of find: February 20, 1977.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite.

Number of individual

specimens:

1

Total weight: 74.318 kg.

Circumstances of find: Found on a flat, loamy plain by Michael J.W. Larret. Most of the meteorite is crusted. Possibly related to Crocker's Well, which was found 6.5 km away. The mass is in the possession of the finder.

Source: M.J.F. Fitzgerald, Department of Geology, University of Adelaide, Box 498, G.P.O., Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 57, Meteoritics 15, 93-104 (1980)
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Don Edwards   
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Michael S. Scherman   
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Geography:

Australia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (31° 59'S, 139° 46'E)
     Recommended::   (32° 2'S, 139° 47'E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 5.8 km apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 235 approved meteorites from South Australia, Australia (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 704 approved meteorites from Australia (plus 45 unapproved names) (plus 27 impact craters)
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