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Fenbark
Basic information Name: Fenbark
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1968
Country: Australia
Mass:help 1861 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 53  (1975)  H5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10132 approved meteorites (plus 18 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 53:
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DISCOVERY OF THE FENBARK, AUSTRALIA, STONY METEORITE

Name: FENBARK

Place of find: Approximately 25 miles NNW of Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, a quarter of a mile on a bearing of 8° from Mt. Ellis trigonometrical station, in the general vicinity of the Fenbark group of goldmining leases.

30°26'2:5"S, 121°15'25"E.''

Date of find: May 19,1968.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 1.861 kg

Circumstances of find: Found by A. A. Skinner, K. J. Erbe and F. C. Bray, members of a nickel-prospecting syndicate.

Source: G. J. H. McCall and W. H. Cleverly. 1969. The Credo and Fenbark meteorites, new finds of common chondrites from north-west of Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. Mineralogical Magazine 37, 281-285.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 53, Meteoritics 10, 133-158 (1975)
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Geography:

Australia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (30° 26' 25"S, 121° 15' 25"E)
     Recommended::   (30° 26' 25"S, 121° 15' 25"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 1.1 m apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 339 approved meteorites from Western Australia, Australia (plus 1 unapproved name) (plus 11 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 704 approved meteorites from Australia (plus 45 unapproved names) (plus 27 impact craters)
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