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Forrest 002
Basic information Name: Forrest 002
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1980
Country: Australia
Mass:help 26 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 68  (1990)  L6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10711 approved meteorites (plus 3 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [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 68:
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DISCOVERY OF THE FORREST (b) AUSTRALIA, STONY METEORITE

Name: FORREST (b)

Synonym: South Forrest

Place of find: About 20 miles SW. of Forrest, south of the Trans-Australian railway, Western Australia, Australia.

30°59'S., 127°53'E.

Date of find: October 1980

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6). Olivine Fa26 0, low-Ca pyroxene Fs21 9Wo1.5.

Number of individual

specimens: Not reported.

Total weight: 26 kg, approximately.

Circumstances of fall: Found during mineral prospecting on the Nullarbor Plain.

Source: W. Zeitschel, D-6450 Hanau. West Germany and A.L. Graham, Department of Mineralogy, British Museum (Natural History), Cromwell Road, London, SW7 51313.

Note: The meteorite previously reported as Forrest. an olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5) by G.J.H. McCall and W.H. Cleverly (J. Roy. Soc. West. Austr., 1970, 53, 69) should now be referred to as Forrest (a).

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 68, Meteoritics 25, 59-70 (1990)
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Geography:

Australia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (30° 59'S, 127° 53'E)
     Recommended::   (30° 59'S, 127° 53'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 339 approved meteorites from Western Australia, Australia (plus 1 unapproved name) (plus 11 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 685 approved meteorites from Australia (plus 43 unapproved names) (plus 27 impact craters)
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Synonymshelp: Forrest (b) (In NHM Cat)
South Forrest (In NHM Cat)

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