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Maralinga
Basic information Name: Maralinga
     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 3.39 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 75  (1993)  C4
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  CK4-an
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CK4-an
Recommended:  CK4-an    [explanation]

This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites classified as CK4-an.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (equilibrated), CK chondrites, CK chondrites (type 4-6), and CV-CK clan chondrites
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Writeup from MB 75:
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Maralinga

South Australia, Australia

Found 1974, recognized 1989

Stone. Carbonaceous chondrite (C4)

One mass of 33.8 kg was found on a sandy ridge. Olivine Fa32.9 to 34.6, contains magnetite, 0.5% Ni in olivine, analysis J. Clark and C. B. Moore, Center for Meteorite Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85258, USA. Classification and additional analysis, low-Ca pyroxene Fs28, feldspar An33-54, G. W. Kallemeyn, A. E. Rubin and J. T. Wasson, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta (1991) in press. Main mass, David New, P. O. Box 278, Anacortes, Washington 98221, USA. Note: Maralinga differs in texture and bulk and mineral compositions from C4 Karoonda, which fell in 1930 at 35°5'S, 139°55'E, see Kallemeyn et al., loc. cit.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 75, Meteoritics 28, 692-703 (1993)
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Geography:

Australia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (30° 18'S, 131° 16'E)
     Recommended::   (30° 18'S, 131° 16'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 233 approved meteorites from South Australia, Australia (plus 3 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 702 approved meteorites from Australia (plus 46 unapproved names) (plus 27 impact craters)
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