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Moorabie
Basic information Name: Moorabie
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1965
Country: Australia
Mass:help 14.04 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 53  (1975)  H
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L3.6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L3.8-an
Recommended:  L3.8-an    [explanation]

This is the only approved meteorite classified as L3.8-an.
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
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Writeup from MB 53:
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DISCOVERY OF THE MOORABIE, AUSTRALIA, STONY METEORITE

Name: MOORABIE

Place of find: Approximately 10 miles S of Moorabie Bore, which is 47 miles WSW of Milparinka, New South Wales.

30°06'S,141 °04'E.

Date of find: Not reported.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite, probably of low petrographic grade.

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 14.04 kg

Circumstances of find: Found by L. Russell.

Sources: Mr. R. O. Chalmers, Australian Museum, Sydney, Australia, and M. J. Fitzgerald, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia.

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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° 6'S, 141° 4'E)
     Recommended::   (30° 1'S, 141° 4'E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 9.2 km apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 56 approved meteorites from New South Wales, Australia (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 704 approved meteorites from Australia (plus 45 unapproved names) (plus 27 impact craters)
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Synonymshelp: Moorabbie (In NHM Cat)

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