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Motpena (a)
Basic information Name: Motpena (a)
     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 8.81 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 53  (1975)  L6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11734 approved meteorites (plus 6 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 53:
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DISCOVERY OF THE MOTPENA, AUSTRALIA, STONY METEORITE

Name: MOTPENA

Synonym: Parachilna

Place of find: On Motpena station, WNW of Parachilna, South Australia.

31°06'S, 138°16'E.

Date of find: August, 1968.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 9 kg

Circumstances of find: Found by H. Bartlett and B. John.

Source: Dr. D. W. P. Corbett, South Australian Museum, Adelaide, South 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:   (31° 6'S, 138° 16'E)
     Recommended::   (31° 6'S, 138° 16'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 239 approved meteorites from South Australia, Australia (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 715 approved meteorites from Australia (plus 45 unapproved names) (plus 27 impact craters)
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Synonymshelp: Motpena (From MetBase)
Parachilna (In NHM Cat)

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