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Rainbow
Basic information Name: Rainbow
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1994
Country: Australia
Mass:help 1553 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  CO3.2
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 84  (2000)  CO3
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CO3.2
Recommended:  CO3.2    [explanation]

This is 1 of 13 approved meteorites classified as CO3.2.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CM-CO clan chondrites, and CO chondrites
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Writeup from MB 84:

Rainbow

Victoria , Australia

Found ~ 1994

Carbonaceous chondrite (CO3)

Two stones, 1132 and 421 g, were found by Daryl Wedding while he was plowing wheat paddocks.  The Pigick meteorite was found in the same paddocks. Classification and mineralogy (W. Birch, Vict; J. Grossman, USGS):  olivine, Fa0.2–51.6, median Fa4.5 (n = 50), pyroxene, Fs0.4–27.8Wo0.4–4.5, most around Fs0.9Wo0.9 (n = 15); weathering grade, W2; contains very little kamacite; chondrules mostly <0.5 mm in diameter; metamorphic subtype probably similar to Kainsaz (3.2); see also Grossman et al. (2000).  Specimens:  1132 g main mass, Vict; 421 g mass with finder. 

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USGS: US Geological Survey, 954 National Center, Reston, VA 20192, United States (institutional address)
Vict: Museum Victoria, GPO Box 666E, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia; Website (institutional address; updated 26 Oct 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 84, MAPS 35, A199-A225 (2000)
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Australia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (35° 54'S, 141° 51'E)
     Recommended::   (35° 54' 24"S, 141° 51' 18"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 0.9 km apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 16 approved meteorites from Victoria, Australia
     This is 1 of 702 approved meteorites from Australia (plus 46 unapproved names) (plus 27 impact craters)
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