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Woolgorong
Basic information Name: Woolgorong
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1960
Country: Australia
Mass:help 36 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 33  (1965)  L
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10979 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 33:
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DISCOVERY OF WOOLGORONG STONY METEORITE, AUSTRALIA

Name: WOOLGORONG.

The place of fall or discovery:  Woolgorong Station, north-northeast of Mullewa, We­ stern Australia; φ = 27°43' S, λ =  115°50' E.

Date of fall or discovery: FOUND, July, 1961; believed to have fallen in De­cember, 1960.

Class and type: STONY, veined and brecciated olivine - hypersthene chondrite.

Number of individual specimens: 6 large and numerous smaller fragments.

Total weight: Approximately 36 kg.

Circumstances of fall or discovery: Unearthed by W. Hamlet and C. Monger from a shallow crater some 30 cm deep in topsoil. The main mass disintegrated on impact and left a trail of small meteorite fragments and dust along a northwest trend line.

Source: Report of Dr. G. Baker (Melbourne, Australia) in a letter, 1X.10 1964 and an article: G. J. H. McCall and P. M. Jeffrey in Journ. Roy. Soc. Western Aust­ralia, 47(2), 1964.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 33, Moscow (1965)
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Geography:

Australia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (27° 45'S, 115° 50'E)
     Recommended::   (27° 45'S, 115° 50'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 702 approved meteorites from Australia (plus 46 unapproved names) (plus 27 impact craters)
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