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Yilmia
Basic information Name: Yilmia
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1969
Country: Australia
Mass:help 40 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 51  (1972)  E
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  EL6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  EL6
Recommended:  EL6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 120 approved meteorites classified as EL6.   [show all]
Search for other: EL chondrites, Enstatite chondrites, Enstatite chondrites (type 4-7), and Enstatite-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 51:
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DISCOVERY OF THE YILMIA, WESTERN AUSTRALIA, STONY METEORITE

Name: YILMIA

Place of find: Near Yilmia Hill, Kambalda district, Western Australia.

31° 11' 30"S, 121° 32'E.

Date of find: 1969

Class and type: Stone. Enstatite chondrite.

Number of individual specimens: Numerous

Total weight: 40 kg

Circumstances of find: Numerous fragments in and around a shallow depression 1 m diameter and 12 cm deep in lateritic soil were located by G. Coulston late in 1969 during a nickel exploration programme by Australian Selection Pty Ltd. A second and similar occurrence, including an 11 kg mass, was located 400 m south of the first in 1971 by C. Slee and B. Aspinal. Most specimens are now in the Western Australian Museum.

Source: Dr. R. A. Binns, Department of Geology, University of Western Australia.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 51, Meteoritics 7, 215-232 (1972)
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Geography:

Australia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (31° 11' 30"S, 121° 32' 0"E)
     Recommended::   (31° 11' 30"S, 121° 32' 0"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 1.1 m apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 342 approved meteorites from Western Australia, Australia (plus 1 unapproved name) (plus 11 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 710 approved meteorites from Australia (plus 45 unapproved names) (plus 27 impact craters)
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