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Big Rock Donga
Basic information Name: Big Rock Donga
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1970
Country: Australia
Mass:help 19 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 71  (1991)  H6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H6
Recommended:  H6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5281 approved meteorites (plus 3 unapproved names) classified as H6.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 71:
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Big Rock Donga

Nullarbor, South Australia, Australia

Found 1970, recognized 1989

Stone. Ordinary chondrite (H6)

One stone of 19 kg was found by a rabbit hunter about 10 miles north of the town Fisher, for which the coordinates are given. Information, classification and analysis, olivine Fa19.6, pyroxene Fs17.4, Wo3, Timothy J. McCoy, Planetary Geosciences Division, Hawaii Institute of Geophysics, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA, where also 46 g of the meteorite and a thin section (UH-22) are deposited. The main mass is in the possession of the finder.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 71, Meteoritics 26, 255-262 (1991)
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Geography:

Australia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (30° 34'S, 130° 58'E)
     Recommended::   (30° 33'S, 130° 58'E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 1.8 km apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 216 approved meteorites from South Australia, Australia (plus 4 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 685 approved meteorites from Australia (plus 43 unapproved names) (plus 27 impact craters)
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