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Calcalong Creek
Basic information Name: Calcalong Creek
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1960
Country: Australia
Mass:help 19 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 71  (1991)  Lunar (impact melt breccia)
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Lunar
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Lunar (anorth)
Recommended:  Lunar (anorth)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 83 approved meteorites classified as Lunar (anorth).   [show all]
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Writeup from MB 71:
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Calcalong Creek.

Wiluna District, Western Australia, Australia

Found after 1960

Stone. Lunar meteorite

A stone of 19 g was found by an Aborigine meteorite hunter in the Millbillillie strewnfield. It has a complete fusion crust, the interior shows a microbreccia with white angular clasts in a dark matrix (impact melt breccia, calculated from the bulk analysis: 50% anorthosite, 20% KREEP, 15% Luna- 16 type low-Ti mare basalt and 15% Sc-Cr-V components). Information and analysis, Fe/Mn = 73-78, KREEP pattern of REE, Dolores H. Hill, Lunar Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ 85726, USA. See also, D. H. Hill, W. V. Boynton and R. A. Haag, Nature, 1991, in press. The main mass is with Robert Haag, P. O. Box 27527, Tucson, AZ 85726, USA.

References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 71, Meteoritics 26, 255-262 (1991)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (26° 27'S, 120° 22'E)
     Recommended::   (26° 27'S, 120° 22'E)

     This is 1 of 348 approved meteorites from Western Australia, Australia (plus 1 unapproved name) (plus 11 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 718 approved meteorites from Australia (plus 46 unapproved names) (plus 27 impact craters)
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