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Auckland
Basic information Name: Auckland
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes, confirmed fall
Year fell: 2004
Country: New Zealand
Mass:help 1303 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 7119 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 22 Nov 2020
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Writeup from MB 109:

Auckland        36°53.352’S, 174°48.362’E

Auckland, New Zealand

Confirmed fall: 2004 Jun 12

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5)

History: The meteorite came through the roof of the Archer family home in Ellerslie, New Zealand, on June 12, 2004, at 9:30 am local time, and landed on the couch in the lounge.

Physical characteristics: Oriented fully crusted stone.

Petrography: Equilibrated ordinary chondrite with average plagioclase size below 50 µm.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5).

Data from:
  MB109
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Auckland
Origin or pseudonym:Ellerslie, Auckland
Place of purchase:Auckland
Date:2004 Jun 12
Latitude:36°53.352'S
Longitude:174°48.362'E
Mass (g):1302.65
Pieces:1
Class:L5
Fayalite (mol%):24.1±0.1 (n=8)
Ferrosilite (mol%):23.3±0.6 (n=4)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.5+0.2
Classifier:J. Scott, OtagoU
Type spec mass (g):1302.65
Type spec location:AuckMus
Main mass:AuckMus
Finder:Phil and Brenda Archer
Comments:AWMM: Auckland War Memorial Museum, Geology Collections, Accession number GE15574.; submitted by Dr Hugh Grenfell
Institutions
   and collections
AuckMus: Marine Department Auckland War Memorial Museum Private Bag 92018 Victoria Street West, Auckland 1142 New Zealand, New Zealand (institutional address; updated 18 Jul 2020)
OtagoU: Otago University 362 Leith Street Dunedin 9016, New Zealand (institutional address; updated 22 Nov 2020)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 109, in preparation (2020)
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Geography:

New Zealand
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (36° 53' 21"S, 174° 48' 22"E)

Statistics:
     This is the only approved meteorite from Auckland, New Zealand
     This is 1 of 10 approved meteorites from New Zealand
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