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Eagles Nest
Basic information Name: Eagles Nest
     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 154 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 73  (1992)  Brachinite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Brachinite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Brachinite
Recommended:  Brachinite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 55 approved meteorites classified as Brachinite.   [show all]
Search for other: Brachinites, Primitive achondrites
Writeup from MB 73:
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Eagles Nest

Central Australia

Found Summer 1960

Stone. Olivine achondrite (brachinite)

A stone of 154 g was found by a prospector "next to an eagle's nest" in Central Australia. It is an oriented meteorite with a complete fusion crust. The main constituent is cumulate olivine, Fa32. It contains Cr-spinel, Cr/(Cr+Al) 0.82, Mg/(Mg+Fe) 0.18, a Ca-phosphate, sulfides, and high-Ca pyroxene, Wo45En45Fs10 (Kring et al., 1991). Information and research material, W. V. Boynton, University of Arizona, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA. Although there are mineralogical differences, it is possible that Eagles Nest is another stone of Brachina, which was found in central South Australia (A. W. R. Bevan, Western Australian Museum, Perth, Western Australia, pers. comm.). However, Nehru et al. (1992) maintain that Eagles Nest is not paired with Brachina, because they are different in mineralogy, chemistry and average grain size. The main mass is with Robert Haag, P. O. Box 27527, Tucson, Arizona 85726, USA.

References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 73, Meteoritics 27, 477-483 (1992)
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     This is 1 of 718 approved meteorites from Australia (plus 46 unapproved names) (plus 27 impact craters)

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