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Gascoyne Junction
Basic information Name: Gascoyne Junction
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1978
Country: Australia
Mass:help 10 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 80  (1996)  H5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 9655 approved meteorites (plus 16 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [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 80:

Gascoyne Junction

Upper Gascoyne County, Western Australia, Australia

Found before 1978, recognized 1992

Ordinary Chondrite (H5)

50 stones totaling ~10 kg (largest, 1.6 kg) were found by a prospector in a 2 ´ 4 km area of a sheep station. Mineralogy and classification (C. Lewis and J. Clark, Arizona State University): olivine, Fa19.  Specimens: M. & K. Killgore, Southwest Meteorite Lab, PO Box 95, Payson, AZ, 85547.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 80, MAPS 31, A175-A180 (1996)
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Geography:

Australia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (24° 30'S, 115° 11'E)
     Recommended::   (24° 30'S, 115° 11'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 339 approved meteorites from Western Australia, Australia (plus 1 unapproved name) (plus 11 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 704 approved meteorites from Australia (plus 45 unapproved names) (plus 27 impact craters)
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