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Hammond Downs
Basic information Name: Hammond Downs
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1950
Country: Australia
Mass:help 27 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 52  (1974)  H4
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H4
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5782 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H4.   [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 52:
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DISCOVERY OF THE HAMMOND DOWNS, AUSTRALIA, STONY METEORITE

Name: HAMMOND DOWNS

Place of find: Hammond Downs Station, Queensland, Australia

25°28'S, 142°48'E.

Date of find: About 1950

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4).

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 27 kg

Circumstances of find: This stone was collected along with individuals of the Tenham, Australia, meteorite shower, and was distributed as a Tenham specimen into the collections of the American Museum of Natural History, the Australian Museum and the Smithsonian Institution. Dr. Brian Mason recognized it in 1972 as a bronzite chondrite, a different type of meteorite from the Tenham shower (olivine-hypersthene chondrite, L6).

Source: Mason, Brian. 1973. Hammond Downs, a new chondrite from the Tenham area, Queensland, Australia. Meteoritics 8, 1-7.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 52, Meteoritics 9, 101-121 (1974)
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Geography:

Australia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (25° 28'S, 142° 48'E)
     Recommended::   (25° 28'S, 142° 48'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 21 approved meteorites from Queensland, Australia (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 704 approved meteorites from Australia (plus 45 unapproved names) (plus 27 impact craters)
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