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Hughes 004
Basic information Name: Hughes 004
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1991
Country: Australia
Mass:help 304 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 73  (1992)  Howardite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Howardite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Howardite
Recommended:  Howardite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 395 approved meteorites classified as Howardite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, HED achondrites, and Howardites
Writeup from MB 73:
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Hughes 004-005

Nullarbor, South Australia, Australia

Found 1991 June

Stones, howardites

Type specimen, classification and analysis, J. Otto, Mineralogical Institute, Universitat Freiburg, Albertstrasse 23b, D-7800 Freiburg, Germany. Information and main mass, Swiss Meteorite Laboratory, P. 0. Box 126, CH-8750 Glarus, Switzerland.  Hughes 004, 30°35.11'S, 129°35.20'E, a complete individual of 304 g with shiny fusion crust was found. It has a brecciated structure with mineral and rock fragments, opx Fs32.4-50.7, mean 40.1, Wo2.1-12.8, mean 7.0, cpx Fs45.2-54.5, mean Fs48.3, Wo15.9-22.8, mean Wo18.9, Plagioclase An94.0Ab5.8Or0.2.  Hughes 005, 30°36.16'S, 129°33.91'E, one stone of 284 g was found on the soil rim of a dingo hole, mostly covered by a black, dim crust. The interior texture is very variable, showing different kinds of mineral and rock fragments (eucrites, black glasses, a white anorthosite), opx Fs22.5-55.1, mean Fs41.3, Wo0.8-9.3, mean Wo5.9, cpx Fs41.6-58.9, mean Fs49.3, Wo11.0-40.9, mean Wo20.5, plagioclase An92.6Ab6.9Or0.5. Texture and fusion crust are somewhat different from Hughes 004, but pairing can not be excluded.

References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 73, Meteoritics 27, 477-483 (1992)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (30° 35' 7"S, 129° 35' 12"E)
     Recommended::   (30° 35' 7"S, 129° 35' 12"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 11.1 m apart

     This is 1 of 239 approved meteorites from South Australia, Australia (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 715 approved meteorites from Australia (plus 45 unapproved names) (plus 27 impact craters)
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Synonymshelp: Hughes Dip 91002 (From MetBase)

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