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Kybunga
Basic information Name: Kybunga
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1956
Country: Australia
Mass:help 7.9 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 53  (1975)  L5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6546 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)
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Writeup from MB 53:
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DISCOVERY OF THE KYBUNGA, AUSTRALIA, STONY METEORITE

Name: KYBUNGA

Place of find: Near Kybunga, South Australia.

33°54'S, 138°29'E.

Date of find: 1956 and 1971.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine hypersthene chondrite (L5).

Number of individual specimens: 3

Total weight: 7.99 kg

Circumstances of find: The first specimen was found in 1956 by Mr. G. C. Wiech; probably related to the Kybunga meteor of 1941.

Source: Dr. D. W. P. Corbett, South Australian Museum, Adelaide, South Australia.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 53, Meteoritics 10, 133-158 (1975)
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Geography:

Australia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (33° 54'S, 138° 29'E)
     Recommended::   (33° 54'S, 138° 29'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 235 approved meteorites from South Australia, Australia (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 704 approved meteorites from Australia (plus 45 unapproved names) (plus 27 impact craters)
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Synonymshelp: Kybunga I (In NHM Cat)
Kybunga II (In NHM Cat)
Kybunga III (In NHM Cat)

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