header
  MetSoc Home            Publications            Contacts  
Search the Meteoritical Bulletin Database
Last update: 30 Nov 2019
Search for: Search type: Search limits: Display: Publication:
Names
Text help
Places
Classes
Years
Contains
Starts with
Exact
Sounds like
NonAntarctic
Falls  Non-NWAs
What's new
  in the last:
Limit to approved meteorite names
Search text:  
Lake Torrens
Basic information Name: Lake Torrens
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1989
Country: Australia
Mass:help 906 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 69  (1990)  L6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11000 approved meteorites (plus 6 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 69:
Warning: the following text was scanned and may contain character recognition errors. Refer to the original to be sure of accuracy.

Lake Torrens

South Australia, Australia

Found 1989

Stone. Ordinary chondrite (L6)

Two stones of 866 g and 40 g were found. Information and main mass, R. B├╝hler, Swiss Meteorite Laboratory, Kreuzackerstrasse 16a, CH-5012 Schonenwerd, Switzerland. Olivine Fa24.9, analysis and thin sections, J. Otto, Mineralogisch-Petrographisches Institut, Universitat Freiburg, D-7800 Freiburg, W-Germany.

Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 69, Meteoritics 25, 237-239 (1990)
Find references in NASA ADS:
Find references in Google Scholar:
Photos:
CreditPhotos
Photos from the Encyclopedia of Meteorites:
Don Edwards   
Geography:

Australia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (31° 2'S, 138° 12'E)
     Recommended::   (31° 2'S, 138° 12'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)
Proximity search:
Find nearby meteorites: enter search radius (km):

Direct link to this page