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Laundry Rockhole
Basic information Name: Laundry Rockhole
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1967
Country: Australia
Mass:help 1443 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 54  (1976)  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 54:
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DISCOVERY OF THE LAUNDRY ROCKHOLE, AUSTRALIA, STONY METEORITE

Name: LAUNDRY ROCKHOLE

Place of find: Near the roadside at the SE corner of the enclosure fence surrounding Laundry Rockhole, 25 miles N of Madura on the road to Loongana

station on the Trans-Australian Railway, Western Australia.

31°32'S, 127°01'E.

Date of find: June, 1967

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).

Number of individual specimens: 32

Total weight: 1.44 kg

Circumstances of find: Found by M.K. Quartermaine, Kalgoorlie School of Mines, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.

Source: G.J.H. McCall and W.H. Cleverly. 1970. A review of meteorite finds on the Nullarbor Plain, Western Australia, including a description of thirteen new finds of stony meteorites. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 53, 69-80.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 54, Meteoritics 11, 69-93 (1976)
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Geography:

Australia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (31° 32'S, 127° 1'E)
     Recommended::   (31° 32'S, 127° 1'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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