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Binneringie
Basic information Name: Binneringie
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1946
Country: Australia
Mass:help 9.06 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 9649 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)
Comments: Approved 29 May 2012
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Writeup from MB 100:

Binneringie        31°29’15"S, 122°7’26"E

Western Australia, Australia

Found: circa 1946

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5)

History: A single mass of 9.056 kg was recovered by an unknown finder while he was cutting sandalwood. Later it was recognized as a meteorite and came into the possession of P. Simmonds.

Physical characteristics: (A. W. R. Bevan and P. J. Downes, WAM): The meteorite is a rounded, weathered mass with some vestige of fusion crust. The interior is heavily iron stained.

Petrography: (A. W. R. Bevan and P. J. Downes, WAM): Microscopically, indistinct but recognizable chondrules, including barred olivine and radiating pyroxene types, set in a microcrystalline matrix. Accessory minerals include troilite, kamacite, taenite, and chromite.

Geochemistry: (A. W. R. Bevan and P. Downes, WAM): Olivine Fa19.8; low-Ca pyroxene Fs17.8Wo1.24; chromite Cr# 86, Fe# 84; kamacite Ni=6.65, Co=0.51 (all wt%).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5); S2; W3

Specimens: 8.47 kg in the possession of P. Simmonds; type specimen 176 g and two thin sections, WAM.

Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 34:
State/Prov/County:Western Australia
Date:circa 1946
Latitude:31°29'15"S
Longitude:122°7'26"E
Mass (g):9056
Pieces:1
Class:H5
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):19.8
Ferrosilite (mol%):17.8
Wollastonite (mol%):1.24
Classifier:A. W. R. Bevan, WAM
Type spec mass (g):176
Type spec location:WAM
Main mass:P. Simmonds
Finder:Unknown
Comments:Submitted by A. W. R. Bevan
Institutions
   and collections
WAM: Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, Western Australian Museum. Locked Bag 49, Welshpool DC, Western Australia 6986, Australia; Website (institutional address; updated 18 Oct 2011)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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Geography:

Australia
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (31° 29' 15"S, 122° 7' 26"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 702 approved meteorites from Australia (plus 46 unapproved names) (plus 27 impact craters)
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