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Ooldea 007
Basic information Name: Ooldea 007
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: Australia
Mass:help 135.1 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  H3
Recommended:  H3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 620 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H3.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 18 Jul 2015
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 104:

Ooldea 007        30°37’46.40"S, 131°53’10.50"E

South Australia, Australia

Purchased: 2013 Apr 18

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H3)

History: Single stone found by A. Tait, taken for biological experiments.

Physical characteristics: Single equant stone, well fractured chondrite.

Petrography: (A. Tait, Monash) Chondrule edges are well defined. Chondrules range between 1-2 mm. Mesostasis is dark and fine grained. Chondrule types that exist: POP, GOP, PP, RP, BO. Olivine grains show extensive shock lamellae and undulous extinction. Oxidation is extensive <5% troilite remains, no FeNi. Oxidation veins crosscut the sample.

Geochemistry: (A. Tait, Monash) FEG-SEM analyses show that olivine and pyroxene are uniform in their composition: olivine Fa19.1-19.7, mean Fa19.4±0.2, n=8; Low-Ca pyroxene Fs17.0-17.5, mean  Fs17.2±0.2 , n=8.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H3, S3, W4)

Specimens: Specimen and one thin section held by A. Tomkins.

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:South Australia
Origin or pseudonym:Nullarbor Plain
Date:P 2013 Apr 18
Latitude:30°37'46.40"S
Longitude:131°53'10.50"E
Mass (g):135.1
Pieces:1
Class:H3
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W4
Fayalite (mol%):19.4
Ferrosilite (mol%):17.2
Wollastonite (mol%):1.23
Classifier:A. Tait, Monash
Type spec mass (g):110
Type spec location:Monash
Main mass:Monash
Finder:A. Tait
Comments:Submitted by (A. Tait, A. Tomkins, A. Bowlt, S. Nutku, J. Savage)
Institutions
   and collections
Monash: Building 28 School of Geosciences Monash University Victoria 3800 Australia, Australia (institutional address; updated 12 Dec 2012)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 104, MAPS 52, 2284, Octover 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12930/full
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Geography:

Australia
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (30° 37' 46"S, 131° 53' 11"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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