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Kielpa
Basic information Name: Kielpa
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1948
Country: Australia
Mass:help 13.6 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 50  (1971)  H
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 9639 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 50:
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DISCOVERY OF THE KIELPA, AUSTRALIA, STONY METEORITE

Name: KIELPA

Place of find: 10 mi west of Kielpa railway siding, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia.

33° 6'25"S, 136° 6'15"E.

Date of find: Late in 1948

Class and type: Stony. Olivine-bronzite chondrite.

Number of individual specimens: 1 fragment (apparently one-third of original, remainder not found).

Total weight: 13.6 kg

Circumstances of find: Found by Mr. A. B. Brooks in the center of Section 43, Hundred of Smeaton, County of Jervois. The specimen is a deeply weathered fragment from an originally conical form.

Source: Dr. G. Baker, Melbourne, Australia.

Reference: C. J. Barclay and J. B. Jones. 1971. Jour. Geol. Soc. Australia 17, (2).

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 50, Meteoritics 6, 111-124 (1971)
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Geography:

Australia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (33° 36'S, 136° 6'E)
     Recommended::   (33° 36'S, 136° 6'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 232 approved meteorites from South Australia, Australia (plus 3 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 702 approved meteorites from Australia (plus 46 unapproved names) (plus 27 impact craters)
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