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Nora Creina
Basic information Name: Nora Creina
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1962 or 1961
Country: Australia
Mass:help 284 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 39  (1967)  L
MB 53  (1975)  L4
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L4
Recommended:  L4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 1613 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L4.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 39:
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NORA CREINA, South Australia; φ = 37°19'S, λ = 139°51'E.

FOUND, 1961.

STONY, olivine-hypersthene chondrite.

1 specimen, weight 283 g, in South Australian Museum. Originally included with the Lake Bonney meteorite (Corbett, 1964), but shown to be distinct on the basis of structure and the nature of the pyroxene.


Writeup from MB 53:
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DISCOVERY OF THE NORA CREINA, AUSTRALIA, STONY METEORITE

Name: NORA CREINA

Place of find: Nora Creina Bay, 12 miles SSE of Robe, South Australia.

37°19'S, 139°51'E.

Date of find: 1962

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L4).

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 283 g

Circumstances of find: Found by Mrs. B. G. McDonald of Millicent, South Australia; originally described as a piece of the Lake Bonney meteorite, but subsequent work showed it to be a separate fall.

Source: D. W. P. Corbett. 1967. The Lake Bonney and Nora Creina meteorites, South Australia. Mineralogical Magazine 36, 293-294.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 39, Moscow (1967) reprinted Met. 5, 85-109 (1970)
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 53, Meteoritics 10, 133-158 (1975)
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Geography:

Australia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (37° 19'S, 139° 51'E)
     Recommended::   (37° 19'S, 139° 51'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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Synonymshelp: Nora Criena (In NHM Cat)

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