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Oldfield River
Basic information Name: Oldfield River
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1972
Country: Australia
Mass:help 150 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 56  (1979)  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 56:
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DISCOVERY OF THE OLDFIELD RIVER, AUSTRALIA, STONY METEORITE

Name: OLDFIELD RIVER

Place of find: Oldfield River, Western Australia, Australia.

33°S., 121°E.

Date of find: Not reported.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite. Total iron 28.5%.

Total weight: Not reported.

Circumstances of find: Not reported.

Source: Ann. Rept. Government Chemical Lab., Western Australia for 1973, p. 28.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 56, Meteoritics 14, 161-175 (1979)
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Geography:

Australia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (33°S, 121°E)
     Recommended::   (33°S, 121°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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Synonymshelp: Ravensthorpe (In NHM Cat)

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