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Poonarunna
Basic information Name: Poonarunna
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1970
Country: Australia
Mass:help 76 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 59  (1981)  H5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 9646 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 59:
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DISCOVERY OF THE POONARUNNA, AUSTRALIA, STONY METEORITE

Name: POONARUNNA

Place of find: On Kalamurina Station, 2 km north of the Warburton River and 15 km from the Poonarunna oil well, South Australia, Australia.

27°46'S., 137°51'E.

Date of find: 1970

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5). Olivine Fa19.9, pyroxene Fs17.8 Wo1.5, 23.88% total iron.

Number of individual

specimens: I

Total weight: Not known, too large to be moved by the finder.

Circumstances of find: Found by James Dunn at the base of a sand dune. It was too large for him to move and subsequent searches have failed to find it.

Source: M.J. Fitzgerald, 1979. The Chemistry and Mineralogy of the Meteorites of South Australia and Adjacent Regions. Ph.D. thesis, University of Adelaide, Australia, 243.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 59, Meteoritics 16, 193-199 (1981)
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Geography:

Australia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (27° 46'S, 137° 51'E)
     Recommended::   (27° 46'S, 137° 51'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 233 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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