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Rabbit Flat
Basic information Name: Rabbit Flat
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1974
Country: Australia
Mass:help 295 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 55  (1978)  H6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H6
Recommended:  H6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5855 approved meteorites (plus 5 unapproved names) classified as H6.   [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 55:
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DISCOVERY OF THE RABBIT FLAT, AUSTRALIA, STONY METEORITE

Name: RABBIT FLAT

Place of find: On road between The Granites and Rabbit Flat, Northern Territory, Australia.

20°22'S., 130°07'E. (approximate).

Date of find: 1974

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H6).

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 295 g

Circumstances of find: Found by road gang.

Source: Mr. D.P. Boener, Alice Springs, Australia.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 55, Meteoritics 13, 327-352 (1978)
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Geography:

Australia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (20° 22'S, 130° 7'E)
     Recommended::   (20° 22'S, 130° 7'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 13 approved meteorites from Northern Territory, Australia (plus 1 unapproved name) (plus 10 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 702 approved meteorites from Australia (plus 46 unapproved names) (plus 27 impact craters)
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