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Cockburn
Basic information Name: Cockburn
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1946
Country: Australia
Mass:help 2.46 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 53  (1975)  L6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10989 approved meteorites (plus 6 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [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 53:
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DISCOVERY OF THE COCKBURN, AUSTRALIA, STONY METEORITE

Name: COCKBURN

Place of find: Near Cockbum-Egebek road where it crosses Ophara Creek, approximately six miles southeast of Cockburn, South Australia; the place of find is just inside New South Wales.

32°08'S, 141°02'E.

Date of find: 1946

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).

Number of individual specimens: 8

Total weight: 2.46 kg

Circumstances of find: The first piece, weighing 10 g, was found by Mr. J. E. Johnson of the Mines Department of South Australia. Repeated collecting has resulted in the finding of additional pieces, including one of 2.207 kg by Dr. B. Mason in July 1973.

Source: J. E. Johnson and D. H. McColl. 1967. An aerolite from Cockburn, South Australia. Transactions of the Royal Society of South A ustralia 91, 36-39.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 53, Meteoritics 10, 133-158 (1975)
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Geography:

Australia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (32° 8'S, 141° 2'E)
     Recommended::   (32° 8'S, 141° 2'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 56 approved meteorites from New South Wales, Australia (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 702 approved meteorites from Australia (plus 46 unapproved names) (plus 27 impact craters)
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