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Pizzetti Well
Basic information Name: Pizzetti Well
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1980
Country: Australia
Mass:help 219 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  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)
Comments: Approved 29 May 2012
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Writeup from MB 100:

Pizzetti Well        26°15’42"S, 120°44’E

Western Australia, Australia

Found: circa 1980

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5)

History: Four fragments were found close together approximately 1.5 km S of Pizzetti Well.

Physical characteristics: (A. W. R. Bevan and P. J. Downes, WAM) The four fragments (145 g, 57.93 g, 10.3 g and 5.43 g) are deeply weathered and represent an almost complete, but disintegrated stone.

Petrography: (A. W. R. Bevan and P. J. Downes, WAM) Microscopically, discernible chondrules with microcrystalline mesostases are set in a moderately recrystallized and iron-stained matrix. Barred and porphyritic olivine chondrules, and radiating pyroxene chondrules are evident. Accessory minerals include kamacite, taenite and chromite.

Geochemistry: (A. W. R. Bevan and P. Downes, WAM) Olivine Fa19.4; orthopyroxene Fs17.7Wo1.0; kamacite Ni=6.59, Co=0.5 (all wt%); chromite Cr# 86.1, Fe# 84.2.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5); S2; W3.

Specimens: Main mass and thin section, WAM

Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 1774:
State/Prov/County:Western Australia
Date:circa 1980
Latitude:26°15'42"S
Longitude:120°44'E
Mass (g):218.57
Pieces:4
Class:H5
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):19.4
Ferrosilite (mol%):17.7
Wollastonite (mol%):1.0
Classifier:A. W. R. Bevan, WAM
Type spec mass (g):218.75
Type spec location:WAM
Main mass:WAM
Finder:Unknown
Comments:Submitted by A. W. R.Bevan
Institutions
   and collections
WAM: Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, Western Australian Museum. Locked Bag 49, Welshpool DC, Western Australia 6986, Australia; Website (institutional address; updated 18 Oct 2011)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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Geography:

Australia
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (26° 15' 42"S, 120° 44' 0"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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