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Basic information Name: Windimurra
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2004
Country: Australia
Mass:help 30 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  H4/5
Recommended:  H4/5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 494 approved meteorites classified as H4/5.   [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
Writeup from MB 100:

Windimurra        28°5’49.1"S, 118°27’20.2"E

Western Australia, Australia

Found: 2004

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H4/5)

History: Several large, fractured and broken, crusted masses and many smaller fragments totaling more than 30 kg were found scattered on the surface over a large area near Windimurra Station. The first find was about 3 km N of Kantie Murdana Hill.

Physical characteristics: (A. Bevan, WAM). Some fragmental material retains fresh, black fusion crust. Chondrules are clearly visible on broken and cut surfaces. Fresh metal (with only very minor oxide staining) and discontinuous, elongated, thick (up to 2 mm) metal veins are also evident on some sections.

Petrography: (A. W. R. Bevan, WAM, and A. Tomkins, Monash). Chondrules with devitrified mesostases are well pronounced. Chondrule types including porphyritic olivine, porphyritic pyroxene, barred olivine, radiating pyroxene and cryptocrystalline, occur in a generally microcrystalline matrix. In some pyroxene chondrules, grains of polysynthetically twinned clinopyroxene occur. Metal grains are heterogeneously distributed and large metal grains and metal and troilite veins locally invade the fabric of the meteorite. A large elongated clast of dark, fine-grained H-group material was observed in one section. Accessory minerals include chromite.

Geochemistry: (A. W. R. Bevan and P. Downes, WAM). Olivine Fa19.7±0.3; low-Ca pyroxene Fs17.8±0.4Wo0.36-1.3; chromite (in the H-group clast), Fe# 85.0, Cr# 85.1; kamacite, Ni=6.8, Co=0.50 (both wt.%).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H4/5); S2; W1

Specimens: Main mass and four thin sections at WAM.

Data from:
  Table 1
  Line 1939:
State/Prov/County:Western Australia
Mass (g):>30 kg
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):19.7
Ferrosilite (mol%):17.8
Wollastonite (mol%):0.36-1.3
Classifier:A. W. R. Bevan, WAM
Type spec mass (g):141.5
Type spec location:WAM
Main mass:WAM
Finder:B. Wasse
Comments:Submitted by A. W. R. Bevan (WAM)
   and collections
Monash: Building 28 School of Geosciences Monash University Victoria 3800 Australia, Australia (institutional address; updated 12 Dec 2012)
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)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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     Recommended::   (28° 5' 49"S, 118° 27' 20"E)

     This is 1 of 346 approved meteorites from Western Australia, Australia (plus 1 unapproved name) (plus 11 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 715 approved meteorites from Australia (plus 45 unapproved names) (plus 27 impact craters)
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