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Broken Hill
Basic information Name: Broken Hill
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1994
Country: Australia
Mass:help 34 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 80  (1996)  L6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10994 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 80:

Broken Hill

New South Wales, Australia

Found 1994 December

Ordinary Chondrite (L6)

A 34-kg stone was found in an area of sand dunes.  Mineralogy and classification (B. Birch, Museum of Victoria, Melbourne): homogeneous olivine, Fa25.6; feldspar, Ab84Or6; contains rare metal, abundant FeS. Specimens: main mass, Collector’s Corner, Springvale Road, Keysborough, Victoria, Australia; type specimen: Museum of Victoria, 328 Swanston Road, Keysborough, Victoria, Australia.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 80, MAPS 31, A175-A180 (1996)
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Geography:

Australia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (31° 50'S, 141° 46'E)
     Recommended::   (31° 50'S, 141° 46'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 56 approved meteorites from New South Wales, Australia (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 704 approved meteorites from Australia (plus 45 unapproved names) (plus 27 impact craters)
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