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Basic information Name: Pingrup
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2011
Country: Australia
Mass:help 1213 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  H5-melt breccia 
Recommended:  H5-melt breccia    [explanation]

This is 1 of 32 approved meteorites classified as H5-melt breccia.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Melted chondrites, Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 29 May 2012
Writeup from MB 100:

Pingrup        33°34’59.38"S, 118°39’23.83"E

Western Australia, Australia

Found: 2011

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5, melt breccia)

History: A mass of unknown original weight was found on a rock dump on agricultural land near the township of Pingrup. The meteorite was broken by the finder and a sample sent for assay. Subsequently, the stone was brought to the WAM.

Physical characteristics: The irregular, broken mass is deeply weathered and mantled in a crust of brown oxides and oxyhydroxides of iron. The interior is dark and heavily stained with iron oxides.

Petrography: (A. W. R. Bevan, WAM) Microscopically there are few discernible chondrules. The stone is extensively shock-melted and abundant, large, blackened shock melt veins pervade the fabric of the meteorite. Vestiges of the original chondritic texture are also severely shocked. Most of the metal and troilite grains have been shock-melted and now occur as large Fe/FeS globules with a eutectic texture, some metal and troilite remain unmelted. Accessory minerals include chromite.

Geochemistry: (A. W. R. Bevan and P. Downes, WAM) Olivine Fa19.1; orthopyroxene Fs16.8Wo1.5; metal Ni=8.4 Co=0.46 (all wt %); chromite Cr# 83.8, Fe# 82.7.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5-melt breccia); S5; W3.

Specimens: Main mass and one thin section at WAM.

Data from:
  Table 1
  Line 1773:
State/Prov/County:Western Australia
Mass (g):1213
Class:H5-melt breccia
Shock stage:S5
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):19.1
Ferrosilite (mol%):16.8
Wollastonite (mol%):1.5
Classifier:A. W. R. Bevan, WAM
Type spec mass (g):1151.18
Type spec location:WAM
Main mass:WAM
Finder:R. McNab
Comments:Submitted by A. W. R. Bevan
   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)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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     Recommended::   (33° 34' 59"S, 118° 39' 24"E)

     This is 1 of 347 approved meteorites from Western Australia, Australia (plus 1 unapproved name) (plus 11 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 717 approved meteorites from Australia (plus 46 unapproved names) (plus 27 impact craters)
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