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Watson 002
Basic information Name: Watson 002
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1991
Country: Australia
Mass:help 83.8 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 75  (1993)  CK3
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  CK3
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CK3-an
Recommended:  CK3-an    [explanation]

This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites classified as CK3-an.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CK chondrites, CK3 chondrites, and CV-CK clan chondrites
Writeup from MB 75:
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Watson 002

Nullarbor, South Australia, Australia

Found 1991 October

Carbonaceous chondrite (CK3)

A stone of 83.8 g was found half covered in sand by a rabbit hunter. Type specimen and thin sections, classification and mineral analysis, olivine Faavg. 29.8 (range 0.5-38, peak at 34, 0.3% NiO), low-Ca-pyroxenes Fs25, Ca-pyroxene Fs18, plagioclase An28-50, abundant CAIs, rare sulfides, Thomas Geiger, Institut fur Planetologie, Universitat Munster, D-48149 Munster, Germany. Bulk analysis, 20.1% Fe, 4.84% Ca, 0.3% Ni, 2990 ppm Cr, 1470 ppm Mn, B. Spettel, Max-Planck-Institut fur Chemie, P. 0. Box 3060, D-55020 Mainz, Germany. δ18O +5.12, δ17O -0.55, R. N. Clayton, University of Chicago. Main mass, David New, P. O. Box 247, Anacortes, Washington 98221, USA. See also Geiger et al. (1993).

Plots: O isotopes:  
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 75, Meteoritics 28, 692-703 (1993)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (30° 43'S, 131° 31'E)
     Recommended::   (30° 43'S, 131° 31'E)

     This is 1 of 240 approved meteorites from South Australia, Australia (plus 3 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 717 approved meteorites from Australia (plus 46 unapproved names) (plus 27 impact craters)
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Synonymshelp: Maralinga 002 (From MetBase)

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