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Camel Donga 040
Basic information Name: Camel Donga 040
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1988
Country: Australia
Mass:help 55.1 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 87  (2003)  C3-ung
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CV3-an
Recommended:  CV3-an    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6 approved meteorites classified as CV3-an.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CV chondrites, and CV-CK clan chondrites
Writeup from MB 87:

Camel Donga 040

Western Australia, Australia

Found 1988

Carbonaceous chondrite (C3, ungrouped)

Two stones of 34.5 g and 20.6 g were found by Alex Bevan. Classification and mineralogy (Mike Zolensky, JSC): The meteorite is a genomict mixure of two lithologies. Both lithologies contain abundant chondrules up to 1 mm across, some with well-developed, fine-grained rims or igneous rims; abundant smaller fragments, abundant troilite and pentlandite, but no pyrrhotite. Metal (Fe49Ni51 to Fe63Ni37) is rare due to high weathering grade. No magnetite was observed. Lithology 1 olivine, Fa1–49 with peak at Fa3; low Ca-pyroxene, Fs2–11. Lithology 2 olivine, Fa23–42 with a pronounced peak at Fa35; pyroxene, Fs2–25. Lithology 1 is petrographic type 3, and lithology 2 has been heated briefly to as high as 1100°C. Oxygen isotopes (R. Clayton, UChi): both lithologies are identical in oxygen isotopic composition; δ18O = +0.18 to –0.01‰, δ17O = –4.39 to –4.48‰. Specimens: main mass and type specimen, WAM.

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JSC: Mailcode XI, 2101 NASA Parkway, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX 77058, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 28 Jul 2022)
UChi: University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, United States (institutional address; updated 28 Feb 2011)
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. 87, MAPS 38, A189-A248 (2003)
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     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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