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Millrose
Basic information Name: Millrose
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1984
Country: Australia
Mass:help 7.46 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 65  (1987)  L6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11543 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 65:
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DISCOVERY OF THE MILLROSE, AUSTRALIA, STONY METEORITE

Name: MILLROSE

Place of find: About 9.5 km on a bearing of 33° from the homestead on Millrose Pastoral Station, 70 km ENE of Wiluna, Western Australia, Ausralia.

26°20'S., 121°E.

Date of find: February, 1984

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6). Olivine Fa24.8, ortho­pyroxene Fs21.4.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 7464 g

Circumstances of find: A single, crusted individual was found on the fence line between Old Camp Bore and Tommy Bore on Millrose Station by the owner, Mr. Rex Ward. The main mass is now in the Western Australian Museum.

Source: A.W.R. Bevan, Department of Mineralogy, Western Australian Museum, Perth, Western Australia 6000.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 65, Meteoritics 22, 157-163 (1987)
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Geography:

Australia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (26° 20'S, 121° 0'E)
     Recommended::   (26° 20'S, 121° 0'E)

Statistics:
     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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