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Mount Margaret
Basic information Name: Mount Margaret
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1972
Country: Australia
Mass:help 850 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 65  (1987)  L5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 7176 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L5.   [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 MOUNT MARGARET, AUSTRALIA, STONY METEORITE

Name: MOUNT MARGARET

Place of find: Near Lake Carey, about 30 km SW. of Laverton, Western Australia, Australia.

28°50'S., 122°11'E.

Date of find: December 1972

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L5). Olivine Fa23.4, orthopyroxene Fs19.9.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 850 g, approximately, original weight not recorded

Circumstances of find: A single, flight orientated stone was found on the N. shore of Lake Carey by Mr. Cyril Barnes. The stone was sent to the Western Australian Museum in 1973 by Mr. R.C. Bottrell.

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:   (28° 50'S, 122° 11'E)
     Recommended::   (28° 50'S, 122° 11'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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