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Thackaringa
Basic information Name: Thackaringa
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1974
Country: Australia
Mass:help 439 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 59  (1981)  H5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10209 approved meteorites (plus 18 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 59:
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DISCOVERY OF THE THACKARINGA, AUSTRALIA, STONY METEORITE

Name: THACKARINGA

Place of find: On Thackaringa Station, County Yancowinna, New South Wales, Au­stralia, 8 km east of the state border.

32°07'S., 141°05'E.

Date of find: March 24, 1974

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5). Olivine Fa17.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 432.2 g

Circumstances of find: Found by D.H. McColl about 1 km north of the Ophara Hut ruins. A second mass of 6.4 g was found nearby in June 1975 and may be part of this fall.

Source: M.J. Fitzgerald, 1979. The Chemistry and Mineralogy of the Meteorites of South Australia and Adjacent Regions. Ph.D. thesis, University of Adelaide, Australia, 251.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 59, Meteoritics 16, 193-199 (1981)
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Geography:

Australia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (32° 7'S, 141° 5'E)
     Recommended::   (32° 7'S, 141° 5'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 56 approved meteorites from New South Wales, Australia (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 714 approved meteorites from Australia (plus 45 unapproved names) (plus 27 impact craters)
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