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West Forrest
Basic information Name: West Forrest
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1971
Country: Australia
Mass:help 170.6 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 54  (1976)  H5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10290 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 54:
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DISCOVERY OF THE WEST FORREST, AUSTRALIA, STONY METEORITE

Name: WEST FORREST

Place of find: Approximately 10 miles NW of Forrest railway station, Trans-Australian Railway, Western Australia.

30°40'S, 127°50'E (approximate).

Date of find: 1971

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

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 170.6 g

Circumstances of find: A single, fusion coated, faceted, oxidized stone found by J. Clohessy.

Source: G.J.H. McCall. 1972. Second supplement to Western Australian Special Publication No. 3 (Catalogue of Western Australian Meteorite Collection). Western Australian Museum, Perth.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 54, Meteoritics 11, 69-93 (1976)
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Geography:

Australia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (30° 45'S, 127° 59'E)
     Recommended::   (30° 45'S, 127° 59'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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