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Wildara
Basic information Name: Wildara
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1968
Country: Australia
Mass:help 500 kg
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 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 54:
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DISCOVERY OF THE WILDARA, AUSTRALIA, STONY METEORITE

Name: WILDARA

Place of find: A sandy creek bed near Wildara pastoral station homestead, 56 miles NW of Leonora, Western Australia.

28°14'S, 120°51 'E.

Date of find: 1968

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

Number of individual specimens: Several hundred fragments of an individual.

Total weight: About 500 kg

Circumstances of find: A large mass of a disintegrated meteorite was excavated from a sandy stream bed by J.R. Money and R.J. and I. Hill.

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:   (28° 14'S, 120° 51'E)
     Recommended::   (28° 14'S, 120° 51'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 714 approved meteorites from Australia (plus 45 unapproved names) (plus 27 impact craters)
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