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Wooramel
Basic information Name: Wooramel
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1969
Country: Australia
Mass:help 71 kg
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 7139 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 WOORAMEL, AUSTRALIA, STONY METEORITE

Name: WOORAMEL

Place of find: About 12 km NW of the Wooramel Station homestead, Western Australia, Australia.

25°39'S., 114°13'E., approximately

Date of find: April 1969

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L5). Olivine Fa24.5, ortho­pyroxene Fs21.3.

Number of individual

specimens: 4

Total weight: 71 kg

Circumstances of find: A crusted, weathered individual weighing 45 kg was found by the owner of Wooramel Station, Mr. R.A. Hall. Three additional masses, weighing 6.35 kg, 10.25 kg and 9.4 kg were found in the same general area between 1970 and 1976.

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:   (25° 39'S, 114° 13'E)
     Recommended::   (25° 39'S, 114° 13'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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