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Ooldea 005
Basic information Name: Ooldea 005
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: Australia
Mass:help 144.3 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  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)
Comments: Approved 18 Jul 2015
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 104:

Ooldea 005        30°34’13.40"S, 131°46’26.60"E

South Australia, Australia

Purchased: 2013 Apr 09

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5)

History: Seven fragments over ~10 m2 found by A Langendam

Physical characteristics: Several flatish blocky fragments up to 5 cm, several with partial fusion crust, weathered to brown-red.

Petrography: (A. Tait, Monash) Poorly defined chondrules inside a recrystallized matrix. Plagioclase crystals are small (<50 μm). Chondrule populations include: POP, RP, PO, BO, GOP. Olivine grains contain shock lamellae and shock darkeneing. Weathering of FeNi and troilite is ~80% complete. Large corrosion cavities exist inside weathered metal grains. These are often connected by extensive iddingsite veins.

Geochemistry: (A. Tait, Monash) FEG-SEM analyses show that olivine and pyroxene are uniform in their composition: olivine Fa19.0-19.5, mean Fa19.3±0.2, n=5; Low-Ca pyroxene Fs16.7-17.2, mean Fs16.9±0.3, n=6.

Classification: Ordinary Chondrite (H5, S3, W3)

Specimens: All specimens and one thin-section held by A. Tomkins.

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:South Australia
Origin or pseudonym:Nullarbor Plain
Date:P 2013 Apr 09
Latitude:30°34'13.40"S
Longitude:131°46'26.60"E
Mass (g):144.3
Pieces:7
Class:H5
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):19.3
Ferrosilite (mol%):16.9
Wollastonite (mol%):1.44
Classifier:A. Tait, Monash
Type spec mass (g):123.2
Type spec location:Monash
Main mass:Monash
Finder:A. Langendam
Comments:Submitted by (A. Tait, A. Tomkins, A. Bowlt, S. Nutku, J. Savage)
Institutions
   and collections
Monash: Building 28 School of Geosciences Monash University Victoria 3800 Australia, Australia (institutional address; updated 12 Dec 2012)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 104, MAPS 52, 2284, Octover 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12930/full
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Geography:

Australia
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (30° 34' 13"S, 131° 46' 27"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 239 approved meteorites from South Australia, Australia (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 715 approved meteorites from Australia (plus 45 unapproved names) (plus 27 impact craters)
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