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Reid 029
Basic information Name: Reid 029
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1975
Country: Australia
Mass:help 274 g
Classification
  history:
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)
Comments: Approved 28 Nov 2020
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 109:

Reid 029        30°19’S, 128°58’E

Western Australia, Australia

Find: 10 Aug 1975

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5)

History: A single fragment of 274 g was found at an ancient Aboriginal camping site

Physical characteristics: The fragment is partly crusted, large chondrules and angular chondrule fragments are visible on cut surfaces.

Petrography: (A. W. R. Bevan WAM) The stone comprises recognizable chondrules in a crystalline matrix. Olivine shows undulose extinction to incipient mosaicism. Metal and troilite particles are heavily weathered to oxyhydroxides of iron, and there is extensive oxide staining.

Geochemistry: Mineral compositions and geochemistry: (A. W. R. Bevan, WAM). Mineral compositions as determined by EMP: olivine Fa25.1; orthopyroxene Fs20.9.

Classification: (L5); S3; W3.

Specimens: Main mass, slices totaling 92.6 g, and thin section, WAM

Data from:
  MB109
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Western Australia
Date:10 Aug 1975
Latitude:30°19'S
Longitude:128°58'E
Mass (g):274
Pieces:1
Class:L5
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):25.1
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.9
Classifier:A. W. R. Bevan, WAM
Type spec mass (g):181.6
Type spec location:WAM
Main mass:WAM
Finder:M. C. Carlisle
Comments:Submitted by L. V. Forman (Curtin University, WAM)
Institutions
   and collections
WAM: Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, Western Australian Museum. Locked Bag 49, Welshpool DC, Western Australia 6986, Australia; Website (institutional address; updated 18 Oct 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 109, in preparation (2020)
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Geography:

Australia
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (30° 19'S, 128° 58'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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