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Hughes 059
Basic information Name: Hughes 059
     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 192.4 g
Classification
  history:
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)
Comments: Approved 28 Nov 2020
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 109:

Hughes 059        30°8’S, 129°8’E

South Australia, Australia

Find: 1975

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5)

History: Weathered fragments of 181 g, and two interlocking fragments totaling 11.4 g were found on open plain.

Physical characteristics: The irregular and partly interlocking fragments are deeply weathered.

Petrography: (A.W.R. Bevan WAM) Recognizable chondrules, radiating pyroxene, porphyritic olivine and barred olivine, in crystalline matrix. Most metal and troilite grains altered to oxyhydroxides of iron. Heavy oxide staining and veining. Olivine shows undulose extinction and planar fracturing.

Geochemistry: Mineral compositions and geochemistry: (A. W. R. Bevan, WAM). Mineral compositions as determined by EMP: olivine Fa 18.6; orthopyroxene Fs15.6.

Classification: (H5); S3, W4.

Specimens: Sectioned fragments 32.9 g, WAM. Main mass in the SAM

Data from:
  MB109
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:South Australia
Date:1975
Latitude:30°8'S
Longitude:129°8'E
Mass (g):192.4
Pieces:several
Class:H5
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):18.6
Ferrosilite (mol%):15.6
Classifier:A. W. R. Bevan, WAM
Type spec mass (g):32.9
Type spec location:WAM
Main mass:SAM
Finder:J. Clohessy
Comments:Submitted by L. V. Forman (Curtin University, WAM)
Institutions
   and collections
SAM: Department of Mineralogy, South Australian Museum, North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia; Website (institutional address; updated 18 Oct 2011)
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° 8'S, 129° 8'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 238 approved meteorites from South Australia, Australia (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 714 approved meteorites from Australia (plus 45 unapproved names) (plus 27 impact craters)
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