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Hughes 060
Basic information Name: Hughes 060
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1982
Country: Australia
Mass:help 39.3 g
Classification
  history:
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 28 Nov 2020
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 109:

Hughes 060        30°7’46.03"S, 129°8’47.84"E

South Australia, Australia

Find: 1982

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5)

History: A single stone weighing 39.3 g was found on open plain

Physical characteristics: A completely crusted individual with flight markings.

Petrography: (A. W. R. Bevan, WAM) Discernable chondrules in a moderately crystalline matrix. Chondrules include barred olivine, porphyritic olivine, and pyroxene-olivine types, all with microcrystalline mesostases. Some chondrules contain relict polysynthetically twinned clinopyroxene. Olivine shows slight undulose extinction. Heavily weathered with extensive oxide veining.

Geochemistry: Mineral compositions and geochemistry: (A. W. R. Bevan WAM). Mineral compositions as determined by EMP: olivine Fa19.5; orthopyroxene Fs17.5. Petrographically and mineralogically distinct from Hughes 059.

Classification: (H5); S2, W4.

Specimens: Main mass and thin section at WAM

Data from:
  MB109
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:South Australia
Date:1982
Latitude:30°7'46.03"S
Longitude:129°8'47.84"E
Mass (g):39.3
Pieces:1
Class:H5
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):19.5
Ferrosilite (mol%):17.5
Wollastonite (mol%):1.0
Classifier:A. W. R. Bevan, WAM
Type spec mass (g):39.3
Type spec location:WAM
Main mass:WAM
Finder:A. J. 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° 7' 46"S, 129° 8' 48"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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