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Hughes 061
Basic information Name: Hughes 061
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1986
Country: Australia
Mass:help 226 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
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Writeup from MB 109:

Hughes 061        30°34’S, 129°0.7’E

South Australia, Australia

Find: 1986

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5)

History: A single stone was found on open plain.

Physical characteristics: Physical characterisitics: A large crusted, but deeply weathered stone missing only a few fragments.

Petrography: (A. W. R. Bevan WAM) The stone comprises recognizable chondrules in a moderately crystalline matrix. Chondrule types include BO, RP, and PO. Olivine shows slight undulose extinction. Metal and troilite particles are heavily weathered to oxyhydroxides of iron, and there is extensive oxide veining. Petrographically distinct from Hughes 060.

Geochemistry: Mineral compositions and geochemistry: (A. W. R. Bevan, WAM). Mineral compositions as determined by EMP: olivine Fa18.9; orthopyroxene Fs17.0Wo1.24.

Classification: (H5); S2, W3.

Specimens: Main mass and thin section at WAM

Data from:
  MB109
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:South Australia
Date:1986
Latitude:30°34'S
Longitude:129°0.7'E
Mass (g):226.1
Pieces:1
Class:H5
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):18.9
Ferrosilite (mol%):17.0
Wollastonite (mol%):1.24
Classifier:A. W. R. Bevan, WAM
Type spec mass (g):220
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° 34' 0"S, 129° 0' 42"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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