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Nova 003
Basic information Name: Nova 003
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1991
Country: Australia?
Mass:help 187 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 75  (1993)  Brachinite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Brachinite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Brachinite
Recommended:  Brachinite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 45 approved meteorites classified as Brachinite.   [show all]
Search for other: Brachinites, Primitive achondrites
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Writeup from MB 75:
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Nova 003

Location uncertain

Synonym: Window Butte

Found 1991

Achondrite (brachinite)

One piece of 187 g was found. Information, classification and analysis, olivine Fa31.5, orthopyroxene Wo24En72.1, clinopyroxene Wo45En44, plagioclase An33.3, Martin Prinz, American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York 10024, USA. Oxygen isotopes fall in brachinite field, Nehru et al.(1992). Main mass, R. E. Farrell, P. O. Box 3726, New Haven, Connecticut 06525, USA. The Meteorite Nomenclature Committee decided to name this meteorite Nova 003 because of uncertainty in the discovery location. Nova 003 may be paired with Reid 013.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 75, Meteoritics 28, 692-703 (1993)
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Coordinates:Unknown.

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     This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites from Australia?
Synonymshelp: Window Butte (In NHM Cat)

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