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Reid 027
Basic information Name: Reid 027
     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 19.7 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 82  (1998)  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
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 82:

Reid 027

Western Australia, Australia

Found 1991

Brachinite

A 19.7 g stone was found by a rabbit hunter.  Mineralogy and classification (J. Otto, Frei):  olivine, Fa33.7–35.7; clinopyroxene, Fs9.4–13.0Wo38.4–45.0; orthopyroxene, Fs25.8–28.5 Wo2.1–3.3; abundant plagioclase, An14.5Or4.7; chromite, Fe/(Fe + Mg) = 0.91, Cr/(Cr + Al) = 0.93; contains oxidized Fe-Ni metal, Cl-apatite, troilite; equigranular texture, grain size 100–600 mm; shock stage S2; weathering grade W4.  Specimens:  main mass, SML; type specimen Frei.

Data from:
  MB82
  Table 2
  Line 21:
Date:1991
Latitude:30°19'5"S
Longitude:128°22'24"E
Mass (g):19.7
Pieces:1
Class:Brachinite
Institutions
   and collections
Frei: Universität Freiburg, Mineralogisch-Petrographisches Institut, Albertstrasse 23b, D-79104 Freiburg, Germany (institutional address)
SML: Swiss Meteorite Laboratory (Museum Bally-Prior), P.O. Box 126, CH-8750 Glarus, Switzerland; Website (private address; updated 16 Oct 2011)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 82, MAPS 33, A221-A240 (1998)
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Photos from the Encyclopedia of Meteorites:
Don Edwards   
Geography:

Australia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (30° 19' 5"S, 128° 22' 24"E)
     Recommended::   (30° 19' 5"S, 128° 22' 24"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 1 m apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 339 approved meteorites from Western Australia, Australia (plus 1 unapproved name) (plus 11 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 702 approved meteorites from Australia (plus 46 unapproved names) (plus 27 impact craters)
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