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Motpena (b)
Basic information Name: Motpena (b)
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1972
Country: Australia
Mass:help 304 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 68  (1990)  OC6-an
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Chondrite-ung
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Chondrite-ung
Recommended:  Chondrite-ung    [explanation]

This is 1 of 24 approved meteorites classified as Chondrite-ung.   [show all]
Search for other: Ungrouped chondrites
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Writeup from MB 68:
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Motpena (b)

Near Parachilna, South Australia, Australia

Found 17 May 1972

Stone. Ordinary chondrite, ungrouped, type 6 (CHANOM).

Of the three stones found on sand ridges to the E of Motpena cattle station, two, 141 g and 163 g, are distinct and named Motpena (b). Olivine Fa11.7, A. L. Graham, pers. comm., 1988. Distinct from Commodore (H6, olivine Fa18.9) found at the same locality; and from Motpena (L6, olivine Fa25.8). Note: The stone previously known as Motpena should now be named Motpena (a).

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 68, Meteoritics 25, 59-70 (1990)
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Geography:

Australia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (31° 12'S, 138° 18'E)
     Recommended::   (31° 12'S, 138° 18'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 232 approved meteorites from South Australia, Australia (plus 3 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 702 approved meteorites from Australia (plus 46 unapproved names) (plus 27 impact craters)
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