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Deakin 010
Basic information Name: Deakin 010
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1988
Country: Australia
Mass:help 438 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 101  (2012)  Eucrite-mmict
Recommended:  Eucrite-mmict    [explanation]

This is 1 of 228 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-mmict.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 30 Jul 2012
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Writeup from MB 101:

Deakin 010        30°34.38’S, 128°33.82’E

Western Australia, Australia

Found: Before 1988

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite, monomict)

History: A single stone was recovered by an unknown finder at a locality in the Deakin area of the Nullarbor Region. A sample weighing 12 g was sent to the WAM by the late A. J. Carlisle.

Physical characteristics: A 438 g, freshly crusted, unweathered stone.

Petrography: (A.W.R. Bevan, WAM, and T. Kennedy, UWA) Brecciated eucrite comprised of clasts of coarse-grained, cumulate-textured eucrite and finer-grained basaltic textured eucrite in a matrix of comminuted pyroxene and anorthitic plagioclase feldspar. Minor minerals include ilmenite, chromite, troilite and Fe-Ni metal.

Geochemistry: (T. Kennedy, UWA) Pyroxene Fs24.1-64.2Wo1.3-46.1 and plagioclase An85.9-96.6 Ab3.6-11.2 Or0-3.25.

Classification: Achondrite (Eucrite-mmict)

Specimens: Main mass in possession of the finder; end-piece 12 g and two thin sections, WAM.

Data from:
  MB101
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Western Australia
Origin or pseudonym:Nullarbor Region
Date:Before 1988
Latitude:30°34.38'S
Longitude:128°33.82'E
Mass (g):438
Pieces:1
Class:Eucrite-mmict
Ferrosilite (mol%):24.1-64.2
Wollastonite (mol%):1.3-46.1
Classifier:A. W. R. Bevan, WAM, and T. Kennedy UWA
Type spec mass (g):25
Type spec location:WAM
Main mass:anonymous finder
Finder:Unknown
Comments:Submitted by A. W. R. Bevan (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)
UWA: University of Western Australia, 35 Hackett Drive, Crawley, Western Australia 6009, Australia (institutional address; updated 29 May 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 101, MAPS 50, 1661, September 2015
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Geography:

Australia
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (30° 34' 23"S, 128° 33' 49"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 339 approved meteorites from Western Australia, Australia (plus 1 unapproved name) (plus 11 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 704 approved meteorites from Australia (plus 45 unapproved names) (plus 27 impact craters)
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