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Ooldea 006
Basic information Name: Ooldea 006
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: Australia
Mass:help 113 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  H3
Recommended:  H3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 632 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H3.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 18 Jul 2015
Writeup from MB 104:

Ooldea 006        30°36’40.40"S, 131°53’14.40"E

South Australia, Australia

Purchased: 2013 Apr 13

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H3)

History: Single broken specimen found by A Tait

Physical characteristics: An equant broken specimen with 65% fusion crust, weathered red-brown.

Petrography: (A. Tait, Monash) Chondrules have distinct edges, ranging in size up to 2 mm residing in an oxidized matrix. Mineralogy includes olivine, pyroxene, plagioclase, FeNi metal, troilite and apatite. Chondrule types include: POP, PO, RP, C and BO. Olivine shows weak undulose extinction and there are no indicators of higher shock grade. Oxidation is widespread throughout the sample (~70%). Iddingsite veins crosscut the sample.

Geochemistry: (A. Tait, Monash) FEG-SEM analyses show that olivine and pyroxene are uniform in their composition: olivine Fa18.9-19.6, mean Fa19.4±0.2, n=10; Low-Ca pyroxene Fs16.0-16.9, mean Fs16.7±0.3 , n=8.

Classification: Ordinary Chondrite (H3, S2, W3)

Specimens: Specimen and one thin-section held by A. Tomkins.

Data from:
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:South Australia
Origin or pseudonym:Nullarbor Plain
Date:P 2013 Apr 13
Mass (g):113
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):19.3
Ferrosilite (mol%):16.7
Wollastonite (mol%):1.98
Classifier:A. Tait, Monash
Type spec mass (g):94.7
Type spec location:Monash
Main mass:Monash
Finder:A. Tait
Comments:Submitted by (A. Tait, A. Tomkins, A. Bowlt, S. Nutku, J. Savage)
   and collections
Monash: Building 28 School of Geosciences Monash University Victoria 3800 Australia, Australia (institutional address; updated 12 Dec 2012)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 104, MAPS 52, 2284, Octover 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12930/full
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     Recommended::   (30° 36' 40"S, 131° 53' 14"E)

     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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