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Basic information Name: Esperance
     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 397 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 74  (1993)  L/LL3
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L/LL3
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L/LL3.4
Recommended:  L/LL3.4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites classified as L/LL3.4.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L/LL chondrites, L/LL chondrites (type 3), LL chondrites, Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
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Western Australia, Australia

Found 1991 October

Ordinary chondrite (L or LL3)

A mass of 397 g was found by a prospector on a flat plain about 200 m east of Highway #1. Classification (with A. K. Petersen) and analysis, olivine Fa21.9 (range 4.9-33.3), pyroxene Fs16.8 (0.6-35.0), kamacite Ni 53.2 mg/g (36.8-69.1), kamacite Co 12.2 mg/g (6.3-18.3), taenite Ni 42.1% (29.2-57.9), taenite Co 2.9 mg/g (0.6-16.3), Donald E. Davis, Geological Institute, Dept. Mineralogy, Oster Voldgade 10, 1350 Copenhagen, Denmark. Research sample and thin section, Geological Museum, The University of Copenhagen, Oster Voldgade 5-7, 1350 Copenhagen, Denmark. Main mass, David New, P. 0. Box 278, Anacortes, Washington 98221, USA. See also Davis and Petersen (1992).

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 74, Meteoritics 28, 146-153 (1993)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (33° 52'S, 121° 55'E)
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     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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