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Doolgunna
Basic information Name: Doolgunna
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1967
Country: Australia
Mass:help 20 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 53  (1975)  L
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L
Recommended:  L    [explanation]

This is 1 of 52 approved meteorites classified as L.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, Ordinary chondrites
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Writeup from MB 53:
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DISCOVERY OF THE DOOLGUNNA, AUSTRALIA, STONY METEORITE

Name: DOOLGUNNA

Place of find: Doolgunna station, about 75 miles NE of Meekatharra, Western Australia.

25°56'S, 119°18E.

Date of find: November 3, 1967.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite.

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 20 g

Circumstances of find: Collected by Dr. W. N. MacLeod of the Geological Survey of Western Australia in an assortment of stones at an aboriginal camp; MacLeod comments ... "it seems most likely that the fragment [of the meteorite] has been carried there by natives together with the other terrestrial stones, and the point of fall could be many miles distant."

Source: W. N. MacLeod. 1968. A meteorite fragment from Doolgunna station, Meekatharra district, Western Australia. Annual Report of the Geological Survey of Western Australia for the year 1967, 68-69.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 53, Meteoritics 10, 133-158 (1975)
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Geography:

Australia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (25° 56'S, 119° 18'E)
     Recommended::   (25° 56'S, 119° 18'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 702 approved meteorites from Australia (plus 46 unapproved names) (plus 27 impact craters)
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Synonymshelp: Meekatharra (In NHM Cat)

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