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Bunjil
Basic information Name: Bunjil
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1971
Country: Australia
Mass:help 38.75 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 78  (1995)  L6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10992 approved meteorites (plus 6 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 78:

Bunjil

Western Australia, Australia

Found 1971 April/May

Ordinary chondrite (L6, S4-5)

Following ploughing, a broken, oriented, weathered (W2) mass weighing 38.75 kg was found in 1971 near Bunjil. Classification, analysis and information: olivine Fa25.1; orthopyroxene Fs21.6; heavily shocked, plagioclase partially converted to maskelynite; A. W. R. Bevan, Western Australian Museum, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia. The main mass is in the Western Australian Museum and may be paired with Latham (see, Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 74).

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 78, Meteoritics 30, 792-796 (1995)
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Don Edwards   
Geography:

Australia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (29° 37' 45"S, 116° 28' 56"E)
     Recommended::   (29° 37' 45"S, 116° 28' 56"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 1 m apart

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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