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Coolamon
Basic information Name: Coolamon
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1921
Country: Australia
Mass:help 393 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 33  (1965)  L
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11000 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 33:
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DISCOVERY OF COOLAMON STONY METEORITE, AUSTRALIA

Name: COOLAMON.

The place of fall or discovery: 6 ½ km west of Coolamon, New South Wales, Austra­lia; φ = 34°49' S, λ = 147°08' E.

Date of fall or discovery: FOUND, between 1920 and 1922.

Class and type: STONY, olivine-hypersthene chondrite.

Number of individual spe­cimens: 1

Total weight: 393 gr. (a complete specimen).

Circumstances of fall or discovery: The meteorite was found by G. Eisenhauer while ploug­hing in his orchard on his property. The meteorite is in the Australian Museum (Sydney, Australia).

Source: Report of Dr. R, O. Chalmers (Sydney, Australia) in a letter, XII.7 1964.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 33, Moscow (1965)
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Geography:

Australia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (34° 49'S, 147° 8'E)
     Recommended::   (34° 49'S, 147° 8'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 56 approved meteorites from New South Wales, Australia (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 704 approved meteorites from Australia (plus 45 unapproved names) (plus 27 impact craters)
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