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Starvation Lake
Basic information Name: Starvation Lake
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1975
Country: Australia
Mass:help 12 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 63  (1985)  L4
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L3.6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  LL3.9
Recommended:  LL3.9    [explanation]

This is 1 of 16 approved meteorites classified as LL3.9.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
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Writeup from MB 63:
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DISCOVERY OF THE STARVATION LAKE, AUSTRALIA, STONY METEORITE

Name: STARVATION LAKE

Place of find: Near Mollies bore, Border Downs Station, New South Wales, Australia.

30°27'S., 140°59'E., approximately.

Date of find: 1975

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L4).

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 12 kg

Circumstances of find: Found by Mr. R. Grant of Buronga, N.S.W. The main mass is in the South Australian Museum, Adelaide.

Source: Dr. A. Pring, Curator of Minerals and Meteorites, S.A. Museum, Adelaide, South Australia.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 63, Meteoritics 20, 275-283 (1985)
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Geography:

Australia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (30° 27'S, 140° 59'E)
     Recommended::   (30° 28'S, 141° 5'E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 9.8 km apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 56 approved meteorites from New South Wales, Australia (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 702 approved meteorites from Australia (plus 46 unapproved names) (plus 27 impact craters)
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