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Tabbita
Basic information Name: Tabbita
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1983
Country: Australia
Mass:help 3.1 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 71  (1991)  L6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11470 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 71:
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Tabbita

New South Wales, Australia

Found in 1983

Stone. Ordinary chondrite (L6)

A crusted mass weighing 3.10 kg was found by Mr. M. F. McRae 13 km north and slightly to the east of Tabbita Railway Station, situated 25 km NW of Griffith, New South Wales. Olivine Fa24.6, orthopyroxene Fs20.9, analyst B. Griffin, Electron Microscope Unit, University of Western Australia, Perth. Classification A. W. R. Bevan, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Western Australian Museum, Perth. Main mass with the finder. Cut specimens totalling 827 g and polished thin section at the Australian Museum, Sidney, Australia.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 71, Meteoritics 26, 255-262 (1991)
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Geography:

Australia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (34° 3'S, 145° 50'E)
     Recommended::   (34° 3'S, 145° 50'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 56 approved meteorites from New South Wales, Australia (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 713 approved meteorites from Australia (plus 45 unapproved names) (plus 27 impact craters)
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