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Moama
Basic information Name: Moama
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1940
Country: Australia
Mass:help 3.42 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 53  (1975)  Eucrite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Eucrite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Eucrite-cm
Recommended:  Eucrite-cm    [explanation]

This is 1 of 45 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-cm.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
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Writeup from MB 53:
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DISCOVERY AND ASSUMED FALL OF THE MOAMA, AUSTRALIA, STONY METEORITE

Name: MOAMA

Place of find: 17 miles northwest of Moama, southern New South Wales, Australia.

35°57'S, 144°31'E.'

Date of fall: Probably fell some months before October, 1940.

Class and type: Stone. Eucrite.

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 3.416 kg

Circumstances of find: Found in October, 1940, by the late Mr. J. M. Martin in a grassy paddock on the farm "Benarca Park" (property of Mr. Gordon Leitch) near Womboota, approximately 17 miles northwest of Moama. The surface flight features are extremely well-preserved, and phenomena associated with the fall of a meteorite were reported in the Moama area a few months earlier.

Source: J. F. Lovering. 1975. The Moama eucrite - a pyroxene-plagioclase adcumulate. Preprint.

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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:   (35° 57'S, 144° 31'E)
     Recommended::   (35° 57'S, 144° 31'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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