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Mossgiel
Basic information Name: Mossgiel
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1967
Country: Australia
Mass:help 32.38 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 49  (1970)  H
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L4
Recommended:  L4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 1619 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L4.   [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 49:
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DISCOVERY OF MOSSGIEL STONY METEORITE, AUSTRALIA

Name: MOSSGIEL.

The place of fall or discovery: Near Mossgiel, New South Walles, Australia.

Date of fall or discovery: FOUND, 1967.

Class and type: STONY, olivine-bronzite chondrite.

Number of individual specimens: ?; it is know 23 fragments.

Total weight: 32.383 kg.

Circumstances of the fall or discovery: The meteorite was discovered by H. Watkin on his property «Killara».

Source: Report of Dr. K. D. Collerson (Adelaide, South Australia) in a letter XII.10 1969.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 49, Moscow (1970) reprinted Meteoritics 6, 111-124 (1970)
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Geography:

Australia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (33° 19'S, 144° 47'E)
     Recommended::   (33° 19'S, 144° 47'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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