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Ophara
Basic information Name: Ophara
     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 85.4 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 67  (1989)  H4
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H4
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5782 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H4.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 67:
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Ophara

Near Ophara Blocks station, County Yancowinna, Broken Hill region, New South Wales, Australia

Found 1983, October 7

Stone. Ordinary chondrite (H4).

A single mass weighing 85.4 g was found on a claypan while hunting for tektites, 1 km west of the Ophara Hut ruins near the Cockburn to Triple Chance road (D. Heinlein, Puschendorfer Str. 1, D-8501 Veitsbronn, West Germany). Olivine analysis, Fa19.1, classification, A. L. Graham, BM(NH). Exposure age 5.5 Ma; distinct from Thackaringa which has an exposure age of 24 Ma (R. Wieler, ETH Zurich, 1987). Distinct from Cockburn (L6).

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 67, Meteoritics 24, 57-60 (1989)
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Geography:

Australia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (32° 7' 24"S, 141° 4' 47"E)
     Recommended::   (32° 7' 24"S, 141° 4' 47"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 1.5 m apart

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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