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Rowena
Basic information Name: Rowena
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1962
Country: Australia
Mass:help 34.7 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 33  (1965)  H
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H6
Recommended:  H6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5857 approved meteorites (plus 5 unapproved names) classified as H6.   [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 33:
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DISCOVERY OF ROWENA STONY METEORITE, AUSTRALIA

Name: ROWENA.

The place of fall or discovery:  27 km west of Rowena, New South Wales, Australia; φ = 29°48' S, λ = 148°38' E.

Date of fall or discovery: FOUND, January, 1962.

Class and type: STONY, olivine-bronzite chondrite.

Number of individual spe­cimens: 1

Total weight: Approximately 35 kg.

Circumstances of the fall or discovery:  The meteorite is a weathered stone and was broken into a great number of fragments when struck by a plough. The finders were R. Colyvan and C. M. Phelps. Main Mass of the meteorite is in the Australian Museum (Sydney, Australia).

Source: Report of Dr. R. O. Chalmers (Sydney, Australia) in a letter, XII.7 1964.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 33, Moscow (1965)
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Geography:

Australia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (29° 48'S, 148° 38'E)
     Recommended::   (29° 48'S, 148° 38'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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