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Myrtle Springs
Basic information Name: Myrtle Springs
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: Australia
Mass:help 53 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 87  (2003)  H4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H4
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6031 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 87:

Myrtle Springs

South Australia

Found 2002 July 11

Ordinary chondrite (H4)

A single stone of 52.99 g was found by Mr. Don McColl while searching for tektites. Classification (M. Zbik University of South Australia; A. Pring SAM): olivine, Fa19.6 ± 0.6; pyroxene, Fs18.2 ± 0.7Wo1.3 ± 0.8. Shock stage S2, the meteorite contains extensive iron oxide staining. See Zbik and Pring (2003). Specimens: Main mass and type specimen, SAM.

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SAM: Department of Mineralogy, South Australian Museum, North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia; Website (institutional address; updated 18 Oct 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 87, MAPS 38, A189-A248 (2003)
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Geography:

Australia
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (30° 27' 14"S, 137° 59' 25"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 239 approved meteorites from South Australia, Australia (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 715 approved meteorites from Australia (plus 45 unapproved names) (plus 27 impact craters)
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