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Nilpena
Basic information Name: Nilpena
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1975
Country: Australia
Mass:help 173 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 59  (1981)  Ureilite?
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Ureilite-pmict
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Ureilite-pmict
Recommended:  Ureilite-pmict    [explanation]

This is 1 of 27 approved meteorites classified as Ureilite-pmict.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Ureilites
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Writeup from MB 59:
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DISCOVERY OF THE NILPENA, AUSTRALIA, STONY METEORITE

Name: NILPENA

Place of find: In the NW. comer of the Hundred of Nilpena, County Taunton, South Australia, Australia.

31°05'S., 138°18'E.

Date of find: June 4, 1975

Class and type: Stone. Achondrite (?ureilite).

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 133 g

Circumstances of find: Found by D.H. McColl in sand dune country north of the Parachilna-Motpena road, about 4 km from the site of the Motpena find.

Source: M.J. Fitzgerald, Department of Geology and Mineralogy, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 59, Meteoritics 16, 193-199 (1981)
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Geography:

Australia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (31° 5'S, 138° 18'E)
     Recommended::   (31° 5'S, 138° 18'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 235 approved meteorites from South Australia, Australia (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 704 approved meteorites from Australia (plus 45 unapproved names) (plus 27 impact craters)
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