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Mundrabilla 018
Basic information Name: Mundrabilla 018
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1990
Country: Australia
Mass:help 24 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 78  (1995)  Howardite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Howardite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Howardite
Recommended:  Howardite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 386 approved meteorites classified as Howardite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, HED achondrites, and Howardites
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Writeup from MB 78:

Mundrabilla 018

Nullarbor Plain, Western Australia, Australia

Found 1990, August

Howardite

A stone of 24 g was found by Robert Haag and friends while searching in the desert. Type specimen, classification and analysis: David A. Kring and Dolores H. Hill, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA. The stone is brecciated and contains eucritic and diogenitic clasts; 3.02% Ca: 20.1 ppm Sc; 1.74 ppm La; 0.22 ppm Eu. The main mass belongs to an unknown private person in Queensland, Australia. Another howardite, Old Homestead 001, was found nearby, but it has more Ca (6.15%), is darker gray, and contains smaller clasts (1 to 2 mm vs. up to 5.5 mm).

Data from:
  MB78
  Table 2
  Line 11:
State/Prov/County:WA
Date:Aug 1990
Latitude:30°30'S
Longitude:127°30'E
Mass (g):24
Pieces:1
Class:Howardite
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W3
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 78, Meteoritics 30, 792-796 (1995)
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Don Edwards   
Geography:

Australia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (30° 30'S, 127° 30'E)
     Recommended::   (30° 30'S, 127° 30'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 339 approved meteorites from Western Australia, Australia (plus 1 unapproved name) (plus 11 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 704 approved meteorites from Australia (plus 45 unapproved names) (plus 27 impact craters)
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