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Pannikin
Basic information Name: Pannikin
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1965
Country: Australia
Mass:help 13.6 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 53  (1975)  L6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11460 approved meteorites (plus 6 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 53:
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DISCOVERY OF THE PANNIKIN, AUSTRALIA, STONY METEORITE

Name: PANNIKIN

Place of find: Approximately 3.5 miles E of Cocklebiddy Tank, Eyre Highway, Western Australia. 32°02'30"S, 126°11'E.

Date of find: 1965

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).

Number of individual specimens: 2

Total weight: 13.6 g

Circumstances of find: Two fragments of meteoritic material were collected from within a distinct impact pit by Mr. A. J. Carlisle of Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.

Source: G. J. H. McCall and W. H. Cleverly. 1968. New stony meteorite fords including two ureilites from the Nullarbor Plain, Western Australia. MineralogicalMagazine 36, 691-716.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 53, Meteoritics 10, 133-158 (1975)
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Geography:

Australia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (32° 2' 30"S, 126° 11' 0"E)
     Recommended::   (32° 2' 30"S, 126° 11' 0"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 1.1 m apart

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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