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Wiluna
Basic information Name: Wiluna
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1967
Country: Australia
Mass:help 150 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 52  (1974)  H4
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 9649 approved meteorites (plus 16 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [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 52:
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FALL OF THE WILUNA, WESTERN AUSTRALIA, STONY METEORITE

Name: WILUNA

Place of fall: 5 miles due east of Wiluna township, Western Australia.

26°35'34"S, 120°19'42"E.

Date of fall: September 2, 1967, 10:46 p.m. local time (1446 h G.M.T.).

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4).

Number of individual specimens: 490 individual fusion-crusted stones and a large number of fragments are known to have been recovered. It is estimated that between 500 and 1000 stones fell.

Total weight: More than 150 kg has been recovered, and it is estimated that over 250 kg actually fell.

Circumstances of fall: Detailed reports of the observations of the fall and of the recovery of many of the masses are held by the authors of the published description (see below).

Source: McCall, G. J. H. and P. M. Jeffery. 1970. The Wiluna Meteorite fall, Western Australia - 2 September 1967. Mineralogical Magazine 37, 880-887.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 52, Meteoritics 9, 101-121 (1974)
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Geography:

Australia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (26° 35' 34"S, 120° 19' 42"E)
     Recommended::   (26° 35' 34"S, 120° 19' 42"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 1.5 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 702 approved meteorites from Australia (plus 46 unapproved names) (plus 27 impact craters)
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