Australian Museum Journal The Dunbogan L6 Chondrite: a new meteorite fall from New South Wales, Australia

Shortform:
Flood et al., 2002, Rec. Aust. Mus. 54(2): 249–254
Author(s):
Flood, P. G.; Ashley, P. M.; Pogson, R. E.
Year published:
2002
Title:
The Dunbogan L6 Chondrite: a new meteorite fall from New South Wales, Australia
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
54
Issue:
2
Start page:
249
End page:
254
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.54.2002.1364
Language:
English
Date published:
10 July 2002
Cover date:
10 July 2002
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
METEORITES
Digitized:
10 July 2002
Available online:
10 July 2002
Reference number:
1364
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (11kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (1957kb PDF)

Abstract

A meteorite crashed through the roof and ceiling of a house at Dunbogan on the north coast of New South Wales, Australia, on 14 December 1999, and 30 g of fragments were recovered. The fall was observed by a girl at Tinonee, 50 km to the SSW. The meteor was observed in the mid northern sky at about 22h00 East Australian DST (GMT + 11 hrs), moving in a SSE direction. In mid-flight the meteor broke into at least 3 fragments. Detailed mineralogical and petrological examination of the meteorite have revealed that it is comparable to an L6 ordinary chondrite with mean olivine composition Fa25 and pyroxene Fs21

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