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Big Rock Donga   contributed by jnmczurich, IMCA 2391   MetBul Link
 


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321.9 grams. 170 x 170 x 5 mm.   H6

TKW 19 kg. Fall not observed. Found 1970, Nullarbor, South Australia, Australia.

A 'donga' is a transportable building with single rooms, often used on remote work sites or as tourist accommodation.

From the MetBul:
One stone of 19 kg was found by a rabbit hunter about 10 miles north of the town Fisher...

 


jnmczurich writes:
Big Rock Donga is a pretty fresh and metal-rich H6 chondrite. A few larger chondrules up to 3.5 mm in Diameter can be found within the large slice.

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Found at the arrow (green or red) on the map below

 


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Keith Hicks
 11/28/2017 1:58:04 AM
Nice full slice with lots of starry metal! A "Donga" , in the true sense of the word, is a geological feature, typically on the Nullabor Plain, a limestone outcrop supporting a range of vegetation and fauna...much like an oasis in the desert. The reference to accommodation is a popular connotation derived from the "campsite" reference to the geological feature.
Anne Black
 11/27/2017 11:02:10 AM
Nice Big Rock, thanks Jurgen. And glad to finally know what a Donga is, I always wondered, thanks Paul.
Daniel Da Costa
 11/27/2017 9:28:40 AM
beautiful cut and super beautiful H6
Matthias
 11/27/2017 1:36:40 AM
Wonderful and really good sized fullslice of an extremely rare Australian H6 - must confess that I have never heard before of Big Rock Donga.
 

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