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Laundry West   contributed by Graham Macleod, IMCA 8781   MetBul Link

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5.2 grams.   L4

TKW 4 kg. Fall not observed. Found March 1967, six miles NW of Laundry Rockhole, which is 25 miles N of Madura on the road to Loongana station on the Trans-Australian Railway, Western Australia.

Graham writes:
Not necessarily beautiful but I love it anyway!
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Graham Macleod
 12/4/2021 4:41:41 PM
You are right Anne!! This is a really flat area which might account for the finds. Thanks for the great comments as well all. Cheers
Anne Black
 12/3/2021 2:10:38 PM
Did you notice that if you enlarge the picture most of the towns (?) in the area are also meteorite names? Mundrabilla, Madura, Cocklebiddy, Forrest.....
Tracy Latimer
 12/3/2021 1:35:38 PM
The birds-eye view of the location where it was found could almost be a closeup of a meteorite itself!
Michael Mulgrew
 12/3/2021 11:27:11 AM
Australian meteorites have the best names.
Keith Hicks
 12/3/2021 5:19:25 AM
Thanks for this nice example of an early weathered Nullabor chondrite Graham ...almost shale-like! Not sure why the NEMS label has mentioned a find date of 1892 though?

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