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Coorara is an L6 chondrite found in 1966 north of Haig, Western Australia. It was within veinlets in this meteorite that the mineral majorite was first identified, in 1970 (Smith & Mason, Science). Majorite is a purple high-pressure garnet with a hardness of 7 – 7 ½. In Coorara, and other chondrite meteorites, it occurs as micrometre-sized brownish grains that were likely formed from olivine and pyroxene during high-pressure events such as asteroidal collisions.