|Basic information||Name: Ballarat|
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1867
Mass: 15 g
This is 1 of 54 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Iron, IAB complex. [show all]
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Writeup from MB 87:
Found between 1867 and 1874
The 15 g meteorite was found during mining operations by the Park Company in deep lead placer deposits below basalt flows in the West Ballarat goldfield. The meteorite was donated by Henry Rosales to the University of Melbourne in the 1890s. Classification and description (J. Wasson, UCLA;
W. Birch, Vic; L. Samuels, Monash): Nickel 6.1–6.3%, Co 0.36%, Ga 95 µg/g, Ge 480 µg/g, Ir 1.1 µg/g. The meteorite consists of subgrains of kamacite crossed by partially resorbed Neumann bands and contains abundant schreibersite. Specimens: main mass and type specimen Vic.
Monash: School of Geosciences, Monash University, Victoria 3800, Australia (institutional address)
UCLA: Institute of Geophysics & Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, USA (institutional address)
Vic: Museum Victoria, GPO Box 666E, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia (institutional address)
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 87, MAPS 38, A189-A248 (2003)|
This is 1 of 16 approved meteorites from Victoria, Australia
This is 1 of 664 approved meteorites from Australia (plus 44 unapproved names) (plus 26 impact craters)
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