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Answer
Basic information Name: Answer
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1970
Country: Australia
Mass:help 11.2 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 54  (1976)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Iron
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Iron-ataxite
Recommended:  Iron    [explanation]

This is 1 of 94 approved meteorites (plus 3 unapproved names) classified as Iron.   [show all]
Search for other: Metal-rich meteorites, Iron meteorites
Comments: Revised 31 Oct 2013: Mass increased. MB54 neglected slice that was removed.
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Writeup from MB 54:
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DISCOVERY OF THE ANSWER, AUSTRALIA, IRON METEORITE

Name: ANSWER

Place of find: Near the Answer mine, south of Selwyn, Queensland, Australia. 21°39'35"S, 140°54'25"E.

Date of find: June 16, 1970

Class and type: Iron. Ataxite.

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 11.09 kg

Circumstances of find: Found by Mr. J. Finch.

Source: Beverley R. Houston. 1971. Two meteorites from northwest Queensland. Queensland Government Mining Journal 72,482-486.

Bibliography:
  • Houston, B.R. (1971) Two meteorites from northwest Queensland. Queensland Government Mining Journal 72, 482-485. (link)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 54, Meteoritics 11, 69-93 (1976)
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Geography:

Australia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (21° 39' 35"S, 140° 54' 25"E)
     Recommended::   (21° 39' 35"S, 140° 54' 25"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 22 approved meteorites from Queensland, Australia (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 665 approved meteorites from Australia (plus 44 unapproved names) (plus 27 impact craters)
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