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Basic information Name: Wedderburn
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1951
Country: Australia
Mass:help 210 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 8  (1958)  Unknown
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIICD
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IAB-sLH
Recommended:  Iron, IAB-sLH    [explanation]

This is 1 of 14 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IAB-sLH.   [show all]
Search for other: IAB complex irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Revised 21 Jan 2023: Updated location
Writeup from MB 8:
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WEDDERBURN, Victoria, Australia. Iron.

Literature: 1. Proc. Roy. Soc. Victoria, 1953, v.64, pp. 73-76. /MA-12-255/.

Writeup from MB 112:
Wedderburn: updated location and further information.

A more accurate location and updated information about the classification is presented in Birch (2019). The iron was found at 36.39°S, 143.65°E.
  • Birch W.D. (2021) The Wedderburn meteorite revisited. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 131(2), 74-83. (link)
Buchwald The following entries were found for Wedderburn in Buchwald (1975)
[Buchwald, Vagn F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press, 1418 pp.]
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 8, Moscow (1958)
Published in Gattacceca J., McCubbin F. M., Grossman J. N., Schrader D. L., Cartier C., Consolmagno G., Goodrich C., Greshake A., Gross J., Joy K. H., Miao B. and Zhang B. (2024) The Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 112. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 59, 1820–1823. ?
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (36° 26'S, 143° 38'E)
     Recommended::   (36° 23' 24"S, 143° 39' 0"E)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 5 km apart

     This is 1 of 16 approved meteorites from Victoria, Australia
     This is 1 of 719 approved meteorites from Australia (plus 11 unapproved names) (plus 27 impact craters)
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