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Willaroy
Basic information Name: Willaroy
     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 4.03 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 54  (1976)  H3
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H3.5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H3.8-an
Recommended:  H3.8-an    [explanation]

This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites classified as H3.8-an.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
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Writeup from MB 54:
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DISCOVERY OF THE WILLAROY, AUSTRALIA, STONY METEORITE

Name: WILLAROY

Place of find: Willaroy station, northwestern New South Wales, Australia.

30°06'S, 143°12'E.

Date of find: March 12, 1970

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H3).

Number of individual specimens: Four, fitting to form a single mass.

Total weight: 4.03 kg

Circumstances of find: Four fragments lying close together were found by Mr. L.S. Brown, owner of Willaroy pastoral station.

Source: R.O. Chalmers and B. Mason. 1976. The Willaroy meteorite. Records of the Australian Museum, in press.

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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:   (30° 6'S, 143° 12'E)
     Recommended::   (30° 6'S, 143° 12'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 56 approved meteorites from New South Wales, Australia (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 704 approved meteorites from Australia (plus 45 unapproved names) (plus 27 impact craters)
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