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Ariah Park
Basic information Name: Ariah Park
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1932
Country: Australia
Mass:help 7.25 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  Iron, IIIAB
Recommended:  Iron, IIIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 344 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIIAB.   [show all]
Search for other: IIIAB irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 10 Dec 2013
Writeup from MB 102:

Ariah Park        34°18.92’S, 147°14.47’E

New South Wales, Australia

Found: 1932

Classification: Iron meteorite (IIIAB)

History: The meteorite was found in a dry creek bed by James Richard Keys in 1932, while he was walking with hunting dogs. It has been in possession of the Keys family since that date. It is named after a breached dam near Ariah Park, County Bland, Parish Mandamah, 44 km from S of West Wyalong, 35 km WNW of Temora, New South Wales.

Petrography: (A. Bevan, WAM). The meteorite is an octahedrite containing kamacite, taenite and large plessite fields. Kamacite bandwidth could not be determined accurately due to the small section examined. Kamacite is shock-hardened (ε-kamacite) and contains deformation bands. Kamacite contains abundant, small schreibersite crystals (rhabdites), platelets of carlsbergite, and rare daubréelite. Terrestrial oxidation has penetrated deeply along grain boundaries.

Geochemistry: (J.T. Wasson, UCLA): Ni = 77.4, Co = 4.97 (both mg/g), Cu = 167, Ga = 18.4, As = 3.86, Ir = 9.14, Au = 0.575 (all μg/g), W = 1.21 ng/g. Similar to Boxhole.

Classification: Iron, Group IIIAB medium to coarse octahedrite

Specimens: Type specimen, 24.8 g, AMSA. Main mass with the finder’s son, Patrick James Keys.

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State/Prov/County:New South Wales
Origin or pseudonym:dry creek bed
Mass (g):7250
Class:Iron, IIIAB
Shock stage:moderate
Weathering grade:moderate
Classifier:J.T. Wasson, UCLA; A. Bevan, WAM
Type spec mass (g):24.8
Type spec location:AMSA
Main mass:Patrick James Keys
Finder:James Richard Keys
Comments:Submitted by Ross Pogson
   and collections
UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
WAM: Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, Western Australian Museum. Locked Bag 49, Welshpool DC, Western Australia 6986, Australia; Website (institutional address; updated 18 Oct 2011)
AMSA: Australian Museum, 6 College Street, Sydney, NSW 2010, Australia (institutional address; updated 18 Oct 2011)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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     This is 1 of 56 approved meteorites from New South Wales, Australia (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 719 approved meteorites from Australia (plus 11 unapproved names) (plus 27 impact craters)
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