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Willow Grove
Basic information Name: Willow Grove
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1995
Country: Australia
Mass:help 11.7 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 83  (1999)  Iron-ung
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Iron-ung
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Iron-ung
Recommended:  Iron, ungrouped    [explanation]

This is 1 of 143 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Iron, ungrouped.   [show all]
Search for other: Iron meteorites, Metal-rich meteorites, and Ungrouped irons
Writeup from MB 83:

Willow Grove

Victoria, Australia

 Found 1995 October

Iron meteorite (ungrouped)

A 2.7 kg iron meteorite was found in 1995 October by a farmer plowing a field. Another 9 kg individual was found the same way in 1998 July. Classification and analysis (W. Birch, Vict; J. Wasson, UCLA): ataxite; contains martensite with 24.5 to 29.0 wt% Ni and a few small schreibersite crystals; etching reveals a fine-scale platy structure overlain by a pervasive network of stress corrosion frac­tures which are in part crystallographically controlled; bulk analysis, Ni = 27.9 wt%, Co = 1.21 wt%, Ga = 0.23 ppm, As = 0.78 ppm, Ir = 17.4 ppm, Au = 0.233 ppm. Specimens:  400 g, Vict; main masses with finder.

   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)
Vict: Museum Victoria, GPO Box 666E, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia; Website (institutional address; updated 26 Oct 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 83, MAPS 34, A169-A186 (1999)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (38° 6' 11"S, 146° 10' 52"E)
     Recommended::   (38° 6' 11"S, 146° 10' 52"E)

     This is 1 of 16 approved meteorites from Victoria, Australia
     This is 1 of 717 approved meteorites from Australia (plus 46 unapproved names) (plus 27 impact craters)
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