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Corowa
Basic information Name: Corowa
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1964
Country: Australia
Mass:help 11.34 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 31  (1964)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIF-an
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIF
Recommended:  Iron, IIF    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIF.   [show all]
Search for other: IIF irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 31:
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DISCOVERY OF COROWA IRON METEORITE, AUSTRALIA

Name: COROWA.

The place of fall or discovery: 6.4 km from Corowa, New South Wales (near Victorian border), Australia.

Date of fall or discovery: FOUND?, date of fall unknown. Brought to scientific notice in 1963.

Class and type: IRON, nickel - rich ataxite, with troilite nodules.

Number of individual specimens: 1 (complete individual).

Total weight: 11.3 kg.

Circumstances of the fall or discovery: The meteorite was ploughed up in a wheatfield of D. McGillivray; it has a crust (1 mm. thick) of secondary iron hydroxides, and regmaglypts up to 5.7 by 3.8 cm.

Source: Report of Dr. George Baker (Melbourne, Australia) in a letter, I V.2, 1964.

Buchwald The following entries were found for Corowa in Buchwald (1975)
[Buchwald, Vagn F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press, 1418 pp.]
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 31, Moscow (1964)
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Don Edwards   
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Geography:

Australia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (36° 0'S, 146° 22'E)
     Recommended::   (36° 0'S, 146° 22'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 55 approved meteorites from New South Wales, Australia (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 702 approved meteorites from Australia (plus 46 unapproved names) (plus 27 impact craters)
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