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South African Railways
Basic information Name: South African Railways
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1938
Country: South Africa
Mass:help 47 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 54  (1976)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Iron
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IVA
Recommended:  Iron, IVA    [explanation]

This is 1 of 80 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Iron, IVA.   [show all]
Search for other: Iron meteorites, IVA irons, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 54:
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DISCOVERY OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN RAILWAYS IRON METEORITE

Name: SOUTH AFRICAN RAILWAYS

Place of find: Near the main railway line connecting Cape Town and Windhoek.

Date of find: Before 1938.

Class and type: Iron.

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 47 kg

Circumstances of find: Found by Mr. G.H. Dawson, then System Manager, South African Railways, Windhoek, and presented to the Geological Survey Museum, Pretoria.

Source: C. Frick and E.C.I. Hammerbeck. Catalogue of South African and South West African meteorites. Bulletin of the Geological Survey of South Africa 57, 31.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 54, Meteoritics 11, 69-93 (1976)
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Geography:

South Africa
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 47 approved meteorites from South Africa (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)
Synonymshelp: Railway (In NHM Cat; MetBase says Gibeon)

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