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Gnowangerup
Basic information Name: Gnowangerup
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1976
Country: Australia
Mass:help 33.6 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 61  (1983)  IIIA
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIIAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIIA
Recommended:  Iron, IIIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 309 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIIAB.   [show all]
Search for other: IIIAB irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 61:
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DISCOVERY OF THE GNOWANGERUP, AUSTRALIA, IRON METEORITE

Name: GNOWANGERUP

Place of find: 9 km SE. of Gnowangerup, Western Australia, Australia.

34°0'S., 118°6'E.

Date of find: 1976

Class and type: Iron. Octahedrite (IIIA). 8.59% Ni, 20 ppm Ga, 44 ppm Ge and -- 1 ppm Ir.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 33.6 kg

Circumstances of find: Found by a group of road-workers who were picking up stones to face a road culvert. Recognized as a meteorite by G.E.P. Welland. The specimen is now in the Western Australian Museum, Perth, Australia.

Source: J.R. de Laeter, School of Physics and Geosciences, Western Australian Institute of Technology, Bentley, Western Australia, Australia.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 61, Meteoritics 18, 77-83 (1983)
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Geography:

Australia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (34° 0'S, 118° 6'E)
     Recommended::   (34° 0'S, 118° 6'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 339 approved meteorites from Western Australia, Australia (plus 1 unapproved name) (plus 11 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 702 approved meteorites from Australia (plus 46 unapproved names) (plus 27 impact craters)
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