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Dunganville
Basic information Name: Dunganville
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1976
Country: New Zealand
Mass:help 54 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 55  (1978)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIIAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIIA
Recommended:  Iron, IIIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 311 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 55:
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DISCOVERY OF THE DUNGANVILLE, NEW ZEALAND, IRON METEORITE

Name: DUNGANVILLE

Place of find: 2 km ENE of Dunganville, near Greymouth, South Ireland, New Zealand.

42°33'S., 171°21'E.

Date of find: January 1976.

Class and type: Iron. Coarse octahedrite.

Number of individual

specimens: 1, and fragmented weathering crust (68 pieces).

Total weight: 54 kg

Circumstances of find: Found in a creek bed by Mr. Ted Dowie while prospecting for gold.

Source: Dr. G.A. Challis, New Zealand Geological Survey, P.O. Box 30368, Lower Hutt, New Zealand.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 55, Meteoritics 13, 327-352 (1978)
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Geography:

New Zealand
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (42° 33'S, 171° 21'E)
     Recommended::   (42° 33'S, 171° 21'E)

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     This is the only approved meteorite from Westland, New Zealand
     This is 1 of 9 approved meteorites from New Zealand
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