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Donnybrook
Basic information Name: Donnybrook
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1918
Country: Australia
Mass:help 414 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 52  (1974)  Mesosiderite?
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Mesosiderite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Mesosiderite?
Recommended:  Mesosiderite?    [explanation]

This is the only approved meteorite classified as Mesosiderite?.
Search for other: Class A mesosiderites, Mesosiderites, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 52:
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DISCOVERY OF THE DONNYBROOK, WESTERN AUSTRALIA, STONY-IRON METEORITE

Name: DONNYBROOK

Place of find: Thompson Brook, near Donnybrook, Western Australia.

Approximately 33°37'S, 115°55'E.

Date of find: About 1918, recognized 1971.

Class and type: Stony-iron. Mesosiderite?

Number of individual specimens: 2

Total weight: 414 g

Circumstances of find: The specimens were collected by an unknown person and cataloged as magnetite in the University of Western Australia mineral collection. In 1971 Professor R. T. Prider recognized the material as meteoritic. It contains large crystals of clinohypersthene and fragments of pyroxene-plagioclase-olivine-troilite rock surrounded by large ovoid kamacite crystals with taenite cores.. The specimens are retained in the Department of Geology, University of Western Australia.

Source: Dr. R. A. Binns, Department of Geology, The University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Western Australia 6009.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 52, Meteoritics 9, 101-121 (1974)
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Geography:

Australia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (33° 37'S, 115° 55'E)
     Recommended::   (33° 37'S, 115° 55'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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