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Cosmo Newberry
Basic information Name: Cosmo Newberry
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1980
Country: Australia
Mass:help 2.16 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 61  (1983)  IIA
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIA
Recommended:  Iron, IIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 138 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIAB.   [show all]
Search for other: IIAB irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 61:
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DISCOVERY OF THE COSMO NEWBERRY, AUSTRALIA, IRON METEORITE

Name: COSMO NEWBERRY

Place of find: 4 km north of Cosmo Newberry homestead, Western Australia, Australia.

27°57'S.,122°53'E.

Date of find: 1980

Class and type: Iron. Hexahedrite (IIA). 5.64% Ni, 62 ppm Ga, 190 ppm Ge and 19 ppm Ir.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 2.156 kg

Circumstances of find: Found on the surface of the ground by an Aborigine, Dannie Harris. The meteorite has an unusual spiky tetrahedral shape. The specimen is in the Western Australian Museum, Perth, Australia.

Source: J.R. de Laeter, School of Physics and Geophysics, 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:   (27° 57'S, 122° 53'E)
     Recommended::   (27° 57'S, 122° 53'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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