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King Solomon
Basic information Name: King Solomon
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1952
Country: Australia
Mass:help 488 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 54  (1976)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Iron
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Iron
Recommended:  Iron    [explanation]

This is 1 of 99 approved meteorites (plus 3 unapproved names) classified as Iron.   [show all]
Search for other: Iron meteorites, Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Revised 31 Oct 2013: Mass noted in Houston (1971)
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Writeup from MB 54:
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DISCOVERY OF THE KING SOLOMON, AUSTRALIA, IRON METEORITE

Name: KING SOLOMON

Place of find: About 100 yards from the King Solomon mine, northwest of Mary Kathleen, Queensland, Australia.

20°41'58"S, 139°48'15"E.

Date of find: March, 1952

Class and type: Iron.

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: Not recorded.

Circumstances of find: Found by Mr. A.R. Watson.

Source: Beverley R. Houston. 1971. Two meteorites from northwest Queensland. Queensland Government Mining Journal 72,482-486.

Bibliography:
  • Houston, B.R. (1971) Two meteorites from northwest Queensland. Queensland Government Mining Journal 72, 482-485. (link)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 54, Meteoritics 11, 69-93 (1976)
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Geography:

Australia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (20° 41' 58"S, 139° 48' 15"E)
     Recommended::   (20° 41' 58"S, 139° 48' 15"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 21 approved meteorites from Queensland, Australia (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 702 approved meteorites from Australia (plus 46 unapproved names) (plus 27 impact craters)
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