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Redfields
Basic information Name: Redfields
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1969
Country: Australia
Mass:help 8.74 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 52  (1974)  Iron-an
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Iron-ung
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Iron-ung
Recommended:  Iron, ungrouped    [explanation]

This is 1 of 126 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Iron, ungrouped.   [show all]
Search for other: Iron meteorites, Metal-rich meteorites, and Ungrouped irons
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Writeup from MB 52:
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DISCOVERY OF THE REDFIELDS, WESTERN AUSTRALIA, IRON METEORITE

Name: REDFIELDS

Place of find: Redfields Farm, about 11 km east of Gabalong, Western Australia.

30°43'S, 116°30'E.

Date of find: Some years ago.

Class and type: Iron. Anomalous, coarse structured (6.65% Ni) with high C and P.

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 8.74 kg

Circumstances of find: Mrs. M. Bennett of Wongan Hills, Western Australia, reported a 'football-sized' piece of iron was recovered some years ago during stone picking in fields of Redfields Farm. She took a small piece of the Western Australian Museum, Perth, in 1969 where it was identified as a meteorite.

Source: J. R. De Laeter, G. J. H. McCall and S. J. B. Reed. 1973. The Redfields meteorite - A unique iron from Western Australia. Mineralogical Magazine 39,30-35.

Buchwald The following entries were found for Redfields in Buchwald (1975)
[Buchwald, Vagn F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press, 1418 pp.]
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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:   (30° 43'S, 116° 30'E)
     Recommended::   (30° 43'S, 116° 30'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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Synonymshelp: Redlands (In NHM Cat)
Redlands Farm (In NHM Cat)

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