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Binya
Basic information Name: Binya
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1981
Country: Australia
Mass:help 11.3 kg
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIIF
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 84  (2000)  Iron
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIIF
Recommended:  Iron, IIIF    [explanation]

This is 1 of 9 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIIF.   [show all]
Search for other: IIIF irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 84:

Binya

New South Wales , Australia

Found 1981 April 1

Iron, coarse octahedrite

An 11.3 kg iron meteorite was found by a farmer while he was plowing a wheat field.  Description and composition (R. Binns, CSIRO; J. de Laeter, CUWA): kamacite extensively recrystallized; bandwidth 1.0–1.5 mm; composition by atomic absorption and x-ray fluorescence, Ni = 7.55 wt%, Co = 0.40 wt%, P = 0.19 wt%, Ga = 7.2 ± 0.8 ppm, Ge < 1 ppm, Ir = 7 ± 3 ppm; tentatively assigned to group IIIF.  Specimens:  main mass with finder; type specimen, 34.8 g, QM.

Institutions
   and collections
QM: Queensland Museum, PO Box 3300, South Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia (institutional address)
CSIRO: CSIRO Division of Exploration and Mining, PO Box 136, North Ryde, New South Wales 1670, Australia (institutional address)
CUWA: Curtin University, Perth 6845, Western Australia, Australia (institutional address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 84, MAPS 35, A199-A225 (2000)
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Lex E. Simshauser Consulting   
Geography:

Australia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (34° 14'S, 146° 23'E)
     Recommended::   (34° 13' 30"S, 146° 22' 54"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 0.9 km apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 56 approved meteorites from New South Wales, Australia (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 702 approved meteorites from Australia (plus 46 unapproved names) (plus 27 impact craters)
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