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Gladstone (iron)
Basic information Name: Gladstone (iron)
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1915
Country: Australia
Mass:help 736.6 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 32  (1964)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IAB-MG
Recommended:  Iron, IAB-MG    [explanation]

This is 1 of 120 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IAB-MG.   [show all]
Search for other: IAB complex irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Writeup from MB 32:
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GLADSTONE No.2; 4 1/2 miles south of Gladstone, Central Queensland; φ = 23°54 1/2' S, λ =  151°15 1/2' E.

FOUND about 1940.

IRON, coarsest octahedrite.

1 complete individual, weight 24.1 kg.

The meteorite was found almost completely buried on a rocky ridge, about 3/4 mile from the site of the Gladstone No 1 meteorite. Used as a doorstop for many years, donated to the Geological Survey of Queensland Museum in 1959.

Source: An Article: N. A. H. Simmonds. A New Meteorite from the Gladstone District. Geological Survey of Queensland Publication, No. 320, pp. 1-5, 1964. Report of Dr. George Baker (Melbourne, Australia) in a letter 7.20 1964.

Buchwald The following entries were found for Gladstone (iron) 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. 32, Moscow (1964)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (23° 54'S, 151° 18'E)
     Recommended::   (23° 54'S, 151° 18'E)

     This is 1 of 21 approved meteorites from Queensland, Australia (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 718 approved meteorites from Australia (plus 46 unapproved names) (plus 27 impact craters)
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