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Georgetown (iron)
Basic information Name: Georgetown (iron)
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1988
Country: Australia
Mass:help 5 kg
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIICD-an
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IAB-ung
Recommended:  Iron, IAB-ung    [explanation]

This is 1 of 68 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IAB-ung.   [show all]
Search for other: IAB complex irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Name recognized as official 11 June 2008
Approved 11 Jun 2008
Writeup from MB 94:


Queensland, Australia

Found 1988

Iron (IAB complex)

This meteorite was analyzed by Choi et al. (1995) and subsequently listed in the Catalogue of meteorites (Grady 2000) as an anomalous IIICD iron with silicate inclusions. It was later analyzed by Wasson and Kallemeyn (2002), who classified it as a “solo iron related to IAB.” The name “Georgetown (iron)” is now recognized as official by the Meteorite Nomenclature Committee. J. T. Wasson (personal communication 2007) reports that Georgetown (iron) was found an unknown distance from Georgetown, Queensland, Australia, by a gold prospector with a metal detector. A 1.3 kg specimen was received by Robert Haag in 1991. UCLA now holds pieces weighing 645 g (possibly part of the Haag piece), 420 g, and 461 g.

   and collections
UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
Haag: Robert Haag, P.O. Box 27527, Tucson, AZ 85726, United States; Website (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 94, MAPS 43, 1551-1588 (2008)
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     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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