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Waingaromia
Basic information Name: Waingaromia
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1915
Country: New Zealand
Mass:help 9.2 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 50  (1971)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIIAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIIB
Recommended:  Iron, IIIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 313 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIIAB.   [show all]
Search for other: IIIAB irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Revised 27 Sep 2006: Note added to writeup.
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Writeup from MB 50:
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FIND OF THE WAINGAROMIA, NEW ZEALAND, IRON METEORITE

Name: WAINGAROMIA

Place of find: Found in sheep yard of farm at Waingaromia on Tauwhareparae Road, 23 km northwest of Tolaga Bay on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand.

178° 05'E, 38° 15'S.

Date of find: 1915, identified about 1925, brought to scientific attention in 1970.

Class and type: Iron. Medium octahedrite.

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 9.2 kg

Circumstances of find: The meteorite was found by Mr. A. Hedley Reeves of Gisborne, New Zealand, in 1915 when he was a boy. He was helping his father with sheep at Waingaromia and noticed that the sheep were hitting their feet on a hard rock. Mr. Reeves wrote that "When I pulled it out it was the weight which made me put it by the race and later struggle home with it some 500 to 600 yards." It was identified by an oil geologist during the period 1924 to 1926, and was deposited with the Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, New Zealand, in 1970.

Source: Dr. D. R. Gregg, Keeper of Geology, Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, New Zealand.


Note: In an email of 27 Sept 2006, Mr. Max Brooking, Waitara, New Zealand, notes that the distance stated above should probably be 23 miles, not 23 km.
Buchwald The following entries were found for Waingaromia 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. 50, Meteoritics 6, 111-124 (1971)
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Don Edwards   
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Geography:

New Zealand
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (38° 15'S, 178° 5'E)
     Recommended::   (38° 15'S, 178° 5'E)

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     This is the only approved meteorite from East Cape, New Zealand
     This is 1 of 9 approved meteorites from New Zealand
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