Australian Museum Journal Two chondrites from New South Wales

Shortform:
Chalmers and Mason, 1977, Rec. Aust. Mus. 30(18): 519–531
Author(s):
Chalmers, R. O.; Mason, B.
Year published:
1977
Title:
Two chondrites from New South Wales
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
30
Issue:
18
Start page:
519
End page:
531
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.30.1977.193
Language:
English
Date published:
31 December 1977
Cover date:
31 December 1977
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Digitized:
10 February 2009
Available online:
04 March 2009
Reference number:
193
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (91kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (5031kb PDF)

Abstract

The Rowena olivine bronzite chondrite (H6) was broken into many fragments when struck by a plough on "Franxton" property (lat. 29°48′, long. 148°38′), 27 km west of Rowena railway station. It was found in January 1962. The stone was weathered and the weight of fragments recovered was 34.42 kg. The mineral composition and structure are given.

The Willaroy bronzite chondrite (H3) was found lying on the ground on "Willaroy" property (lat. 30°06′, long. 143°12′) on 12 March 1970. It was in four pieces the total weight being 4.05 kg. It was weathered. Mineralogical compositions and a chemical analysis are given.