Australian Museum Journal The Elsinor meteorite: A new chondite from New South Wales

Shortform:
Hodge-Smith, 1929, Rec. Aust. Mus. 17(1): 50–52
Author(s):
Hodge-Smith, T.
Year published:
1929
Title:
The Elsinor meteorite: A new chondite from New South Wales
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
17
Issue:
1
Start page:
50
End page:
52
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.17.1929.753
Language:
English
Plates:
plate xxiv
Date published:
20 June 1929
Cover date:
20 June 1929
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Digitized:
02 July 2009
Reference number:
753
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (103kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (764kb PDF)

Abstract

While I was in Broken Hill, New South Wales, during November, 1924, Dr. W. Macgillivray, whose kind hospitality I was at the time enjoying, showed me two specimens which have since proved to be parts of a meteoric stone. Both these specimens he very generously presented to the Museum, and supplied the following information in regard to their history. "The meteorite was found by Mr. Jorgen Thue-Johnsen, a surveyor of the Public Works Department, when surveying a line on Elsinora Station about 10 miles south-east from Thurloo Downs Homestead, which is about forty-six miles north-west from Wanaaring Township on the Paroo River, New South Wales. It was the only stone in a sandy paddock and hence attracted attention. One of Johnsen's men broke it with a hammer, and the two pieces which he gave me."

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