Australian Museum Journal The Weekeroo Meteorite: a siderite from South Australia

Shortform:
Hodge-Smith, 1932, Rec. Aust. Mus. 18(6): 312–313
Author(s):
Hodge-Smith, T.
Year published:
1932
Title:
The Weekeroo Meteorite: a siderite from South Australia
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
18
Issue:
6
Start page:
312
End page:
313
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.18.1932.735
Language:
English
Plates:
plate xxxiii
Date published:
20 April 1932
Cover date:
20 April 1932
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Digitized:
05 February 2009
Available online:
06 March 2009
Reference number:
735
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (95kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (643kb PDF)

Abstract

This siderite was found in 1924 by Mr. James Lane at Weekeroo Station, Mannahill, South Australia (Lat. 32°16′S., Long. 139°52′E.). According to Mr. Lane, it was found "on the brow of a big hill resting on a quartz reef level with the surface."

It was a complete iron weighing 94.2 kg. (207.5 lb.), of which the main mass, weighing 47 kg., is in the collection of the Australian Museum. It measured approximately 50 cm. by 27 cm. by 19 cm.

The external appearance is typical of a siderite, the characteristic "thumbmarks" being present. The iron was cut into two portions along the major axis. Considerable difficulty was experienced in completing this work, which was carried out by the New South Wales Government Railway Workshops at Eveleigh....

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