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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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Hodge-Smith, 1932, Rec. Aust. Mus. 18(6): 312–313
Author
T. Hodge-Smith
Year
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
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