Abstract

Through the kindness of Mr. W. E. Williams I was informed that Mr. Noel McMahon, of Coolac, New South Wales possessed an object thought to be a meteorite. On request, Mr. McMahon very generously sent the specimen to the Museum on loan, with permission to cut off a small portion for purposes of investigation.

He stated that his grandfather, Thomas McMahon, found the iron about the year 1874 on his selection known as Happy Valley, about three miles west of Coolac, Parish Bongongolong, County Harden, New South Wales, latitude 34°58′S, longitude 148°7′30&Pprime:W.

Mr. McMahon believes that his grandfather found it four feet below the surface while prospecting for gold. He further reports that "there is a distinct depression in the ground where I believe the meteorite was found. This would be about twenty yards wide; a dry creek in summer now passes through the depression."

The iron was used by his grandmother as a fires top in an open fireplace for about four or five years, when it was sent to Sydney for analysis. According to Mr. McMahon, the result of the analysis was "that it had been in a fire on this earth". I am unable to discover who reported on the matter or to whom the sample was submitted. Etc.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Hodge-Smith, 1937, Rec. Aust. Mus. 20(2): 130–132
Author
T. Hodge-Smith
Year
1937
Title
An unrecorded meteorite from Coolac, New South Wales
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
20
Issue
2
Start Page
130
End Page
132
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.20.1937.256
Language
English
Plates
plate xx
Date Published
27 August 1937
Cover Date
27 August 1937
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
METEORITES
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13 May 2009
Available Online
16 July 2009
Reference Number
256
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