A Meteorite of Unique Type from Western Australia: The Mount Egerton Stony-Iron

G. J. H. McCall
University of Western Australia, Geology Department, Honorary Associate of the Western Australian Museum

Summary: A unique meteorite, the existence of which has been known since 1941 but which had been lost, has now been relocated in the form of fragments in two separate collections. Though material available is limited to small fragments, it is sufficient to reveal the principal characteristics of the parent mass, which was a variable body composed of stony material not dissimilar from that of the unbrecciated enstatite-achondrite of Shallowater, Texas, U.S.A., and nickel-iron not dissimilar from the ‘pseudo-octahedrite’ of Horse Creek, Colorado, U.S.A. There is evidence suggesting that it was a stony-iron of a hitherto unrecorded type, and that silicate material predominated.

Mineralogical Magazine; June 1965 v. 35; no. 270; p. 241-249; DOI: 10.1180/minmag.1965.035.270.01
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