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Dalgety Downs   contributed by Graham Macleod, IMCA 8781   MetBul Link

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8.89 grams.   L4

TKW 257 kg. Fall not observed. Found 1941, Western Australia, Australia.

Graham writes:
Dalgety Downs, an olivine-hypersthene chondrite, fell to Earth a long time ago. We know this because the exterior is highly weathered. However, the light grey interior exhibits a wealth of chondrules and metal flake.

In 1941, a mass, broken into fragments totaling 214 kilograms, was recovered about six miles south of Dalgety Downs. In 1963 further masses to a total weight of 1.8 kilograms were found by B. Mason and E.P. Henderson. A mass of 1.8 kilograms said to have come from Ashburton Downs is part of the same fall. Another recovery of numerous fragments of about 40.9 kilograms was made in 1964 by W.H. Cleverly. These are now in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia School of Mines.
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Ian Macleod
 1/4/2016 3:20:34 AM
Great slice, very well preserved meteorite considering its terrestrial age!
Bernd Pauli
 1/3/2016 12:55:39 PM
Nice one! The preatmospheric size was ca. 100 cm.
John Lutzon
 1/3/2016 10:13:43 AM
Thanks m8. Nice background too.

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