Australian Pallasite
Item: 119.1 Dimensions: 100 x 70 x 55 mm Weight: 416 g
Provenance: Australian Museum, Sydney
Partial/complete: End-piece
Cube: ~15mm x 15mm x 15mm ≈ 15mm3

Molong

Country: Australia
Region: New South Wales
Found: 1912
Group: Stony-Iron
Type: Pallasite
Class: PMG
Total known weight: ~104kg

A mass of about 230lb was found on Ti-Tree Creek, 12 miles NW of Canoblas, M.H.Hey, Cat. Met., 1966, p.312. Description and analysis, J.C.H.Mingaye, Rec. Geol. Surv. New South Wales, 1916, 9, p.161. Cooling rate and olivine composition, Fa11.3, P.R.Buseck and J.I.Goldstein, Bull. Geol. Soc. Amer., 1969, 80, p.2141. Classification and analysis of metal phase, main group pallasite, 9% Ni, 22.8 ppm Ga, 62.5 ppm Ge, 0.19 ppm Ir, E.R.D.Scott, GCA, 1977, 41, p.349. Study of olivine-metal texture, E.R.D.Scott, GCA, 1977, 41, p.693. Mineralogy and petrology, P.R.Busek, GCA, 1977, 41, p.711. REE abundance pattern in stanfieldite, A.M.Davis and E.J.Olsen, MAPS, 1996, 31, p.A34 (abs.). Oxygen isotopic composition, R.N.Clayton and T.K.Mayeda, GCA, 1996, 60, p.1999.