Australian Aubrite
Item: 122.1 Dimensions: 40 x 33 x 20 mm Weight: 34.8 g
Cube: ~15mm x 15mm x 15mm ≈ 15mm3

Mount Egerton

Country: Australia
Region: Western Australia
Found: 1941
Group: Stone
Type: Achondrite
Class: AUB-AN
Total known weight: ~22kg

Four fragments, totalling 1.7kg, submitted for examination by M.T.Gaffney from a place 12 miles from Mt. Egerton (coordinates given), consist of Fe-Ni metal with 6.38% Ni embedded in large crystals of enstatite, one of which measures 8.5 x 5 x 2.8 cm; schreibersite, troilite, and possibly oldhamite are present, H.Bowley, Ann. Rep. Dept. Mines West. Austr. for 1942, 1944, p.76, M.H.Hey, Cat. Met., 1966, p.322. Description, G.J.H.McCall, Min. Mag., 1965, 35, p.241. Listed, Spec. Publ. West. Austr. Mus., 1965, (3), p.42. In December 1963, further specimens, totalling 250g, were found. An additional find of thousands of small fragments, of total weight about 20kg, was made in June 1966, 8 miles from the summit of Mount Egerton towards no.3 well, 24