Australian Witness Fall
Item: 182.1 Dimensions: 65 x 62 x 35 mm Weight: 194 g
Partial/complete: Complete
Cube: ~15mm x 15mm x 15mm ≈ 15mm3


Country: Australia
Region: Queensland
Fell: 1879, Spring
Group: Stone
Type: Ordinary Chondrite
Class: L6
Total known weight: ~160kg

About 350lb of stones were recovered. The shower was seen to fall over an area of over 12 x 3 miles near Tenham station, A.L.Graham et al., Cat. Met., 1985, p.344. Description, with an analysis, and details of previous literature, L.J.Spencer, Min. Mag., 1937, 24, p.437. New discussion of trajectory, B.Mason, Meteoritics, 1973, 8, p.1. Size distribution, M.J.Frost, Meteoritics, 1969, 4, p.217, B.Hellyer, Observatory, 1971, 91, p.64. Contains ringwoodite, R.A.Binns et al., Nature, 1969, 221, p.943, A.Putnis and G.D.Price, Nature, 1979, 280, p.217. Partial INAA, 19.0% total Fe, R.A.Schmitt et al., Meteoritics, 1972, 7, p.131. Study of shock-produced veins, H.Mori and H.Takeda, Papers 8th Symp. Ant. Met., NIPR Tokyo, 1983, p.14; Papers 9th Symp. Ant. Met., NIPR Tokyo, 1984, p.52. TL data, M.Haq et al., GCA, 1988, 52, p.1679. Bulk density and porosity, M.Terho et al., Studia Geophysica et Geodaedica, 1993, 37, p.65; see also, D.T.Britt and G.J.Consolmagno, MAPS, 2003, 38, p.1161. TEM study of shock features, F.Langenhorst et al., Meteoritics, 1994, 29, p.489 (abs.). Shock classification, contains ringwoodite, C.M.Lingemann and D.St