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The Mundrabilla Meteorite : a New Discovery in Western Australia


IN March 1966, while engaged on a geological survey of a portion of the Eucla Basin in Western Australia, we discovered two large iron meteorites. The two principal masses, lying some 600 ft. apart, are located on the Nullarbor Plain, to the north of the Transcontinental Railway (latitude 30° 47′ S., longitude 127° 33′ E.). Earlier reports of the sighting of a meteorite by a rabbit-trapper, now deceased, have led to several expeditions which failed, however, to discover these masses.

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WILSON, R., COONEY, A. The Mundrabilla Meteorite : a New Discovery in Western Australia. Nature 213, 274–275 (1967).

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