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Henbury meteorite, Henbury Crater, MacDonnell Region, Northern Territory, Australiai
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Henbury meteoriteMeteorite Fall Location
Henbury CraterCrater
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24° 34' 18'' South , 133° 8' 52'' East
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Big meteorite site in Australia. Om IIIAB, 1931 TKW 1000+ kg.

Located 120 km south of Alice Springs, in the Henbury Meteorite Conservation Park. There are a total of 13 impact sites with largest being 183 metres in diameter with surrounding ramparts to 6.1 metres - it has been concluded that this was not a single meteorite but the result of several in a shower.

The site has been dated to 4.2±1.9 thousand years ago. In Aboriginal language, the site is called 'Chindu chinna waru chingi yaku', meaning approximately „Sun goes fire devils rock", indicating that the fall and explosion of the meteor was observed (http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henbury_%28Meteorit%29).

Comments: a 44 kilogram fragment is on display in the Alice Springs Museum.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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8 valid minerals.

Meteorite/Rock Types Recorded

Note: this is a very new system on mindat.org and data is currently VERY limited. Please bear with us while we work towards adding this information!

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Detailed Mineral List:

Cohenite
Formula: Fe3C
Reference: Ramdohr, P. (1973). The Opaque Minerals in Stony Meteorites. Elsevier Publishing Company: Amsterdam, London: New York. 245 pages.
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Ramdohr, P. (1973). The Opaque Minerals in Stony Meteorites. Elsevier Publishing Company: Amsterdam, London: New York. 245 pages.
Cubanite
Formula: CuFe2S3
Reference: Ramdohr, P. (1973). The Opaque Minerals in Stony Meteorites. Elsevier Publishing Company: Amsterdam, London: New York. 245 pages.
Daubréelite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2S4
Reference: Ramdohr, P. (1973). The Opaque Minerals in Stony Meteorites. Elsevier Publishing Company: Amsterdam, London: New York. 245 pages.
Iron
Formula: Fe
Reference: 1. Geochim. et Cosmochim. Acta, 1957, v.11, No 4, 263-278, B литературе не описан.
Iron var: Kamacite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Reference: 1. Geochim. et Cosmochim. Acta, 1957, v.11, No 4, 263-278, B литературе не описан.; Ramdohr, P. (1973). The Opaque Minerals in Stony Meteorites. Elsevier Publishing Company: Amsterdam, London: New York. 245 pages.
'Meteoritic Iron'
Reference: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 1957, 11, 263-278
Schreibersite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)3P
Reference: Ramdohr, P. (1973). The Opaque Minerals in Stony Meteorites. Elsevier Publishing Company: Amsterdam, London: New York. 245 pages.
Taenite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Reference: 1. Geochim. et Cosmochim. Acta, 1957, v.11, No 4, 263-278, B литературе не описан.; Ramdohr, P. (1973). The Opaque Minerals in Stony Meteorites. Elsevier Publishing Company: Amsterdam, London: New York. 245 pages.
Troilite
Formula: FeS
Reference: 1. Geochim. et Cosmochim. Acta, 1957, v.11, No 4, 263-278, B литературе не описан.; Ramdohr, P. (1973). The Opaque Minerals in Stony Meteorites. Elsevier Publishing Company: Amsterdam, London: New York. 245 pages.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Cohenite1.BA.05Fe3C
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Iron1.AE.05Fe
var: Kamacite1.AE.05(Fe,Ni)
Schreibersite1.BD.05(Fe,Ni)3P
Taenite1.AE.10(Fe,Ni)
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Cubanite2.CB.55aCuFe2S3
Daubréelite2.DA.05Fe2+Cr3+2S4
Troilite2.CC.10FeS
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Meteoritic Iron'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Cohenite1.1.16.1Fe3C
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Iron
var: Kamacite
1.1.11.1(Fe,Ni)
Schreibersite1.1.21.2(Fe,Ni)3P
Taenite1.1.11.2(Fe,Ni)
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Troilite2.8.9.1FeS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Cubanite2.9.13.1CuFe2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
Daubréelite2.10.1.11Fe2+Cr3+2S4
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Iron-Fe
'Meteoritic Iron'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C CoheniteFe3C
PPhosphorus
P Schreibersite(Fe,Ni)3P
SSulfur
S TroiliteFeS
S CubaniteCuFe2S3
S DaubréeliteFe2+Cr23+S4
CrChromium
Cr DaubréeliteFe2+Cr23+S4
FeIron
Fe IronFe
Fe Taenite(Fe,Ni)
Fe Iron (var: Kamacite)(Fe,Ni)
Fe TroiliteFeS
Fe Schreibersite(Fe,Ni)3P
Fe CoheniteFe3C
Fe CubaniteCuFe2S3
Fe DaubréeliteFe2+Cr23+S4
NiNickel
Ni Taenite(Fe,Ni)
Ni Iron (var: Kamacite)(Fe,Ni)
Ni Schreibersite(Fe,Ni)3P
CuCopper
Cu CopperCu
Cu CubaniteCuFe2S3

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
- Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 1957, 11, 263-278.
- Ramdohr, P. (1973). The Opaque Minerals in Stony Meteorites. Elsevier Publishing Company: Amsterdam, London: New York. 245 pages.
- A Guide to the Geology and Landforms of Central Australia by R.B. Thompson, published by the Northern Territory Geological Survey 1991.
- Grady, M. M. (2000) Catalogue of Meteorites (5/e). Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, New York, Oakleigh, Madrid, Cape Town. 690 pages.

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