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Henbury meteorite, Henbury Crater, MacDonnell Region, Northern Territory, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 24° 34' 18'' South , 133° 8' 52'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -24.57194,133.14792
GeoHash:G#: qgwsjyg65
Locality type:Meteorite Fall Location
Meteorite Class:IIIAB iron meteorite
Meteoritical Society Class:Iron, IIIAB
Metbull:View entry in Meteoritical Bulletin Database
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate


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.

Alternative Label Names

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Henbury meteorite, Henbury Cattle Station, Henbury, Gardiner Range, MacDonnell Shire, Northern Territory
Henbury meteorite, Henbury Cattle Station, MacDonnell Region, Northern Territory, Australia
HENBURY, AUSTRALIA

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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.
'IIIAB iron meteorite'
Reference: Meteoritical Society Database
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
'Cohenite'1.BA.05Fe3C
'Copper'1.AA.05Cu
'Iron'1.AE.05Fe
var: Kamacite1.AE.05(Fe,Ni)
Schreibersite1.BD.05(Fe,Ni)3P
Taenite1.AE.10(Fe,Ni)
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Cubanite'2.CB.55aCuFe2S3
'Daubréelite'2.DA.05Fe2+Cr3+2S4
Troilite2.CC.10FeS
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'IIIAB iron meteorite'-
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, Rocks, etc.
'IIIAB iron meteorite'-
Iron-Fe
'Meteoritic Iron'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

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

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Neoproterozoic
541 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3186209
Neoproterozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Comments: Amadeus Basin; Amadeus Basin

Lithology: Limestone,siltstone,tillite,dolomite,quartzite,sandstone,shale

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Neoproterozoic
541 - 1000 Ma



ID: 833002
Winnall beds

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Description: Brown to pale quartz sandstone, often micaceous, dominantly tabular but massive in upper part; minor red-purple fine sandstone to siltstone.

Comments: sedimentary siliciclastic; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Sedimentary siliciclastic

Reference: Raymond, O.L., Liu, S., Gallagher, R., Zhang, W., Highet, L.M. Surface Geology of Australia 1:1 million scale dataset 2012 edition. Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia). [5]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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- 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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