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Allende, CV3.2
Bassikounou, H5
Carancas, H4-5
Dalgety Downs, L6
Gao-Guenie, H5
Gujba, CBa
Foster, H4
Juanita de Angeles, H5
Kunya-Urgench, H5
La Colina, H5
La Luz, H4
Leedey, L6
Long Island, L6
Mreïra, L-chondrite
New Orleans, H5
NWA 869, L3-6
NWA 4419, R4
NWA 6508, EL3
NWA 6510, L4
NWA 7406, EL3
NWA 7801, CK5
NWA Main Masses
Ochansk, H4
Park Forest, L5
Pony Creek, H4
Red Dry Lake 064, H5
Renfrow, L6
San Bernardino Wash, L5
Santa Vitoria do Palmar, L3
Sierra Colorada, L5
Soltmany, L6
Sutter's Mill, C
Tulia (a), H3-4
Dalgety Downs, L6
The Dalgety Downs meteorite was first discovered in 1941.  A number of fragments were found scattered over a small area near a streambed.  A few hundred kilograms of fragments were recovered at the time.  In 1963, a second expedition located an additional 214 kilograms of fragments, and 40.9 kilograms was recovered some years later.  The total known weight of the find is nearly 500 kilograms. 

The interior of cut fragments shows little weathering even though the terrestial age of the meteorite was determined to be only somewhat less than 300,000 years.1  It has one of the highest terrestrial ages of any chondrite found outside of Antarctica. 














1A Study on Exposure Ages of Chondrites Based on Spallogenic 53Mn. P. Englert & W. Herr. Geochimica and Cosmochimica Acta. 1978. Vol. 42, pp. 1635 - 1643. Pergamon Press.
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