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South Australian Museum Meteorite Collection

The meteorite collection contains representative material from over 150 Australian and overseas meteorites, with the focus mainly on those that have been found in South Australia. The collection includes pieces from significant international meteorites, such as the Indian Shergotty and Egyptian Nakhla falls, since determined to have originated from Mars. The data includes the locality and date of finds, weight and other descriptive information, and information about their acquisition.

The South Australian Museum manages this dataset using the KE EMu collection management system. The full dataset is published on data.sa.gov.au as a .csv file.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Title South Australian Museum Meteorite Collection
Type Dataset
Language English
Licence Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial
Data Status Active
Hosted/Linked Linked
Update Frequency annually
Landing Page https://data.sa.gov.au/data/dataset/1436651b-0684-42f1-b2e3-7dd113e2c007
Date Published May 25, 2013
Page Updated July 3, 2016
Contact Point
South Australian Museum
0431313977
DataSA@sa.gov.au
Data Granularity Individual specimen records.
Temporal Coverage 1860-2014
Geospatial Coverage Primarily whole of Australia, some international records.
Jurisdiction Government of South Australia
Data Portal data.sa.gov.au
Publisher/Agency South Australian Museum
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