W's..ARN's History of Meteorites
 1996,2006 Astronomical Research Network        

Wabar.......................................21'29'59' N., 50'28'20' E.
Rub'al Khali, Saudi Arabia
Found 1863
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (0.9mm) (IIIA).
A mass of 131lb, said to have been seen to fall in the Wadee Banee 
Khaled during a thunderstorm in 1863.  It was in  1885 obtained from a  
Persian agent by the BM(NH).  In 1893 a second mass, of 137lb, 
much weathered, was similarly obtained by the BM(NH).  Another 
mass of 25lb and other small pieces, 114g  together, were found near 
a series of meteorite craters.  Associated with the iron were found 
masses of white and black pumiceous silica-glass.  The black contains 
both Fe and Ni, as innumerable minute metallic globules, clearly of 
meteoritic origin. 

Waconda.....................................39'20' N., 98'10' W.
Mitchell County, Kansas, U.S.A.
Found 1873
Stone.  Ofivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6), brecciated.
A stone of about 50kg was found and broken into pieces, one of which  
weighed 58lb, (26kg).  Analysis doubted, no CaO reported .

Wagon Mound.................................3550.45'N 10435.15'W 
Mora County, New Mexico, USA 
Found 1932, spring 
Ordinary chondrite (L6) 
An 87.5 kg stone was found by Donald Wiggins while he was planting a field. 
His family kept the meteorite for 67 years, before selling it in 1999. 
Classification and mineralogy (A. Rubin, UCLA): olivine, Fa25.30.3; shock stage,
S2; weathering grade, W2. Specimens: type specimen, 80 g, UCLA; main mass, Cott.

Wah Wah Valley..............................38'40'36' N., 113'18'6' W.
Millard County, Utah, USA
Found May 26, 1986
Stone. Olivine hypersthene chondrite  (L6).
A single 9.0 gram mass was found by R. Schroetke during a search on 
a dry lake bed at the NW corner of Wah Wah Valley Hardpan, Millard 
County Utah about 60 miles W of Delta.

Waingaromia.................................38'15' S., 178'5' E.
East Coast province, New Zealand
Found  1915,  recognized   1925
Iron.  Ootahedrite, medium (0.9mm) (IIIA).
A 9.2kg mass, found at Waingaromia 23km NW, of Tolaga Bay, was 
presented to Canterbury Mus. in 1970.
Analysis, 9.14 %Ni, 20.9 ppm.Ga, 41.6 ppm.Ge, 0.38 ppm.Ir . 

Wairarapa Valley............................41'19' S., 175'8' E.
Wellington, New Zealand
Found 1863
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
Found at Manaia, Waingawa River, near Masterton.  Original weight 
probably about 13lb.  Wairarapa is possibly one of the stones of the 
Taranaki meteorite which fell on 4 December, 1864 0200 hrs., partly in 
the sea and partly on land at Turakina, after loud detonations, and the 
appearance of' a fireball of which the smoke persisted for two hours .

Waka.......................................36'9' N., 101'3' W.
Ochiltree County, Texas USA
Found before 1963
Stone Olivine bronzite chondrite  (H6) .
A single 11.875 kg oriented stone was found by B. J. Garnett , 9 miles 
S of Waka .

Walcott....................................32'24' N., 102'6' W.
Walcott, Martin County, Texas, USA
Found 1983
Stone. Olivine bronzite chondrite (H5) .
About 2 kgs were found during a search for dart points and arrow 
heads.  Main mass in private hands.

Waldo.......................................39'6' N., 98'50' W.
Russell County, Kansas, U.S.A.
Found 1937                                     
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
One stone of 1.3kg was found .

Waldron Ridge...............................36'38' N., 83'50' W.
Claiborne County, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Found 1887, known in this year
Iron, Octahedrite, coarse (1.6mm) (IA).
A mass found at Waldron (perhaps Wallens) Ridge appears to have 
been of about 30lb, for a 15lb piece has been described.
Description of a 12lb mass, analysis, 6.01 %Ni .

Walker County..............................34' N., 87'10' W. 
Alabama, U.S.A.
Found 1832
Iron.  Hexahedrite (IIA).
A mass of about 165lb was found in the NE. comer of Walker County. 
Analysis, 5.46 %Ni, 58.2 ppm.Ga, 189 ppm.Ge, 3.0 ppm. Ir.

Walkringen..................................46'57' N., 7'38' E.
Bern, Switzerland
Fell 1698, May 18, 1900-2000 hrs
Doubtful.  Stone.
A heavy stone was seen to fall after detonations.  
It was sent to Bern and was later lost or destroyed .

Wallapai....................................35'48' N., 113'42' W. 
Mohave County, Arizona, U.S.A.
Found 1927
Iron.  Octahedrite, fine (0.4mm) (IID).
Two masses, 306kg and 124kg, somewhat weathered, were found in 
1927 in the Wallapai (Hualapai) Indian Reserve, Mohave Co., Arizona.   
Analysis, 11.3 %Ni, 82.9 ppm.Ga, 98.3 ppm.Ge, 3.5 ppm.Ir
The masses have been affected differently by shock .

Wallareenya ................................2040' S, 11850' E
Western Australia, Australia
Found late 1960s
Iron, medium octahedrite (IIIAB)
A 4386 g mass was found on Wallareenya Station, 55 km southeast
of Pert Hedland. Classification and description (A. Bevan, WAM; J.
Wasson, UCLA):  kamacite bandwidth = 1  mm; bulk metal
composition, Co = 0.502 wt%, Ni = 7.94 wt%, Ga = 20.9 ppm, Ge <
50 ppm,Ir = 2.75 ppm, Au = 0.619 ppm. Specimens: main mass, WAM.

Walltown....................................37'19'30' N., 84'43'0' W.
Casey County, Kentucky, U.S.A.
Found 1956, or 1957, recognized 1963
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
Several fragments, totalling about 1.6kg were recovered.
Analysis, 23.7 % total iron .

Walnut Hill.................................70'14.83' N, 43'49.62' W
North Yarmouth,Cumberland county, Maine, USA
Found 1978 October
Ordinary chondrite 
Mark L. Smith noticed a hole in the roof of a shed while reparing it . 
He then found a stone of 220g in the interior of the shed.  The entire 
mass is retained by the finder, who will not permit it to be sampled for 
further analysis.

Walters.....................................34'20' N., 98'18' W.
Cotton County, Oklahoma, U.S.A.
Fell 1946, July 28, 1545 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
A mass of 62lb was found . 

Waltman.....................................43'00' N., !07'10' W.
Natrona County, Wyoming, USA
Found about 1948
Stone Olivine hypersthene chondrite  (L4) .
A single 23.41 kg mass was found on the surface by C. A. Springsteen 
near Waltman.  

Warburton Range.............................26'17' S., 126'40' E. 
Western Australia, Australia
Found 1963, or 1964
Iron.  Ataxite, Ni-rich (IVB).
A mass of 125.5lb was found on sand 12 miles S. of Warburton 
Mission. Analysis, 17.8 %Ni, 0.244 ppm.Ga, 0.064 ppm.Ge, 13 ppm.Ir.

Warden......................................23'16' S., 116'56' E.
Ashburton Downs, Western Australia
Found June 1989
Stone Ordinary Chondrite   (H5)
A single stone weighing 7.868 kg was found close to Warden Pool , 
near the Ashburton River, 6 miles NNW of Ashburton Downs 
Homestead .

Wardswell Draw..............................32'54'12' N., 102'55'30' W.
Gaines County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1976, recognized in this year
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
A stone of 3kg was found .

Warrenton...................................38'41' N., 91'9' W.
Warren County, Missouri, U.S.A.
Fell 1877, January 3, 0715 hrs
Stone.  Carbonaccous chondrite, type III (CO3).
With a whistling noise a stone of about 100lb was seen to strike a 
tree and break into pieces.   Belongs to the Omans sub-type of the 
carbonaceous chondrites.  Partial analysis (XRF), 25.43 % total iron .

Washington County...........................39'42' N., 103'10' W.
Colorado, U.S.A.
Found 1927
Iron.  Ataxite, Ni-rich (IRANOM).
A very fresh mass of 5750g was found 12 inches down in a wheatfield, 
possibly fell in 1916.  Analysis, 9.96 %Ni, 15.5 ppm.Ga, 20.5 ppm.Ge, 
0.067 ppm.Ir.   A unique, troilite-free iron,  shear deformed .

Washougal...................................45'35' N., 122'21' W.
Clark County, Washington, U.S.A.
Fell 1939, July 2, 0735 hrs
Stone.  Achondrite, Ca-rich.  Howardite (AHOW).
One stone, the size of a tennis ball, was found in NW. 1/4, sect. 8, 
township I N,, range 4 E.  The mass of the stone was 225g .
Description of polymict nature, 14.22 % total iron .

Waterville..................................47'45' N., 119'51' W.
Douglas County, Washington, U.S.A.
Found 1927
Iron.  Anomalous, Troilite-rich iron (IRANOM).
A mass of 75lb was ploughed up on Fachnie farm,Other smaller 
masses were also found, one weighing 3.125kg.  Contains abundant 
troilite and graphite, together about 15% (by volume) of the mass.  The 
farm is 16 miles NE. of Waterville.  
Analysis of metal, 7.81 %Ni, 64.8 ppm.Ga, 196  ppm.Ge, 0.30 ppm,lr . 

Wathena.....................................39'49' N., 94'55' W.
Doniphan County, Kansas, U.S.A.
Found 1939
Iron.  Hexahedrite (IIA).
A weathered mass of 366g was found in a ditch near Wathena .
Analysis, 5.51 %Ni, 59.6 ppm.Ga, 184 ppm.Ge, 7.0 ppm. Ir.

Watson......................................30'30' S, 131'33' E
Near Watson, South Australia
Found 1972                                  
Iron with Silicate inclusions   (IIE)
A single mass weighing 93 kg was found . On slicing in 1990 a large 
silicate inclusion was found.

Watson 002..................................30'43' S, 131'31' E
Nullabor, South Australia, Australia
Found 1991 October
Carbonaceous chondrite (CK3)
A stone of 83.8g was found half covered in sand by a rabbit hunter.

Waverly.....................................32'41' N., 85'34'10' W.
3.5 miles SE of Waverly, Chambers County, Alabama, USA
Found June 5, 1983
Iron. Octahedrite, finest. 8.6% Ni
A single mass of 4.4 kg found in a field during a stone clearing. The 
find site is across the county border in Lee County, SE of the 
confluence of the Loblockee and Little Loblockee Creeks and N of the 
county road.

Wayside.....................................34'48'6' N., 101'41' W.
Armstrong County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1973
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H6).
A stone of 23.6kg was found on newly cultivated ground.  It was an old 
stone having numerous plough marks in its brown crust .

Weatherford.................................35'30' N., 98'42' W.
Custer County, Oklahoma, U.S.A.
Found 1926
Stony-iron.  Mesosiderite (MES).
A 2kg  mass was ploughed up in 1926 and recognized as meteoritic in 
1940.  Analysis of the metal phase, 6.1 %Ni.  A polymict breccia of 
metal, iron-poor silicate and type III carbonaccous chondrite .

Weaver Mountains............................34'15' N., 112'45' W.  
Wickenberg, Maricopa County, Arizona, U.S.A.
Found 1898
Iron.  Ataxite, Ni-rich (IVB).
A mass of about 85.5lb found in 1898, was in 1904 in the Mus. of the 
State School of Mines, Arizona.  Structural description, troilite probably  
re-melted and dispersed by shock.  
Analysis, 16.81 %Ni, 0,233 ppm.Ga, 0.058 ppm.Ge, 17 ppm. Ir.

Webb........................................31'45' S., 127'47' E.  
Nullarbor Plain, Western Australia, Australia
Found 1968, June
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
A single oxidized mass, 410.5g, was found 12 miles NNW. of  
Mundrabilla Station homestead .

Wedderbum...................................36'26' S., 143'38' E.   
Victoria, Australia
Found 1951, before this year
Iron.  Ataxitc, Ni-rich (IIICD).
A complete mass of 2I0g was found 3 miles NE. of Wedderbum. 
Analysis, 23.95  %Ni.  Ablation loss during entry .

Weekeroo Station............................32'16' S., 139'52' E.
Mannahill, South Australia, Australia
Found 1924    
Iron.  Octahedrite, coarse (2.5mm) (IIE).
A mass of 94.2kg was found at Weekeroo Station. 
Analysis of metal, 7.51 %Ni, 28.2 ppm.Ga, 67.0 ppm.Ge, 2.8 ppm. Ir.

Wei-hui-fu (a)
Hunan, China, Not reported
Found 1931
Iron.  Octahedrite.
A ceremonial bronze broad axe has an oxidized remnant of an iron 
blade.  Bulk chemical and microprobe analyses prove that the 'iron' is 
meteoritic .

Wei-hui-fu (b)
Hunan, China, Not reported
Found 1931
Iron.  Octahedrite.
A ceremonial bronze dagger-axe has an oxidized remnant of an iron 
blade.  Bulk chemical and microprobe analyses indicate that some of 
the 'iron' originally had a kamacite composition, indicating a meteoritic 
origin .

Weiyuan.....................................35'16' N., 104'19' E.
Weiyuan County, Gansu, China
Found    1978
Stony-iron.  Mesosiderite (MES).
A single mass of unreported weight was found .

Weldona.....................................40'21' N., 103'57' W.
Morgan County, Colofado, U.S.A.
Found    1934
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4).
One stone of 27.7kg was found .

Welland.....................................43'1' N., 79'13' W.
Welland County, Ontario, Canada
Found    1888
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (1.2mm) (IIIA).
A mass of about 18lb was ploughed up, about 1.5 miles N. of Welland.  
Analysis, 8.77 % Ni, 21.0 ppm.Ga, 46.7 ppm.Ge, 0.29 ppm. Ir.

Wellington..................................34'57' N., 100'15' W.
Collingsworth County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1955, approx., recognized about 1968
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
A 13.4kg stone was found in flood plain deposits .

Wellman (a).................................33'2' N., 102'20' W.
Terry County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1940
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
One stone of 50.lkg was found.  A further mass was found in 1963 .

Wellman (b)................................33'1'30' N., 102'25' W.
Terry County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1964, recognized in  this  year
Stone.  Chondrite.
Listed, total known weight 343g .

Wellman (c).................................33'2' N., 102'20' W.    
Terry County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1964, recognized in this year 
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4).
Numerous masses were found totalling over 40kg, the largest
weighing 8.4kg .

Wellman (d).................................33'1' N., 102'22' W.
Terry Couty, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1966
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H).
Listed, total known mass 1615g .

Wellman (e).................................33'40'42' N., 102'18'54' W.
Terry County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1973, recognized in  this  year
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4).
A mass of 497g was noticed as distinct from the other Wellman 
specimens in  Chicago .

Wells........................................333'N 10156'W 
Lynn County, Texas, USA 
Found ca. 1985, recognized 1996 
Ordinary chondrite (LL3.3) 
A 4.135 kg stone was found by P. M. Sherrill in a grain field.
Mineralogy and classification (P. Benoit, UArk; A. Rubin,
UCLA): olivine, Fa0.8-30.8,
cathodoluminescence properties similar to St. Mary's County (LL3.3).
Specimens: 83.5 g, ASU; 54 g, UCLA; 171 g,CalTech; main mass, Reed.

Wernigerode .................................5151' N, 1047' E
Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Found 1970
Ordinary chondrite (H5)
An individual stone of 24.3 g with complete fusion crust was found
in the attic of a house below a roof damaged in the Second World
War.  It probably fell between 1945 and 1970 after the roof damage
occurred.  Mineralogy and classification (F. Wlotzka, MPI; M. Kurz,
Kurz):  olivine Fa17.0, pyroxene Fs14.6Wo1.  Contains solar rare gases,
cosmic-ray exposure age ~7 Ma (L. Schultz, MPI).  Weathering grade,
W0, consistent with fresh fall.  Shock stage, S2. Specimens: type
specimen, 3g and thin section, MPI; main mass is property of
anonymous finder, on loan to the Gothenburg Observatory, 01445
Radebeul, Germany.

Wessely.....................................48'57' N., 17'23' E.
Hradisch, Jihomoravsky, Czechoslovakia
Fell 1831, September 9, 1530 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-bronzitc chondritc (H5), veined.
After the appearance of a moving cloud and detonations, a
stone of about 3.75kg was seen to fall .

Western Arkansas............................35' N., 94' W.   
Montgomery County, Arkansas, U.S.A.
Found 1890, before this year
Iron.  Octahedrite, fine (0.3mm) (IVA).
A mass of 1.75kg in the Canfield collection of minerals .
Analysis, 7.62 %Ni, 1.97 ppm.Ga, 0.100 ppm.Ge, 2.8 ppm.Ir.
Has been  artificially reheated to 800C .

Western Sahara and Morocco meteorites. 
(20 meteorites) 
Northwestern Africa 
Found 1999 
These meteorites were collected by anonymous persons, 
and are being sold by mineral dealers in Morocco. 
Lahmada 002-018 come from the same region of Western Sahara as the previously described
meteorite Lahmada; the latter now takes on the synonym Lahmada 001. 
El Blida 001 and 002 and Taouz 002 were found in Morocco. 
Taouz 001 now becomes a synonym for Taouz, an L6 chondrite found in 1991.
Lahmada 010 could be paired with Zag (see Meteoritical Bulletin 83),
although no unequilibrated lithology such as is found in Zag was 
identified in the classified thin section.

West Forrest................................30'40' S., 127'50' E.   
Nullarbor Plain, Western Australia
Found 1971
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite  chondrite  (H5).
A single, fusion crusted, oxidized stone of 170g was found about 10 
miles NW. of Forrest Station on the Trans-Australian Railway 

Weston......................................41'13' N., 73'23' W.
Fairfield County, Connecticut, U.S.A.
Fell 1807, December 14, 0630 hrs            
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite  chondrite  (H4).
After the appearance of a fireball (travelling from N. to  S.), and 
detonations, a shower of several stones fell over an area about 10 
miles in length.  The total weight was estimated at 330lb and the 
largest stone, which broke into fragments, at 200lb.
Analysis, 26.89 % total iron, Xenolithic, unequilibrated host .

West Point..................................33'4'30' N., 102'2'42' W.
Lynn County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1972
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L).
A single stone of 3.lkg was found .

West Reid...................................30'11' S.,128'40' E.
Nullarbor Plain, Western Australia
Found 1969, November
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H6).
A single, flight oriented, oxidized, mass of 627.7g was found .

Wethersfield................................41'42' N., 72'39' W.
Hartford County, Connecticut, U.S.A.
Fell 1971, April 8, 0430-1130 hrs, U.T.
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene  chondrite   (L6).
A stone of 350g fell through the roof of a house. 
Analysis,  22.50 % total iron .

Wethersfield................................41'42'38' N., 72'40'25' W.
Hartford County, Connecticut, U.S.A.
Fell 1982, November 8, 2114 hrs 
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
After the apnarence of a fireball and thunder-like  booms, a mass of 
2704g and about 52g of fragments were recovered after they had 
penetrated the roof of a house in Wethersfield.

White Hills ................................3551.4' N, 11413.4' W
Mohave County, Arizona, USA
Found 1999 December 12
Mesosiderite
An 11.7 g meteorite was found by Jim Kriegh while he was surveying
the Gold Basin strewnfield with a metal detector. Classification and
mineralogy (I. Daubar and D. Kring, UAz):  metal, 37 vol%, is
dominantly kamacite (6.0 wt% Ni), with some taenite (39.47 wt%
Ni); silicate portion, 63 vol%, is dominantly pigeonite (Fs33.4Wo2.8)
with augite exsolution (Fs42.7Wo42.3) and plagioclase (Ab89.5Or0.4),
with minor olivine (Fo76.91), tridymite, phosphate, chromite, troilite,
schreibersite, and rutile; shock stage estimated at S2 from pyroxene;
weathering grade, W1.  Specimens:  main mass with finder; type
specimen, ~3 g plus two thin sections, UAz.

Whitman.....................................42'2' N., 101'30' W.
Grant County, Nebraska, U.S.A.
Found 1937
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
One stone of 22ig was found .

Whitula Creek...............................25'18.95' S, 142'26.68' E
Queensland Australia
Found 1991
Ordinary Chondrite (H5)
A stone of 271 g was found in the Ingella Station meteorite strewnfield.  
Weathering grade W5 .  Main mass Blaine Reed.

Wichita County..............................34'4' N., 98'55' W.
Wichita County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1836, before this year  
Iron.  Octahedrite, coarse (2.4mm) (IA).
A mass of 320lb, known to the Comanche Indians for many years, was 
removed in 1836.  
Analysis, 6.78 %Ni, 86.9 ppm.Ga, 341 ppm.Ge, 2.1 ppm.Ir .

Wickenburg..................................33'58' N., 112'44' W.
Maricopa County, Arizona, U.S.A.
Found 1940, recognized in this year  
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6), black.
One stone of 9.2kg was found 3 miles W. of Wickenburg .

Wietrzno-Bobrka.............................49'25' N., 21'42' E.
Rzeszowskie Prov., Poland
Found
Iron.  Octahedrite, or ataxite?.
An iron hatchet, of weight 376g, was found in a hill fort dated at 700 to 
500 BC.  The fort is situated near the Dukla Pass in the Carpathian  
Mountains.  The iron has 8-10% Ni . 

Wikieup.....................................34'42' N., 113'36' W.
Mohave County, Arizona, U.S.A.
Found 1965
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
Total known  mass,  372g .

Wilbia......................................26'27' S., 131'00' E.
South Australia, Australia
Found 1965, May
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
A 94g mass was found on a sand dune at the eastern end of Wilbia 
Hill, Musgrave Ranges, South Australia .

Wilburton...................................37'5' N., 101'46' W.
Morton County, Kansas, U.S.A.
Found 1940
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L).
One stone of 207.8g was found in township 35, range 41 W., sect. 6.  
In 1941 a second smaller stone, 48g, was found. 

Wilburton (b)
Morton County, Kansas, U.S.A. 
Find 1941
Stone Chondrite Ordinary (H5)
A second meteorite was found in Wilburton in 1941 of 48g. 

Wildara.....................................28'14' S., 120'51' E.
Western Australia, Australia
Found 1968, recognized 1969
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
A number of fragments totalling about 500kg were found in a creek 
bed.  The material is very oxidized and broken by weathering; two  
large interlocking masses weighed together 51kg .

Wildcat Peak................................3233.92'N 11143.53'W 
Pinal County, Arizona, USA 
Found 1998 Jan 31 
Ordinary chondrite (H5) 
A 202 g stone was found partially buried in sandy soil by Henry Johnson 
and Gordon Nelson while they were hiking and looking for minerals in the desert. 
Classification and mineralogy (D. Hill and D. Kring, UAz): Fa19.61.1;
pyroxene, Fs17.11.5Wo1.20.1; kamacite contains 0.460.06 wt% Co; 
weathering grade, W1 (interior) to W3 (near crust); contains microfaults 
with psuedotachylitic melting along them. 
Specimens: type specimen, 22.4 g, plus thin section, 
UAz; main mass split between finders.

Wilder......................................43'43'28' N., 116'54'42' W.
Canyon County, Idaho, USA
Found 1982
Stone Olivine bronzite chondrite (H5).
A single 1970 gram mass was found on an unploughed field by Mr. 
Alan Noe  3miles N of Wilder.  

Wiley.......................................38'9' N., 102'40' W
Prowers County, Colorado, U.S.A.
Found 1938
Iron.  Octahedrite, plessitic (IIC).
One mass of 3.5kg was found 4.5 miles NW. of Wiley. 
Analysis, 11.5 %Ni, 38.8 ppm.Ga, 114 ppm.Ge,  6.2  ppm.Ir
Mildly shocked .

Willamette..................................45'22' N., 122'35' W.
Clackamas County, Oregon, U.S.A.
Found 1902                                       
Iron, Octahedritc. medium (1,0mm) (IIIA).
An immense cavernous mass of 14.1 tons was found 2 miles NW. of 
Willamette. Analysis, 7.62 %Ni, 18.6 ppm.Ga, 37 3 ppm.Ge, 4.7 
ppm.Ir.   complex shock effects .

Willard (a).................................34'26' N., 105'47' W.
Torrence County, New Mexico, U.S.A.
Found 1978
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
A mass of 500g and a further 200-300g of fragments were found 13 
miles SE. of Willard .

Willard (b).................................34'30' N., 105'50' W.
Torrence County, New Mexico, U.S.A.
Found 1933
Stone. Chondrite Ordinary chondrite (H3.5).
A senior citizen remembers a brilliant fireball and sonic boom
around August 1933. He recovered a single stone 12.7kg in 
a field south of Willard .

Willaroy...................................30'6' S., 143'12' E.
New South Wales, Australia
Found 1970, March 12
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H3).
Four fragments were found, the largest weighing 2.54kg, which fitted 
together to form a single mass of 4.05kg. Analysis, 25.3 % total iron .

Willcox Playa...............................32'7.5' N., 109'50' W.
Cochise County, Arizona, USA
Found December 22, 1979
Ordinary chondrite    (H4)
A 61.5 g complete stone was found on a playa by Gordon 
Nelson while meteorite hunting.

Williston...................................47'59' N., 103'39' W.
North Dakota, USA
Found 1962, recognized 1990
Iron. Medium octahedrite (IIIAB)
A single mass of 7645g was found 10 miles S of Williston in 
McKenzie County. Analysis 7.61% Ni.

Willowbar...................................36'44' N., 102'12' W.
Cimarron County, Oklahoma, U.S.A.
Found 1971
Stone, Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
A mass of 2.07kg was found on farmland between Keyes and the 
small community of Willowbar. 

Willow Creek................................43'28' N., 106'46' W.
Natrona County, Wyoming, U.S.A.
Found 1914, approx., recognized 1934            
Iron.  Octahedrite, coarse (1.4mm) (IIIE).
A mass of 112.5lb was found.  Analysis, 8.76 %Ni, 16.9 ppm.Ga, 36.4 
ppm.Ge, 0.054 ppm. Ir.   Shock-melted troilite .

Willow Grove................................38'6'11' S., 146'10'52' E.
Victoria Australia
Found October, 1995
Iron meteorite (ungrouped)
A 2.7kg iron was found in 1995 October by a farmer plowing a field.
Another 9kg individual was found the same way in July, 1998.
Analysis ataxite, contains martensite with 24 to 29% NI and a few 
small schreibersite crystals. Main mass with finder.

Willowdale..................................37'32' N., 98'22' W.
Kingman County, Kansas, U.S.A.
Found 1951
Stone.  Olivinc-bronzite chondrite (H4).
A mass of 3kg was found .

Wilmot......................................37'23' N., 96'52' W.
Cowley County, Kansas, U.S.A.
Found 1944
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H6), veined.
An extetisvely weathered mass of 2kg was found in a farmyard .

Wiluna......................................26'35'34' S.,120'19'42'E.
Wiluna, Western Australia, Australia
Fell 1967, September 2, 2246 hrs            
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
After a fireball and sonic phenomena a shower of stones fell, 
estimated to number 500 to 1000, approximately 5 miles E. of Wiluna 
township.  The distribution was over an ellipse of 4 by 2 miles 
elongated NW.-SE.  Masses ranged from 10kg to 2.2g, over 150kg 
have been recovered.  Analysis, 24.26 % total iron .

Wimberley...................................29'58' N., 98'07' W.
Hays County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found    1976
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (l.0mm) (IIIB).
A single mass of about 7.8kg was found approximately 3 km. SW. of 
Wimberley.  Analysis, 9.2 %Ni, 2 1.0 ppm.Ga, 41.3 ppm.Ge, 0.15 
ppm.Ir .

Winburg.....................................28'30' S., 27' E.
Orange Free State, South Africa
Found 1881
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (1.3mm) (IC-ANOM).
A mass of about 50kg was said to have been seen to fall at 
Zeekoegat, Winburg district.  Analysis, 6.98 % Ni, 51.8 ppm.Ga, 180 
ppm.Ge, 0.89 ppm.Ir .

Wingellina..................................26'3' S., 128'57' E.
Western Australia
Found 1958
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4).
About 0.2kg were found .

Winona......................................35'12' N., 111'24' W.
Coconino County, Arizona, U.S.A.
Found, Prehistoric
Stone.  Chondritc, anomalous (CHANOM).
A weathered mass was found in a stone cist in 1928, in the ruins of 
the Elden pueblo, Winona.  It fell to pieces when removed, 24kg of 
fragments were recovered.  Similar to silicate inclusions in IAB irons.  
Main mass, in the possession of the finder, A.J. Townsend .

Witchelina..................................30'S., 138' E. 
South Australia, Australia
Found 1920
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4).
A mass of 3.64kg was found.  Analysis, 24.44 % total iron .

Withrow.....................................47'42'24' N., 119'49'48' W.
Douglas County, Washington, U.S.A.
Found 1950, approx.
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (1.2mm) (IIIA?).
A mass of 19.25lb with well preserved ablation surface was found 1 
mile west of Withrow.

Witklip Farm................................26' S., 30' E.
Carolina district, Transvaal, South Africa
Fell 1918, May 26, 0940 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
After the appearance of a luminous meteor with a "cloudy trail", 
followed by detonations, a stone fell on the farm Witklip.  Only about 
four fragments totalling 22g appear to have been preserved, Union 
Observatory, Cape Town .

Witsand Farm................................28'40' S., 18'55' E.
Orange River, Namibia
Fell 1932, December 1, 1700 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite, amphoterite (LL4).
One or more stones fell on Witsand farm about 35 miles north of 
Pofadder on the Orange river.  The material was broken up and mostly lost .

Wittekrantz.................................32'30' S., 23' E.  
Beaufort West, Cape Province, South Africa
Fell 1880, December 9, 0800 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L5).
After the appearance of a moving cloud, and detonations, two stones 
were seen to fall, the larger weighed about 4.5lb, of the smaller only a  
broken fragment, weighing about 113g, was preserved.  Chondrule 
with fine-grained chromite analysis,  20.65 % total iron .

Wolamo......................................9' N.,  39' E.  
near Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Fell 1964, August, before this date
Stone.  Chondrite.
Two fragments, 75.5g and 90.9g, were found about 250km SSW. of 
Addis Ababa. 

Wold Cottage................................54'8'12' N., 0'24'48' W.
Wold  Newton, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England
Fell 1795, December 13, 1530 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
After detonations heard in adjacent villages, a stone of about 56lb was 
seen to fall about 0.75 miles SW. of Wold Newton church. 
Analysis, 22.73 % total iron .

Wolf Creek..................................19'18' S., 127'46' E.
S. of Hall's Creek, Kimberley, Western Australia,
Australia
Found 1947   
Iron  Octahedrite, medium (0.85mm) (IIIB).
A large circular crater was first observed from the air in June 1947.  
Fragments of iron-shale are abundant on the SW. part of the crater 
rim.  They contain 3.5% to 4.5%Ni, some retain a little unaltered metal.  
Further material, 1.3kg found.  Analysis, 9.22 %Ni, 18.4 ppm.Ga, 37.3 
ppm.Ge, 0.036 ppm.Ir.  Description, a little deformed or fractured,  
contains pecoraite, a hydrated Ni silicate .
Total recovered weight is not known but it is 500Kg to 1000KG

Wolsey......................................44'25' N, 98'28' W
Beadle County, South Dakota, USA
Found 1980-81, recognized 1990           
Iron. Coarse Octahedrite (IAB)
A single mass weighing 74.8 kg was ploughed up in a corn field by 
Bruce Eichstadt.  Analysis , 6.6% Ni .

Wonyulgunna.................................24'55' S., 120'4' E.
Bald Hill, Western Australia
Found 1937, June                                    
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (1.0mm) (IIIB).
A mass of 37.8kg was found on Bald Hill (formerly Wonyulgunna) 
sheep station, just W. of the 485 mile post on No. 1 rabbit-proof fence.  
Analysis, 8.72  %Ni.  Description, shock-hardened, inclusion-rich .

Woodbine....................................42'20'48' N., 90'10'3' W.
Jo Davies County, Illinois, U.S.A.
Found 1953, in the spring                 
Iron. Octahedrite, fine (0.4mm),with silicate inclusions  (IB-ANOM).
One mass of 48.2kg was discovered by a farmer while ploughing.  
Analysis, 10.6 %Ni, 36.7 ppm.Ga, 114 ppm.Ge, 1.4 ppm. Ir.

Woodbridge..................................52'6' N., 1'19' E.
Suffolk, England
Fell 1642, August 4, 1630 hrs
Doubtful..
A stone of 4lb is said to have fallen, the evidence is not conclusive.

Wood's Mountain.............................35'41' N., 82'11' W.
McDowell County, North Carolina, U.S.A.
Found 1918
Iron.  Octahedrite, fine (0.3mm) (IVA).
One mass of 3017g was found.  Analysis, 8.13 %Ni, 2.39 ppm.Ga,  
0.143 ppm.Ge, 2.4 ppm.Ir.  Cosmically deformed, a weathered mass 
of 850g was found before 1923 .

Woodward County.............................36'30' N., 99'30' W.   
Woodward County, Oklahoma, U.S.A.
Found 1923, known before this year
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4).
A weathered mass of 43kg, and 2.5kg of fragments, were found .

Woolgorong..................................27'45' S., 115'50' E.
Nedlands, Western Australia, Australia
Fell 1960, December 20, 1400 hrs, approx. time and date
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
Seen to fall but not found until July, 1961. 80lbs of fragments were 
recovered. 

Wooramel....................................25'39' S., 114'13' E.
Wooramel Station homestead, Western Australia
Found 1969
Stone. Olivine hypersthene chondrite (L5).
A crushed weathered individual weighing 45 kg was found by the 
owner of Wooramel Station, Mr. R. A. Hall.  Three additional masses 
weighing 6.35 kg, 10.25 kg and 9.4 kg were found in the same general 
area between 1970 and 1976.

Wooster.....................................40'46' N., 81'57' W.
Wayne County, Ohio, U.S.A.
Found 1858, recognized  in  this  year
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (l.0mm) (IIIA?).
A mass of about 50lb was found in a wood.  The main mass appears 
to have been lost, only a few grams are known in collections.  
Description,  has been artifically reheated .

Worden .....................................4223.08' N, 8336.69' W
Washtenaw County, Michigan, USA
Fell 1997 September 1, 1700.1715 E.D.T.
Ordinary chondrite (L5)
After hearing a sound like distant thunder, a boom, and a crash, Duane
Foster recovered a 1551 g stone broken into three fragments (largest
1496 g)from his garage. Mineralogy and classification (M. Velbel,
MSU; D.Matty,CMU;E. Essene and M. Linke, UMich): olivine,
Fa24; shock stage, S2.  Specimens:  type specimen, 33.5 g,MSU;
main mass with finder.

Wray........................................40'3' N., 102'12' W.
Yuma County, Colorado, U.S.A.
Found 1936
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H).
One stone of 281.7g found in SW. 1/4, sect. 35, was recognized as 
meteoritic in 1938 .

Wray (b)....................................40'19.51' N, 102'11.45' W
Cloorado, USA
Found 1938
Ordinary chondrite   (L5 S2)
A mass of 3.844 kg was found 17 miles N of the town of Wray. 
It was purchased by O.E. Moing in 1938.

Wuan........................................36'45' N., 114'15' E.
Wuan County, Hebei Province, China
Fell July 31, 1986,  1100 hrs
Stone.  Olivine bronzite chondrite  (H6).
A single 50 kg mass fell after detonations were heard. 

Wu-chu-mu-ch'in.............................45'30' N., 118' E.
Hsing-an range, Barin, Nei Monggol, China
Found 1920, September
Iron.  Ataxite.
A mass of 68.6kg was found, west of the Ulchin Gol and about 10 
miles north of Barin. 

Wuzhi.......................................35'8' N., 113'20' E.
Henan, China
Fell 1931, June 25, 2300 hrs
Stone.
Listed, a single stone of unreported weight .

Wynella.....................................28'57' S., 148'8' E.
Wynella station, Queensland, Australia
Found 1945, known in this year, recognized 1966
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite  chondrite  (H4).
A single mass, 40kg, was found .

Wynyard.....................................51'53' N., 104'11' W.
Big Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada
Found 1968, approx.
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite  chondrite  (H5).
A single mass of 3479g was found in a field during ploughing .