DescriptionMUNDRABILLA METEORITE - SMALL PARTIAL SLICE
Iron medium octahedrite - IIICD
Nullarbor Plain, Australia - (30° 47'S, 127° 33'E)
This is a small partial slice of one of the larger meteorite events on record-and one of the oldest meteorites in terms of its Earth age-from which samples can be procured. While engaged in a geological survey of Australia's Great Nullarbor Plain, two geologists discovered the first Mundrabilla meteorites in 1911. It was later determined these meteorites were part of massive meteorite shower that occurred approximately 1,000,000 years ago. A most unusual meteorite, Mundrabilla is rich with sulphide, silicate and graphite inclusions. As a result of its long tenure in the Nullarbor ("null arbor" or "no trees"), many of its sulfide inclusions oxidized, resulting in Mundrabilla's unique nodular exterior surface. This specimen, however, is a partial slice of Mundrabilla's spectacular otherworldly matrix with sulfide and graphite richly in evidence.
It measures 50 x 50 x 3mm (2 x 2 x 0.1 inches) and 36.17 grams
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