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Mundrabilla Meteorite | 12.92 Gr | Etched End Cut | Iron IAB-ung | Australia | SO24

This is a superb professionally etched end cut specimen of Mundrabilla classified meteorite weighing 12.92 grams.  It measures 36x16x5 mm. This Iron IAB-ung classified meteorite was found in the Nullarbor Plain, Western Australia in 1911.  So far approximately 24 tons of this material has been recovered. 

The meteorites were found by geologists R. B. Wilson and A. M. Cooney while engaged on a geological survey. Both masses are lying within only very slight depressions in clayey soil, some 180 m apart. The larger mass tends to have a crude conical to hemispherical shape with the nose partially buried in the soil. The axis is inclined at an angle of approximately 60°. Evidence of fragmentation of a larger mass is afforded by a sharp, angular, vertical face on the larger mass, which matches both in size and shape, a similar sharp face on the smaller mass. Preliminary study indicates that the meteorite came from the west at relatively low velocity and high angle. The larger mass has been presented to the Western Australian Museum, while the smaller mass is in Geosurveys possesion (Adelaide, South Australia).

This beautiful specimen displays very well it's superb etched face while maintaining an interesting exterior, so you have the best of both worlds.  Would be a beautiful addition to any new or existing collection. Comes with a Canagem Collection specimen card.

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