Veevers Meteorite | Rare Large 1.74 Gr | Individual | Iron IIB | Australia

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This is a stunning fragment of the very rare Veevers classified meteorite weighing 1.74 grams. This meteorite is one of only 15 associated with a crater larger than 10 meters across. The crater is about 1 million years old and is one of only 2 craters older than 50,000 years that have meteorites associated with them. This amazingly well preserved specimen measures 13x8x4 mm.

The Veevers crater is located in the Gibson Desert of Western Australia. It has a diameter of 60-80 meters across and a depth of about 6-7 meters. The crater's rim is raised 1.5m above the surrounding plain, and contains exposed rocks thrown from the center of the crater. The sides are gravelly rock with a few larger rocks mixed within. The bottom of the crater is covered with sand.  Veevers is isolated in a vast, flat landscape with no other features in sight. Discovered in the mid-1970's and named by Yeates, A.N., Crowe, R.W.A. & Towner, R.R., in 1976, as The Veevers Crater in honor of Australian geologist Prof. John Veevers, for his work at mapping Western Australia.

In 1984, Dr. Carolyn and Eugene Shoemaker investigated meteorite craters and ancient impact structures throughout Australia. Their search recovered thirty-six small meteoritic fragments from the Veevers crater. Their finds totaled 298.1 grams, and included the largest found to date, 36.3g., now cleaned and coated it weighs 37.0 grams. The Veevers fragments have been described as single crystals of kamacite. Kamacite is a metallic iron with up to 7.5% nickel. Since the Shoemaker trip, more meteorite fragments have been found, bringing the total known weight to around 1 kg. The Veevers crater is naturally rich in iron-rich laterite, which makes recovery of small meteorite fragments hard. One of only two impact craters that group IIAB meteorites have been discovered at. The other being the Sikhote-Alin craters in Eastern Siberia, Russia.

Would be an exceptional and rare addition to any new or existing collection.  This historically important specimen will come with a ELKK Meteorite Collection and Canagem Collection specimen cards.

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