Henbury Meteorite – Complete Slice of a Meteorite From Renowned Australian Meteorite Shower
Lot 13¤
Henbury Meteorite – Complete Slice of a Meteorite From Renowned Australian Meteorite Shower
Sold for US$ 2,151 inc. premium

Lot Details
Henbury Meteorite – Complete Slice of a Meteorite From Renowned Australian Meteorite Shower
Iron IIIAB
Northern Territory, Australia


Thousands of meteorites have been recovered in the Henbury strewn field (the elliptical area in which a meteorite shower is strewn across Earth’s surface) of Central Australia. First found in 1931 following reports of metal stones by Aborogines, more than one dozen distinct meteorite craters have been documented. The Henbury meteorite shower of 5000 years ago is one of the great meteorite showers on record. This complete meteorite slice features Henbury’s signature crystalline pattern composed of alternating bands of kamacite and taenite, two nickel-iron alloys (see lot 21).
95 x 78 x 3mm and 179 grams

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