Hembury Meteorite 2.95 kilos
Lot 1384
Henbury Meteorite--Complete Individual
US$ 7,000 - 9,000
£4,200 - 5,400
Lot Details
Henbury Meteorite--Complete Individual
Iron III AB
Northern Territory, Australia

In the Northern Territory of Australia, 145 kilometers south west of Alice Springs, twelve craters were formed when the famous Henbury meteor blasted the earth's surface. This desirable complete specimen, appears ancient and weathered--its surface having characteristic regmaglypts lending it character. Countless desirable regmaglypts, or thumbprints - the aerodynamic flight markings which are diagnostic of a freshly fallen iron meteorite - are present. First discovered in 1931 following reports of metal stones by Aborigines, the Henbury meteorite shower occurred approximately 5,000 years ago and is one of the great meteorite showers on record. The specimen is a very aesthetic, fine Henbury. Weighing approximately 2.95 kg (6.4lbs) and measuring 7 x 5 1/2 x 2 1/2 in
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