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Bid History: 7   |   Current bid: £45

Natural History - Australian Mundrabilla Meteorite

Found 1911 AD

The Mundrabilla meteorite is an iron meteorite found in 1911 in Australia, one of the largest meteorites ever found, with a total known weight of 22 tonnes and the main mass accounting for 12.4 tonnes. 114 grams, 59mm (2 1/4"). Fine condition. [No Reserve]

Provenance
From a Leicestershire, UK, private collection; acquired on the US art market; found Nullarbor Plain, West Australia; accompanied by a copy of the official Meteoritical Society entry, an identification ticket from Aeolite Meteorites and a stamped aluminium identification label.
Footnotes
The Mundrabilla meteorite is an iron meteorite found in 1911 in Western Australia, one of the largest meteorites found, with a total known weight of 22 tonnes and the main mass (the single largest fragment) accounting for 12.4 tonnes. is classified as part of the IAB group. The IAB group is often viewed as complex of many different groups