Australite, Tektite

At 6.1 grams, this is one of the larger complete examples I have seen.  It exhibits wonderful contraction cracking and a very …

Boxhole, IIIAB

The Boxhole meteorite crater is ~170 meters in diameter, and is a very well-preserved impact, supposedly dating to only around 5,500 years …

Dalgaranga, Mesosiderite-A

The Dalgaranga crater was first described in 1938 by E.S. Simpson. It had been discovered by a local rancher some fifteen years …

Forrest 002, L6

Forrest (b), later named Forrest 002, was found in October of 1980.  I wasn’t able to track down information beyond the scant …

Gove, Unclassified

If you’re a meteorite collector, this one probably confused you.  There’s no meteorite from Gove, Australia….right? It confused me, too. This mostly …

Henbury, IIIAB

The meteorite craters at Henbury, Central Australia, by Arthur Richard Alderman, 1932.

Mount Dooling, IC

The first mass of Mount Dooling was recovered in 1909; it weighed 31.3 kilograms.  I wasn’t able to track down Simpson’s 1911 …

Karoonda, CK4

Karoonda is the type specimen of the CK-meteorite class, meaning that it is the first CK chondrite to be known or recognized.  …

Moorabie, Anomalous L3.8

This enigmatic meteorite has been plaguing researchers for years.  Moorabie and a number of other H/L3-4 anomalous chondrites exhibit characteristics of both …

Millbillillie, Eucrite

Millbillillie is an odd one; it was apparently witnessed to fall in October 1960, but no one bothered to track down the …