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Maryborough, Australia 17kg Meteorite

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“This is only the 17th meteorite found in Victoria”

Nice one, and just another reminder to prospectors that a “hot rock” may be worth more than the gold!

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I've may of kicked a few meteorites out of the way when detecting, I'd have no clue if they were just another hot rock or not.

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Not a lot of detail in this article.  I have never found one but I would like to.  I am pretty sure a guy I know found one on some salt flats in Nevada.  If you have a questionable rock that meets the criteria get it checked out.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.foxnews.com/science/gold-prospectors-mysterious-rock-turned-out-to-be-super-rare-meteorite.amp

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That's a cool story, but i wish the article would mention what type of rare meteorite it is. If i was to guess from the look of the slice i would say mesosiderite. I have to wonder why it took 3 years though to figure out he had a meteorite considering he swings a detector.?

thanks for sharing

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the writing says H5 ordinary chrondrite…..

fred

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15 hours ago, fredmason said:

the writing says H5 ordinary chrondrite…..

fred

Well i still don't see H-5 in the article that Bear attached, and i didn't think anyone thought an H-5 is a rare meteorite, but thanks anyway Fred maybe you are reading a different article. Happy day to you either way.

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I can't find it now either...sorry!

fred

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Oh no big deal Fred, one thing is for sure the guy found a big meteorite.:smile:

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I think the rarity is in the location and size and not the type.  Here is something that addresses that from the article below:

The researchers argue that the Maryborough meteorite is much rarer than gold. It's one of only 17 meteorites ever recorded in the Australian state of Victoria, and it's the second largest chondritic mass, after a huge 55-kilogram specimen identified in 2003.

Here is your link to the H5:

https://www.sciencealert.com/man-holds-onto-rock-for-years-thinking-it-was-gold-turns-out-it-s-a-super-rare-meteorite

 

Here is the scientific paper abstract:

http://www.publish.csiro.au/RS/RS19002

 

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