Camel Donga, Metal Rich Eucrite, Crusted Full Slice, 9.4g

Camel Donga is a Vestan eucrite that is unusually metal-rich. It was first recovered from the Nullarbor plain of the remote Australian outback in 1985.

The specimen being offered here is an ex-Haag specimen from an old collection. It has been professionally prepared. There is a ring of black fusion crust around the edges. The matrix shows a wealth of clasts and metal inclusions. It weighs 9.4 grams.

Refer to the photos. The black centimeter cube is shown for scale and is not included. You are purchasing the specimen shown. Your purchase will include an ID label and a padded storage box.

From the Meteoritical Bulletin entry for Camel Donga :



Place of find: Near Camel Donga, on the Nullarbor Plain, Western Australia, Australia.

30°19'S., 126°37'E.

Date of find: January, 1984

Class and type: Stone. Achondrite, Ca-rich. Eucrite.

Number of individual

specimens: 12 (and others)

Total weight: 7.6 kg (minimum weight)

Circumstances of find: The first stone weighing 503 g was found by Mrs. J.C. Campbell. A further 11 stones were found within 1 km of the original site by B. Mason and W H. Cleverly in July, 1985. Other stones have since been found.

Source: W .H. Cleverly, Western Australia School of Mines, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia 6430, Australia.

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