Henbury Meteorite, Classic Sculpted Australian Iron, 58g

Henbury is a classic Australian iron meteorite that is associated with a cluster of ancient impact craters in the remote Australian countryside. Henbury irons were first officially recovered in 1931, but were likely known far earlier by natives to the area before Western settlers arived. These meteorites are well known for their distinctive orange-red patina from a combination of weathering and the orange clayish soil in the area. They often have sculpted unusual shapes and a few regmaglypts. It is classified as a type IIIAB, medium octahedrite that shows nice Widmanstatten pattern when etched.

The specimen being offered here is an early-recovery specimen with it's natural patina. It is uncut and weighs 58 grams. It has a mildly-curved outline with a protrusion and one regmaglypt on the side.

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.

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