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Collection Tier:
Tier 3

Rocks and Minerals ➔ Mundrabilla Meteorite

Identifier:
2019.9.77
Description:
This is an iron meteorite belonging to the IAB complex. 

The Mundrabilla meteorite was first discovered in 1911 by H. Kent, a Transcontinental Railway Surveyor, on the part of the Nullarbor Plain known as Premier Downs in Western Australia.  


In 1967, two large meteorites, with an estimated weight of 4-6 and 10-12 tons, were also found in the same area, less than 180 meters apart. 


 
Source:
Museum Purchase
Rights:

Exhibits/Programs
Early Childhood Space Kit (February 5 2020)

Discovery Kit: Space Exploration (October 25 2019)
Discovery Kits include a variety of artifacts and specimens from the Museum’s Collection that allow students to investigate global and local objects. The Collections support the Museum’s mission of inspiring curiosity and discovery around science, history, and culture. Each kit includes objects from the Museums archives, helpful resources and suggested activities. Discovery Kits are a great way for teachers to incorporate primary source and object-based learning into the classroom or as a way to prepare for or extend a Museum visit.        

Virtual Discovery Kit: Space Exploration (May 2020)
Space, the final frontier! Discover what we know about outer space as well as how astronauts and astronomers explore this infinite universe
Maker/Donor
The Meteorite Exchange, Inc.
Related Place
Western Australia
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