Millbillillie

MillbillillieWiluna district, Western Australia
Australia Fall, October 1960
Achondrite, Eucrite
Complete specimen: 231 g
Size: 6,7 x 5,5 x 5,0 cm
Remarks: 100% crusted oriented individual

History:
Millbillillie meteorite is a meteorite named after the cattle station in Australia on which it fell in October 1960. A fireball was observed „with sparks coming off it” by two stationworkers while they were opening a gate in the boundary fence on a track between Millbillillie and Jundee cattle stations. The object fell on a plain to the north. No search was made at the time but in 1970 and 1971 locals found two stones; Aboriginals have found others since.

The largest stone weighed 20 kilograms (44 lb). It and a smaller one of 565 grams (19.9 oz) are held by the Western Australian Museum. Millbillillie has been classified as an Achondritic (Polymict) Eucrite and displays a beautiful rich black glassy fusion crust. Stones have also picked up desert soil, which can be seen as the reddish color on the meteorite.

Specimen Description:
An 100% crusted specimen with preserved radial flow lines and rollover lips showing clearly orientation. Natural condition specimen with preserved desert patina.

Reference:
Meteoritical Bulletin Database
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