Meteorite Type: Iron
Group: III AB
Structural Classification: Medium Octahedrite
Location: Henbury, Northwest Territory, Australia
Fall Date: 4,700 years ago
Total Known Weight: One + Ton
Henbury Meteorites Conservation Reserve is a protected area in the Northern Territory of Australia. The reserve is located 145 kilometres south west of Alice Springs and contains twelve craters, which were formed when a fragmented meteorite hit the earth’s surface. At Henbury there are 13 to 14 craters ranging from 7 to 180 metres in diameter and up to 15 metres in depth that were formed when the meteor broke up before impact. Several tons of iron-nickel fragments have been recovered from the site. The craters are named for Henbury Station, a nearby cattle station named in 1875 for the family home of its founders at Henbury in Dorset, England. The craters were discovered in 1899 by the manager of the station, then went un-investigated until interest was stirred when the Karoonda meteorite fell on South Australia in 1930.
Item # MH1A12133311
14g Henbury Meteorite from Australia
14g Henbury Meteorite from Australia This piece displays the typical orange patina the Henburys are famous for. This is a nice size small piece that measures 1.29 x 0.675 x 0.45 inches ( 32.9 x 17.1 x 11.5mm)
Item # MH1A12132311
11g Henbury Meteorite from Australia
11g Henbury Meteorite from Australia This piece displays the typical orange patina the Henburys are famous for.
This is a nice size small piece that measures 1.2 x 0.6 x 0.4 inches ( 30.5 x 15.3 x 10.4mm)