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The Millbillillie meteorite fell in October of 1960--the exact day is not known--on the Millbillillie Station about 7 miles from the town of Wiluna, Western Australia.
I have posted some of the photographs of Millbillillies that we have sold.
|Weight: 32.2 gm||Weight: 5 gm|
|Features: The gold (pyrite) cube is one cm on a side. This extraordinary specimen has fusion crust that shows oriented flowing of the melted surface. In side the meteorite shows brecciated texture. The orange color is a calcareous crust--perhaps from sitting a pond before it was found. I am investigating removing it.||Features: Millbillillies have brecciated portions and unbrecciated portions. This small piece shows a different kind of rock. If you don't believe that they can come from the same meteorite, then look at page 206 of Rocks from Space.|
These books will help you learn more about meteorites:
Rocks from Space by O. Richard Norton, Mountain Press, 1994. This book covers just about every aspect of meteorites in a way that the layman can easily understand.
Meteorites & Their Parent Planets by Harry McSween, Cambridge U. Pr., 1987. Well written book for a layman with a technical background.
Handbook of Iron Meteorites by Vagn Buchwald, U. of California Press, 1976. A very complete technical description of known iron meteorites.
Let's Investigate Magical, Mysterious Meteorites by Madelyn Carlisle, Barron's, 1992. A well-done book for children-but written in a way that even adults will learn from it.
To see our meteorite classification table and learn about the types of meteorites, click here.
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