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Dalgety Downs 57.1g

$214.00

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  • Meteorite Type: Stone, Chondrite L4
  • Weight: 57.1 total grams (52.5 gram fragment, 4.5 gram slice)
  • Approximate Measurements: 51 mm x 33 mm x 20 mm & 33 mm x 25 mm x 2 mm
  • Additional Information: Fragment accompanied by a full slice

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South of Dalgety Downs, Australia in 1941, 217 kilograms of broken fragments — which came from a single large mass — were found. Several additional masses were recovered in subsequent decades. Totaling an impressive total find weight of nearly 500 kilograms, making Dalgety Downs the largest L4 meteorite on record to date. The exteriors of this marvelous meteorite have been weathered as it sat on the surface of our planet in a hot desert climate for potentially thousands of years, being effected by the elements. The interiors display chondrules and are a gorgeous pale blue color — beautiful in contrast to the metal flakes.

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Weight 57.1 g

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