Lot #8023
Wolf Creek Iron Meteorite Whole Individual

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Estimate: $400+

Description

Wolf Creek iron meteorite originally found in Australia in 1947, exhibiting a weathered exterior with a rose-like shape. The whole individual specimen weighs 304.4 grams and measures approximately 76 mm x 67 mm x 37 mm. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Geoff Notkin of Aerolite Meteorites Inc. and the TV show Meteorite Men, as well as a specimen identification card.

Located in the wilds of Western Australia, Wolf Creek is one of about 15 craters on Earth that have produced recoverable meteorites and is also one of the oldest, with an age of approximately 300,000 years. It was made famous by a 2005 horror film of the same name, and is revered by Aboriginal peoples as a site of mythic importance. Meteorite hunting is no longer allowed at the site, making these old-collection specimens a must for those intrigued by crater-forming irons.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Apollo 11 50th Anniversary
  • Dates: #559 - Ended June 20, 2019