Item: 125.1 Dimensions: 180 x 120 x 80 mm Weight: 1382 g
Provenance: Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago
The largest of three in the collection
Partial/complete: Complete
Cube: ~15mm x 15mm x 15mm ≈ 15mm3

Murchison

Country: Australia
Region: Victoria
Fell: 1969, September 28, 10:58 hrs
Group: Stone
Type: Carbonaceous chondrite
Class: Mighei, CM2
Total known weight: ~100 kg

Hundreds of small meteorites were pick up by locals after a shower of stones fell over a 5 sq.mile area. Murchison meteorite is well known for the discovery more than 80 amino acids with implications and research of panspermia: the role of organic molecules in meteorites as seeding life on our planet.