Item: 84.2 Dimensions: 160 x 105 x 35 mm Weight: 2.26 kg
Oriented complete individual
Partial/complete: Complete
Cube: ~15mm x 15mm x 15mm ≈ 15mm3

Henbury

Country: Australia
Region: Northern Territory
Found: 1931
Group: Iron
Type: Octahedrite, Medium
Class: IIIA
Total known weight: ~2000kg

The thirteen craters in the Henbury crater-field were formed about 5000 years ago. Some of the meteorites are unaltered individuals and others exploded upon impact. The aboriginal name for the place is "sun-walk-fire-devil-rock"; which sounds like someone stepped on a surface meteorite heated in hot Australian sun. Henbury etched pattern is a favorite; it has crisp sparkling Widmanstatten pattern.

Henbury Specimens in Our Collection


84.1

84.3, 84.5