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MURCHISON

MURCHISON

MURCHISON
Chondrite. Carbonaceous (CM2)
Victoria, Australia
Fell September 28, 1969
Approx. recovered weight: 100 kg

 MURCHISON -WITNESSED FALL-

A fireball exploded over Victoria, Australia at 10:45 on a Sunday morning. This event was accompanied by loud detonations and hissing noises, and was followed by the fall of over 700 stones, permeating the town with the odor of alcohol. The total collected weight of this rare CM2 chondrite was 100 kg, with the largest mass weighing 7 kg. Murchison contains a sparse amount of tiny chondrules that are embedded in a black, carbonaceous matrix. During its early history, the Murchison parent body experienced low degrees of aqueous alteration in which water-bearing phyllosilicates replaced host minerals. Additionally, it contains complex organic compounds, including at least 79 amino acids, along with sugar compounds and fatty acids — the basic ingredients necessary for a rudimentary cell.

This specimen is a complete Murchison  individual 564grams.  We grade this individual as a excellent AAA oriented museum quality specimen with at lest 98% fresh fusion crust.

SPECIMEN 564 GRAMS

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MURCHISON 107.3g NWA 1205
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