Stone. Achondrite. Eucrite (EUC)
Western Australia, Australia
Fell October, 1960
Approx. recovered weight 25.4 kg
MILLBILLILLE - WITNESSED FALL-
Two men working on the Millbillillie-Jundee track in Western Australia observed a fireball at 1:00 in the afternoon. Shortly afterwards, they witnessed the fall of a meteorite. Unfortunately, they failed to search the area, and it was not until a decade later that the first specimen was recovered. Local Aboriginies have since found many well preserved, oriented specimens, with the shiny black fusion crust characteristic of these calcium-rich eucrites. Millbillillie has a recrystallized, heterogeneous composition, and it has been classified as a polymict breccia, which probably originated at the floor of an impact crater. It consists of nearly equal amounts of plagioclase and pigeonite, which were originally derived from peridotite, the same mineral that forms the bulk of Earth's upper mantle.
This is a oriented Millbillillie individual 33 grams [90% fusion crust note flow lines & lip] A nice collectors piece.