Camel Donga, Australian Eucrite Meteorite, Micromount

$5.00

Camel Donga meteorites were first recovered from the remote Nullarbor plain of Australia in 1984. Many glossy black stones have been recovered. Samples were analyzed and classified as a Vestan eucrite, Unlike most eucrites, Camel Donga contains a higher amount of metal than usual, and thus is will stick to a magnet more readily than most other eucrites.

Refer to the photo. The black centimeter cube is shown for scale and is not included. You are purchasing a single small fragment like the one shown. Your purchase will include a labeled gemjar for safe storage.

From the Meteoritical Bulletin entry on Camel Donga :

DISCOVERY OF THE CAMEL DONGA, AUSTRALIA, STONY METEORITE

Name: CAMEL DONGA

Place of find: Near Camel Donga, on the Nullarbor Plain, Western Australia, Australia.

30°19'S., 126°37'E.

Date of find: January, 1984

Class and type: Stone. Achondrite, Ca-rich. Eucrite.

Number of individual

specimens: 12 (and others)

Total weight: 7.6 kg (minimum weight)

Circumstances of find: The first stone weighing 503 g was found by Mrs. J.C. Campbell. A further 11 stones were found within 1 km of the original site by B. Mason and W H. Cleverly in July, 1985. Other stones have since been found.

Source: W .H. Cleverly, Western Australia School of Mines, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia 6430, Australia.