Camel Donga Eucrite, Glossy Crust Whole Stone, 1.69g

$39.00

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 the specimen shown. It is a whole stone with fresh black fusion crust. There is a tiny break on one end of the stone that shows the interior matrix. This specimen weighs 1.69 grams. Your purchase will include a labeled gemjar for safe storage and a metal display label.

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.