Karoonda, Rare CK Type Fall, Micromount


The Karoonda meteorite fell over southern Australia on November 25, 1930. Witnesses across a very wide area reported seeing a colorful fireball in the sky followed by rolling thunder-like booms. Specimens were recovered and their strange appearance and texture was apparent compared to what was more widely expected of meteorites at the time. It was initially thought to be a member of the CV clan of carbonaceous chondrites. Many years later, researchers determined that Karoonda (and meteorites like it) are a new petrologic type that represents more branches on the tree of carbonaceous chondrites. CK meteorites have generally experienced more alteration in their history than CV types. Karoonda is now officially classified as a CK4.

Karoonda is a must have for all type collectors, especially since it is a witnessed fall that is the namesake of the CK clan of carbonaceous chondrites. I acquired a very small amount of this material and I am making it available as low-cost micromounts.

Refer to the photos. 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.