Wolf Creek, Australia Iron Meteorite, Shale Micromount

$5.00

Wolf Creek is an ancient iron meteorite that slammed into Australia thousands of years ago. It was first discovered in 1947 as a large, shallow, circular depression that was later identified as a weathered impact crater. Scraps of oxidized meteorite shrapnel were found littered around the rim of the crater. This material was later analyzed and determined to be an iron meteorite of the IIIAB type.

Refer to the photo. The black centimeter cube is shown for scale and is not included. This material consists of oxidized iron shale fragments. You are purchasing a few small fragments selected from the larger lot shown. Your purchase will include a labeled gemjar for safe storage.

From the Catalog of Meteorites entry on Wolf Creek :

A large circular crater was first observed from the air in June 1947. Fragments
of iron-shale are abundant on the SW part of the crater rim; they contain
3.5 %Ni to 4.5 %Ni, some retain a little unaltered metal (ref. of 1965).
Further material, 1.3kg found, analysis, 8.6 %Ni, S.R. Taylor (1965).
Further analysis, 9.22 %Ni, 18.4 ppm.Ga, 37.3 ppm.Ge, 0.036 ppm.Ir, E.R.D. Scott et al. (1973).
Description, a little deformed or fractured, V.F. Buchwald (1975).
Contains pecoraite, a hydrated Ni silicate, G.T. Faust et al. (1973).