Nininger Collector’s Piece Dalgaranga – 19.1 g


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Meteorite Type: Iron Meteorite (Mesosiderite)

Weight: 19.1 grams

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In 1959, Dr. Harvey Nininger travelled to Australia to investigate the Dalgaranga crater, a site unique in all of meteorite science, as it is the only crater known to have been formed by a rare mesosiderite. The crater is believed to be approximately 270,000 years old, making Dalgaranga one of Earth’s oldest meteorites. Specimens are weathered, but still adhere strongly to a good magnet. Nininger was the first to recognize Dalgaranga as a mesosiderite. It is also one of the smallest craters in Australia. A true collectors “must have” piece

Additional information

Weight 0.019 kg
Dimensions 4 × 3 × 2 cm


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