Meteorite Recon | Millbillillie
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Millbillillie

Stone, achondrite, eucrite, monomict, AEUC-M
Jundee Station track, Wiluna District, Western Australia
Fall: October 1960
TKW: >100 kg
Individual 77.90 gm

At 1:00pm in mid October, 1960 the two workmen opening a cattle gate in the boundary fence along the Millbillillie – Jundee Station track were struck by the sight of blazing fireball descending from the sky with a thunderous sound. But it was not until 1970 that the first meteorite was found. The specimen has the shape of a twin cone with two apexes and a flat trailing edge. Flowlines run from the twin tops towards the edge to the rear making the complete meteorite appear distinctly streamlined from all sides. These flowlines culminate in a number of spikes protruding from the thick rollover lip encircling the trailing side. The two apexes are separated by a deep gorge melted into the monomict eucrite material.
Inventory #

B-174

Date

October 5, 2015

Category

Achondrites, Stones, Witnessed Falls