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grubstake
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09 September 2019 11:18 am

And prospectors are responsible!

'Victorian meteorite renaissance' helps scientists understand the origins of life:
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-09/ … s/11485924


Where it is, there it is.

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09 September 2019 12:36 pm

Great Read, thanks!

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09 September 2019 02:13 pm

Cool read.... I would love to find a Meteorite for my Collection... Might have to fit a magnet onto Mrs Wolf's walking stick and walk the areas where they might be.. wink

LW...


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Chiron52
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09 September 2019 08:15 pm

Good read Grubstake.
An important bit that piqued my interest was -

"Dr Mills said one of the reasons important meteorites had been found in Central Victoria was because there were so many prospectors looking for gold.

Both the Wedderburn and Maryborough meteorites were found by prospectors using metal detectors.

John Gladdis, a gold prospector originally from Maryborough, has found at least two meteorites while prospecting."

Makes you wonder how many meteorites are out there waiting to be found, in areas of Oz where people are not detecting?


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grubstake
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09 September 2019 08:35 pm

Chiron52 wrote:

Good read Grubstake.
An important bit that piqued my interest was -
"Dr Mills said one of the reasons important meteorites had been found in Central Victoria was because there were so many prospectors looking for gold.
Both the Wedderburn and Maryborough meteorites were found by prospectors using metal detectors.
John Gladdis, a gold prospector originally from Maryborough, has found at least two meteorites while prospecting."

Makes you wonder how many meteorites are out there waiting to be found, in areas of Oz where people are not detecting?

I'd imagine there are plenty, as ironstone that looks somewhat meteoritic is pretty common in many parts of the country, so a meteorite amongst it would likely go unnoticed. On the other hand, the Nullarbor Plain has yielded a disproportionate number of meteorite finds (many hundreds according to the link below!), because the area comprises light-coloured limestone bedrock, so any dark rocks stand out clearly and may well be meteorites:

http://museum.wa.gov.au/research/collec … bor-region

Also:
https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg … an-desert/

Last edited by grubstake (09 September 2019 08:36 pm)


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05 January 2020 09:22 am

Here's an article on the Maryborough meteorite it was published a few years ago funny thing is it just popped up in my news feed hmm interesting read.
https://www.sciencealert.com/a-man-kept … -meteorite

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05 January 2020 01:32 pm

I think in most cases we'd kick them out of the way like the rest of the hotrocks.


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06 January 2020 02:54 pm

sux thats here in WA it illegal to keep sell or even move a meteorite

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11 January 2020 11:23 pm

tailormarc wrote:

sux thats here in WA it illegal to keep sell or even move a meteorite

That's why the science of finds are being stuffed up ' as those finds are being re-found or rebirths to other states like NSW , where you can own them .

The Imbeciles who came up with this law are shi**g in there own nest . thumbsdown

jack .

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12 January 2020 05:49 pm

My understanding was that in NSW and Victoria the meteorite is yours to do anything except export it without a permit. In Tasmania it belongs to the museum. You can't sell it in Queensland, South Australia or (possibly) Northern Territory. Federal law prevents any meteorites from anywhere in Australia being exported without a permit. Not much evidence of the laws being enforced though.


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14 January 2020 08:48 am

"Stardust found inside Murchison meteorite in Victoria is oldest-known solid material on Earth":

https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/202 … e/11863486


Where it is, there it is.

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