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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


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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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