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Millbillillie   contributed by Pierre-Marie Pelé, IMCA 3360   MetBul Link
 


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Photo Copyright (c) Pierre-Marie Pelé, Meteor-Center.com.
51.77 grams.   Eucrite-mmict

TKW 330 kg. Observed fall October 1960. Millbillillie and Jundee Stations, Wiluna district, Western Australia.


 


Pierre-Marie writes:
In October 1960 (the date is not mentioned), a very bright fireball was observed in the Australian sky by workers, F. Vicenti and F. Quadrio; a meteorite had just fallen on a plain covered with spinifex (a kind of grass), north of the fence located along the trail connecting Millbillillie to Jundee in the district of Wiluna. No search was done at that time but two stones were found in 1970 by an aboriginal man named Louis and another in 1971 by D. Vicenti. Since then, many other specimens were found in the area.

The discovery of the meteorite is unfortunately poorly documented.

An aesthetic aspect of Millbillillie is its color oscillating between orange and red in the face buried in the Australian red soil and a shiny black crust on the part remained on the surface.


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Anne Black
 8/5/2018 12:00:20 PM
Yes, the discovery of Millbillillie is poorly documented, except for the fact that it is while hunting for pieces of Millbillillie that Calcalong Creek was found.
Ben Fisler
 8/5/2018 10:57:19 AM
Amazing color and crust. Definately, a show-off piece.
Stephen Amara
 8/5/2018 6:31:25 AM
Excellent Millbillillie specimen, and excellent photography skills!!!! Thank you!!
Dr. Mike Reynolds
 8/5/2018 6:29:16 AM
What a beauty! Certainly a "keeper" in one's collection.
 
 


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