|Basic information||Name: Millbillillie|
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1960
Mass: 330 kg
This is 1 of 144 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-mmict. [show all]
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Writeup from MB 51:
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FALL OF THE MILLBILLILLIE, WESTERN AUSTRALIA, STONY METEORITE
Place: On Millbillillie and Jundee Stations, Wiluna district, Western Australia.
26° 27'S, 120° 22'E.
Date of fall: October, 1960. Day unknown, but about 1 p.m. local time (0500 GMT). Recovered 1970.
Class and type: Stone. Eucrite.
Number of individual specimens: At least 3
Total weight: At least 25.4 kg
Circumstances of fall: Station workers, F. Vicenti and F. Quadrio, observed a fireball while opening a gate in the boundary fence on the Millbillillie - Jundee track. An object "with sparks coming off it" fell into a spinifex plain to their north. No search was initiated, but D. Vicenti and M. Finch found two stones in this plain in 1970 and 1971. Aboriginals have since found others. The largest stone (20 kg) and one smaller one (565 g) are in the Western Australian Museum.
Source: Dr. R. A. Binns, Department of Geology, University of Western Australia.
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 51, Meteoritics 7, 215-232 (1972)|
This is 1 of 338 approved meteorites from Western Australia, Australia (plus 1 unapproved name) (plus 11 impact craters)
This is 1 of 665 approved meteorites from Australia (plus 44 unapproved names) (plus 27 impact craters)
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