Maryborough meteorite to be displayed at Melbourne Museum – 3BA

A meteorite found in Maryborough in 2015 will soon be on display in the Melbourne Museum.

Dave Hole was fossicking for gold when he stumbled across a large reddish coloured rock weighing 17 kilograms, and thinkign it must have contained a nugget inside.

After taking the rock to geologists at Melbourne Museum, it was confirmed the rock was in fact a 4.6 billion year old meteorite that had only been on earth for around a thousand years.

If you want to get up close and personal with the rarer than gold find, the meteorite will be on display at the Melbourne Museum from August 11.

Image via Museums Victoria – John Gollings.