Space Gem Mysteries of the Murchison Meteorite by Margaret Lock

Margaret Lock has researched and written a marvellous book (176 pages) with lots of colour images and an easy read all about the famous Murchison meteorite, a large meteorite that fell to earth near Murchison, Victoria, in Australia, in 1969.

It is one of the most studied meteorites due to its mass (>100 kg), the fact that it was an observed fall, and that it belongs to a group of meteorites rich in organic compounds. Stardust on the meteorite is the oldest material on earth? The meteorite’s stardust is a staggering 7 billion years old. That is 2.5 billion years older than the earth or the sun.
Published by the Murchison & District Historical Society in 2019 to commemorate the Meteorite’s falling to earth in 1969.
“At 11.58 28 September 1969, many residents of Murchison and surrounding districts saw, heard and smelt a phenomenon above their town.
It was a meteorite that fragmented and came crashing to earth. Various residents described the sound as, “a jet aircraft,” “a heavy truck”, “thunder,” “an express train” and many other sounds. Many reported that the aroma of methylated spirits permeated the air.Local author and member of the Murchison Historical Society, Margaret Lock became fascinated with the happening when she moved into the area in 2013. The Murchison Meteorite attracted world-wide interest as it was scientifically determined that it was a very rare meteorite and over 4.6 billion years old.” From WeekendNotes website, blog post by Neil Follett.

Published by the Murchison Historical Society Inc

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Margaret Lock has researched and written a marvellous book (176 pages) with lots of colour images and an easy read all about the famous Murchison meteorite, a large meteorite that fell to earth near Murchison, Victoria, in Australia, in 1969.

It is one of the most studied meteorites due to its mass (>100 kg), the fact that it was an observed fall, and that it belongs to a group of meteorites rich in organic compounds. Stardust on the meteorite is the oldest material on earth? The meteorite’s stardust is a staggering 7 billion years old. That is 2.5 billion years older than the earth or the sun.
Published by the Murchison & District Historical Society in 2019 to commemorate the Meteorite’s falling to earth in 1969.
“At 11.58 28 September 1969, many residents of Murchison and surrounding districts saw, heard and smelt a phenomenon above their town.
It was a meteorite that fragmented and came crashing to earth. Various residents described the sound as, “a jet aircraft,” “a heavy truck”, “thunder,” “an express train” and many other sounds. Many reported that the aroma of methylated spirits permeated the air.Local author and member of the Murchison Historical Society, Margaret Lock became fascinated with the happening when she moved into the area in 2013. The Murchison Meteorite attracted world-wide interest as it was scientifically determined that it was a very rare meteorite and over 4.6 billion years old.” From WeekendNotes website, blog post by Neil Follett.

Published by the Murchison Historical Society Inc

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Weight .87 kg
Dimensions 21 × 30 × 1.5 cm

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