Carbonaceous Chondrite (CM2)

Specimen weight: 46.2 grams

The Murchison CM2 meteorite fell on September 28, 1969 in Victoria, Australia. A large shower of over 100 kilograms of stones fell over an area of five square miles. Murchison is one of the most important Carbonaceous chondrite falls, since it fell in a city and the stones were quickly recovered and sent to laboratories all over the world within hours of the fall, minimizing contamination and loss of gasses in the meteorite.

This specimen is from the ASU collection in Tempe, Arizona, #828.12, with museum specimen label.