A man keeps a rock for several years and discovers it is a rare meteorite

An Australian man discovered that the rock he had held for several years as containing gold was a rare meteorite.

Australian David Hall found the rock in the Goldfields area and held it for years, believing it contained gold inside it. His attempts to open the rock or break it in various ways were unsuccessful.

And «Sky News» mentioned that the man realized that the rock, solid red in color, is not gold and does not contain gold, but he carried it to the Melbourne Museum to tell him that it is not an ordinary rock and that it is not from earth, but from space.

After bringing the rock hole to the museum, geologists discovered that it is a meteor that contains something rarer than gold, which is mineral raindrops since the formation of the solar system, according to the “Science Alert” website specializing in scientific news.

Henry said in a statement published by the daily “The Trend” that he looked at a lot of rocks that people think are meteorites and in fact, after 37 years working in the museum and examining thousands of rocks, two of them were real meteorites, and this is one of them.

The researchers recently published a scientific paper describing the 4.6 billion-year-old meteorite, which it named “Mariboro Meteorite,” after the name of the town near the place where it was found.

The huge mass weighed 17 kg, and after using a diamond saw to cut a small slice, they discovered that its composition contains a high percentage of iron, which makes it an ordinary “H5” type chondrite.

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Henry explains that meteorites provide the cheapest form of space exploration. It takes us back and provides evidence of the age, composition and chemistry of our solar system, including Earth.

The “Maryborough meteorite” is much more rare than gold, and it is one of only 17 meteorites ever recorded in the Australian state of Victoria, after another huge sample weighing 55 kg was found in 2003.

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