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 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.
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.