On Offer: Etched Henbury Iron Meteorite set in Sterling Silver Ring.
The center piece dimensions are approximately 11.5 mm x 11.5 mm
Ring size: 7.75
Meteorite Type: Iron, IIIAB
Year Found: 1931
Description: Beautiful Henbury etched meteorite set in Sterling Silver ring as shown. Ring size 7.75.
The Henbury iron meteorite has Thirteen distinct craters that were discovered in 1931 near the Finke River Valley, Northern Territory, Australia. The largest being about 150 meters in diameter. Many meteorites were discovered outside and a few inside the craters. The largest specimen weighs 181 kilograms. The fall occurred about 5,000 years ago, and was probably witnessed by the Aborigines tribe in the area. Natives call this place "Sun Walk Fire Devil Rock."
This ring shows the characteristic Widmanstatten pattern which is indicative of a cooling process that takes millions of years. This very slow cooling and crystallization of two different iron-nickel alloys within the cores of larger asteroids is the only place in the universe these patterns are known to form. These unique Widmanstätten patterns are only found in iron meteorites and the planetary and asteroidal cores where they are formed.
What you get: Henbury etched meteorite set in Sterling Silver ring as shown, w/ signed Certificate of Authenticity
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Observed fall: No
Year found: 1931
Mass: 2 t
Iron, IIIAB [explanation]
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