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01 March 2024

Meteorite for sale on eBay for $4k

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A meteorite from Australia's Northern Territory is listed for sale for US$4000 (AU$4030) on eBay.

The description of the Henbury meteorite says it was found in the Northern Territory in 1931 and weighs four pounds (1.8kg).

It was acquired in a trade with Arizona State University, according to the description. The meteorite is owned by a seller from West Virginia in the United States.

The Henbury Meteorites Conservation Reserve in Australia's Northern Territory - about 1,000 miles (1,640km) south of Darwin - is a protected area and contains 12 craters, which were formed when a fragmented meteorite hit the Earth's surface more than 4,000 years ago.