Millbillillie (meteorite)

The Millbillillie meteorite, a stony meteorite, was at 13.00 clock on an October day in 1960 near Wiluna in Western Australia, Australia, down.

It was observed the meteorite by two persons near the Millbillillie - Jundee cattle station. At the time, was not further explored parts of the meteorite. In the years 1970 and 1971, a search was carried out by relatives of an observer of the event. They found the first two stones of the meteorite, one with a weight of about 20 kg, and the Western Australian Museum in Perth today to look at, and another smaller one with a weight of 565 grams. Later local Aborigines found more stones, so that the estimated total mass is now at 100 to 300 kilograms.

The Millbillillie meteor is gesteinskundlich a eucrite, a gemengtes crystalline rock. This meteor is classified as achondrite. It is a polymiktes rock which is surrounded by a glassy molten crust. It consists of 49% pyroxene, 46 % plagioclase, 0.7% ilmenite, and also iron and chromium containing spinel and traces of metals and troilite.

It is believed that the Millbillillie meteorite is part of Vesta, the third largest object in the main belt.