Wedderburn meteorite

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Wedderburn meteorite
Coordinates36°26′S 143°38′E / 36.433°S 143.633°E / -36.433; 143.633Coordinates: 36°26′S 143°38′E / 36.433°S 143.633°E / -36.433; 143.633[1]
Observed fallNo[1]
Found date1951[1]
TKW210 grams (7.4 oz)[1]

The Wedderburn meteorite is an iron meteorite discovered in 1951 near the town of Wedderburn in the state of Victoria, Australia.

In 2019 it was announced that edscottite, a mineral previously not found in nature, had been identified in a sample of the Wedderburn meteorite.[2][3] It is believed the mineral was created in the core of another planet.[2][4][5]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Wedderburn". The Meteoritical Society. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  2. ^ a b Mannix, Liam. "This meteorite came from the core of another planet. Inside it, a new mineral". The Age. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  3. ^ Ma, Chi; Rubin, Alan (September 2019). "Edscottite, Fe5C2, a new iron carbide mineral from the Ni-rich Wedderburn IAB iron meteorite". American Mineralogist. 104 (9): 1351–1355. doi:10.2138/am-2019-7102. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Rare meteorite contains a new mineral, never seen before in nature". Stuff. Retrieved 2019-09-02.
  5. ^ Dockrill, Peter. "Scientists Confirm The Discovery of a Mineral Never Before Seen in Nature". ScienceAlert. Retrieved 2019-09-02.