Wolfe Creek



A natural fragment of the Wolfe Creek meteorite.


Specimen Name: Wolfe Creek

Specimen Type: Iron

Location of Find: Australia

Date of Find: 1947


The Wolfe Creek crater averages about 875 metres in diameter, 60 metres from rim to crater floor. It is estimated that the meteorite that formed it was about 15 metres in diameter and had a mass of about 17,000 tonnes; the crater is estimated to be less than 120,000 years old, placing the event in the Pleistocene. Small numbers of iron meteorites have been found in the vicinity of the crater, as well as larger so-called ‘shale-balls’, rounded objects made of iron oxide, some weighing as much as 250 kilograms.

XS- 0.2G-0.5G

S- 0.6G-0.9G

M- 1G-1.8G

L- 1.9G-2.9G

XL – 3G-4.2G

XXL- 4.3G-4.7G