Wolfe Creek meteorite theft remains a mystery

JesseCleary

JesseCleary

2015-07-06 11:19:52

The theft of a Wolfe Creek meteorite, snatched from an Australian museum last month, remains a mystery. 

Two men smashed a window to remove  the 11kg space rock from the Crystal Caves museum in Atherton, Queensland. 

The meteorite, which is valued at $16,000, was discovered in the 1970s close to famous meteorite crater Wolfe Creek in western Australia. 

Entire meteorites such as this are particularly rare, as they often smash on impact with the Earth.

Owner Ghis Gallo believes the theft was a targeted attack. 

"Because we had just acquired it, our thoughts were that we'd have it in our shop for about a month where people could just see it, touch it, pick it up and experience it freely," she told the Brisbane Times. 

“This isn't like jewelry or a diamond ring, this is one of a kind," she continued, adding the thieves "went straight for it". 

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