Police charge man after missing meteorite located at Atherton

Cairns detectives have charged a man after locating a missing meteorite during the search of a Mooroobool property earlier this month.

The meteorite was stolen from a Main Street premises at Atherton in June 2015 when two men allegedly broke into the shop.

Investigations led officers to search the Moorobool property on Saturday, November 7, where they located the missing meteorite.

He has since been charged with receiving tainted property and is due to appear in Cairns Magistrates Court on November 25.

The 11kg rock has now been returned to its owners where it will go back on display at the museum in Atherton.

The meteorite was returned to its owners earlier this week

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