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In the United States, ownership of a meteorite goes to the landowner. A person who owns land is entitled to all natural deposits which occur there - including a meteorite. If the meteorite falls on government property then it belongs to the government.
In Australia, most states have legislation that makes meteorites the property of the state museum and anyone who finds a meteorite in Australia should deliver it to the state museum who will reimburse the finder for his/her expenses.