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Gold Dust Stone Meteorite Necklace

$15.00

  • Meteorite Type: Stone, found in the deserts of Northwest Africa
  • Approximate Pendant Measurements: 43 mm x 12 mm and is suspended on black rope
  • Approximate Vial Weight: 5 grams, with approximately 0.1 gram of stone meteorite dust
  • Additional Information: Just like the creation of sawdust, stone meteorite dust is created when a larger fragment is sawn into slices. We catch the dust and present it to you in a captivating glass vial. This sweet and perfect vial contains dust mixed with gold glitter! Genuine and authentic as described.
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Description

Stones constitute the largest group of meteorites. They originated in the outer crust of a planet or asteroid. Recently-fallen stone meteorites are covered by a thin, black rind known as fusion crust, which forms as the rock’s surface is burned during flight. Fusion crust is fragile and deteriorates easily, so stone meteorites that have been on the surface of our planet for a long time have a similar appearance to Earth rocks. Visible inside most stone meteorites are tiny, glassy, spheres known as chondrules. Forged at the very dawn of the Solar System, these chondrules are far older than our own planet. Some stone meteorites, known as carbonaceous chondrites, have been found to contain water, salt, and even amino acids. In the distant past, these meteorites may have carried the very building blocks of life to Earth.

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Weight 5 g

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