The Muonionalusta iron, from Norrbottens, Sweden, has long been a favorite of collectors because of its sculpted appearance and attractive etch pattern. Muonionalusta irons make outstanding display pieces, and this magnificent sphere is a sure conversation starter to any collection.
Muonionalusta Sphere 5,944.0g
Meteorite Type: Iron, IVA
Additional Information: Breathtaking iron meteorite sphere, impressive etch that gives this a 3D texture and appearance, with massive inclusion.
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Meteorites found in remote and nearly inaccessible locales seem to hold a special allure for hunters and collectors alike. Muonionalusta is no exception. The fall site lies north of the Arctic Circle in Sweden and the meteorites found there are so ancient their fall pre-dates at least one ice age. Long-vanished rivers of ice carried meteorites with them for a time, but left the heavy irons behind as they melted, mixing them in with a flotsam and jetsam of mismatched transported rocks known to geologists as terminal moraine. Having been casually “dumped” by retreating ice, the locations and depths at which Muonionalusta meteorites are buried are, therefore, completely random. Conventional meteorite hunting techniques must be thrown out the window by those in search of this ancient and puzzling iron.