Magnetic Collectible: Stony-Iron Meteorite

$24.95

2 in stock

  • Meteorite Type: Stony-Iron, Sericho
  • Meteorite Weight: -1 gram
  • Additional Information: Includes an official signed certificate of authenticity on the reverse with informational paragraph. Comes displayed in 3″x 2” three part acrylic presentation box with magnets.

2 in stock

Description

The rarest of the three main types of meteorites, the stony-irons are divided into two groups: the mesosiderites and pallasites.

Pallasites are perhaps the most alluring of all meteorites, and they are certainly of great interest to collectors and enthusiasts. Pallasites consist of a nickel-iron matrix rich in colorful olivine crystals. When olivine crystals are of sufficient purity and display an emerald- green color, they are known as the gemstone peridot. Pallasites are believed to have formed at the core/mantle boundary of large asteroids and they are extremely rare. As of 2021, out of the approximately 66,000 officially recognized meteorites, there are only 138 known pallasites.

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Weight 55 g

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