Out of this world, quite literally: The beautiful and mysterious Fukang meteorite
a slice of the Fukang meteorite - so beautiful! When it slammed into the surface of Earth, there was little sign of the beauty that lay inside. But cutting the Fukang meteorite open yielded a breathtaking sight. Within the rock, translucent golden crystals of a mineral called olivine gleamed among a silvery honeycomb of nickel-iron.
Calcite with quartz from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China. The pictured specimen is 7cm tall. The quartz at the center of the stacked calcite disks is better exposed in some of the specimens that they have at the show. Photo credit: Jeffrey A. Scovil