Shirokovsky (pseudo-pallasite), meteorwrong of unknown origin (man made). Not a meteorite, but strongly resembles a stony-iron space rock. This full slice is approx. 40 grams and is less than 2mm thick. It has some transparent crystals when held up to a bright light. Most of the other non-metallic inclusions are opaque. From the Galactic Stone Collection, not for sale.
Fresh unclassified stony meteorite from Morocco. This specimen is not for sale, but I have hundreds of other meteorites available for collectors. #meteorites #meteorit #meteorito #meteoryt #meteor #tektite
This is a slice of carbonaceous chondrite, a rare type of stony meteorite. It originates from the cold outer reaches of the asteroid belt. It is brittle compared to other meteorites and it consists of chondrules and inclusions embedded in a carbon-rich host matrix. The whispy white inclusions are called "CAI's" (Calcium Aluminum Inclusions), which are some of the oldest materials in the Solar System. This specimen was found in Allende Mexico.
Lunar meteorite. One of the rarest types of meteorites and one of the most difficult to identify. Lunar meteorites strongly resemble terrestrial breccia rocks and they are metal poor, so they do not react to metal detectors. Notice the outer surface is covered in a brownish fusion crust. Lunar meteorites often have a distinctive crust that is different from other meteorites. These meteorites were blasted off the surface of the Moon millions of years ago by a massive asteroid impact.
Martian meteorite samples. These specimens originate from the planet Mars. They were blasted off the surface of the Red Planet millions of years ago by a massive asteroid impact. They do not look like other meteorites and are often mistaken for terrestrial rocks. There are several types of Martian meteorite, with the most common being Shergottites, Nakhlites, and Chassignites.
Diogenite meteorite. This stony achondrite type originates from the deep mantle zone of asteroid Vesta. It consists of pyroxene and plagioclase crystals embedded in a rocky host matrix. Diogenites can vary greatly in appearance. This specimen is a fresh example of the Johnstown meteorite fall.
In the year 2000, a 2211 lbs. meteorite was discovered near Fukang, a city in the NW region of Xinjiang, China. Named the ‘Fukang meteorite‘, it was identified is a pallasite, a type of stony–iron meteorite, w/striking olivine crystals throughout