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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.

This piece of our glorious planet is named "Velvet Beauty" found in 1890 in Bisbee Arizona -- azurite, malachite and copper