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Cape York

Cape York

Iron- and nickel-rich metal alloys surround a brassy nodule of troilite, a mineral rarely found in Earth rocks.

Elephant Moraine 92029

Elephant Moraine 92029

The regular, shallow depressions on some meteorites are called regmaglypts. The depressions on Elephant Moraine 92029 are beautifully faceted.

Gibeon

Gibeon

Formed in a long-lost world, Gibeon's geometric structure gives us hints about how iron meteorites originated.

Grosvenor Mountains 85201

Grosvenor Mountains 85201

Grosvenor Mountains 85201 shows radiating flow lines.

Harriman

Harriman

The fine structure of Harriman testifies to both its Ni-rich composition and fast cooling.

Henbury

Henbury

The surface of this iron is covered with beautiful regmaglypts.

Mundrabilla

Mundrabilla

Mundrabilla is a riddle. When the metal was molten, the graphite and sulfide inclusions should have separated from it--like oil from water. Instead, they are thoroughly mixed, and no one is certain why.

North Chile

North Chile

Hexahedrites such as North Chile lack a Widmanst├Ątten structure and are low in nickel

Quinn Canyon

Quinn Canyon

Iron meteorites like Quinn Canyon sample the solidified cores of asteroids.

Sikhote Alin

Sikhote Alin

Twenty-three tons (over 23,000 kg) of fragments rained down on a Siberian forest in 1947 when a meteorite shattered in mid-air. Even the largest pieces were too small to do more than gouge holes in the ground.

Staunton

Staunton

Staunton is made entirely of metal.

Wolf Creek

Wolf Creek

Most of the meteorite fragments found around Wolf Creek Crater are completely weathered to rust. That any traces of metal survive at all is probably due to the region's hot, dry climate.


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