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Choose one of the following Meteorites for more details:

Brenham

Brenham

Pallasites like Brenham are mixtures of green olivine crystals and iron-nickel metal. They formed where the olivine-rich mantle mixed with the underlying metal-rich core of a molten asteroid.

Chinguetti

Chinguetti

Mesosiderites like Chinguetti are enigmatic rocks formed during collisions on the surface of an asteroid. Chinguetti was originally thought to be a fragment of a meteorite more than 100 meters in length, although modern workers have disproven this.

Esquel

Esquel

In Esquel, the olivines retain their characteristic crystal shapes, suggesting formation in a tranquil environment.

Imilac

Imilac

Pallasites are mixtures of green olivine crystals and iron-nickel metal. They formed where the olivine-rich mantle mixed with the underlying metal-rich core of a molten asteroid.

Otinapa

Otinapa

The broken masses in Otinapa may reflect more violent mixing of olivine and metal.


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