Jewels from space

  • Collection Information

    • These stunning meteorites come from a region between the crust and core of a differentiated asteroid.

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  • For Educators

    • Topic: Earth Science

      Subtopic: Meteorites

      Keywords: Meteorites, Astrophysics, Astrogeology, Asteroids

      Audience: General

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Brenham (AMNH 879)

Brenham (AMNH 879)

Pallasites, with their combination of gleaming metal and translucent olivine crystals, are among the most rare and beautiful of all meteorites.

Springwater

Springwater

Most pallasites, including Springwater, have rounded olivine crystals.

Huckitta

Huckitta

Most pallasites, including Springwater, have rounded olivine crystals. But in Huckitta,the olivine crystals are much more angular.

Esquel

Esquel

Esquel shows liquid metal surging into and breaking apart a cluster of silicate crystals.

Mincy

Mincy

Mincy resembles the other meteorites in this case because it is a mixture of stone and iron.