Jewels from space
These stunning meteorites come from a region between the crust and core of a differentiated asteroid.
Topic: Earth Science
Keywords: Asteroids, Astrogeology, Astrophysics, Meteorites
Pallasites, with their combination of gleaming metal and translucent olivine crystals, are among the most rare and beautiful of all meteorites.
Most pallasites, including Springwater, have rounded olivine crystals.
Most pallasites, including Springwater, have rounded olivine crystals. But in Huckitta,the olivine crystals are much more angular.
Esquel shows liquid metal surging into and breaking apart a cluster of silicate crystals.
Mincy resembles the other meteorites in this case because it is a mixture of stone and iron.