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C.3.2. Jewels from space hero

Jewels from space

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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C.3.2.1. Brenham. Gems from space

Brenham (AMNH 879)

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

C.3.2.3. Sprinwater. Round versus angular crystals


Most pallasites, including Springwater, have rounded olivine crystals.

C.3.2.3. Huckitta. Round versus angular crystals


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

C.3.2.5. Esquel. Look closely.jpg


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

C.3.2.7. Mincy. A misleading mixture.jpg


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

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