Springwater

  • Exhibition Text

    • Round versus angular crystals

      Most pallasites, including Springwater, have rounded olivine crystals. But in Huckitta, the olivine crystals are much more angular. Both mixtures originated when molten iron was forced between olivine crystals in a partially melted asteroid. The rounded crystals formed when angular crystals partially melted and recrystallized — perhaps because they were deeper inside and thus took longer to cool.

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  • Collection Information

    • SPRINGWATER

      Found 1931 Saskatchewan, Canada

      PAL

      AMNH 2641

  • For Educators

    • Topic: Earth Science

      Subtopic: Meteorites

      Keywords: Meteorites, Astrophysics, Olivine, Mineralogy, Astrogeology, Asteroids

      Audience: General