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B.7.2.2. Portales Valley. The heat of impact hero

Portales Valley

Portales Valley

  • Exhibition Text

    • The heat of impact

      The parent body of Portales Valley was hit at least twice by other planetesimals. The first impact caused the metal present in the matrix to melt. A second impact caused the molten metal to flow through veins in the shattered rock, creating the pattern seen here.

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  • Collection Information

    • PORTALES VALLEY

      Fell June 13, 1998

      Roosevelt County, New Mexico, USA

      H6

      AMNH 5001

  • For Educators

    • Topic: Earth Science

      Subtopic: Meteorites

      Keywords: Astrogeology, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Meteorites

      Audience: General

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