Portales Valley

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    • 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


      Fell June 13, 1998

      Roosevelt County, New Mexico, USA


      AMNH 5001

  • For Educators

    • Topic: Earth Science

      Subtopic: Meteorites

      Keywords: Meteorites, Astrophysics, Astronomy, Astrogeology

      Audience: General