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Bella Roca

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All iron meteorites contain grains or nodules of other minerals. When the molten metal cooled and crystallized, elements that do not fit into the mineral structure of iron crystals, such as sulfur, became concentrated in droplets between the iron crystals.

Collection Information

BELLA ROCA

Found 1888 Sierra de San Francisco, Santiago Papasquiaro, Durango, Mexico

IIIAB

AMNH 135

For Educators

Topic: Earth Science

Subtopic: Meteorites

Keywords: Astrophysics, Iron alloys, Minerals, Chemical elements, Astrogeology, Meteorites, Iron

Audience: General