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Costilla Peak

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Separated at birth?

Though Costilla Peak (above) and Bella Roca (below) landed in different places on Earth, they have nearly identical compositions, indicating that they probably came from the same asteroid.

Collection Information

COSTILLA PEAK

Found 1881

Taos County, New Mexico, USA

IIIAB

AMNH 31

For Educators

Topic: Earth Science

Subtopic: Meteorites

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

Audience: General