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Mount Joy

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Coarse crystals

In meteorites with the coarsest patterns, such as Linwood (above) and Mount Joy (right), the crystals are not flat plates. When flat crystals run into each other and cannot grow any wider, they become thicker instead to fill the available space. This produces an irregular pattern.

Collection Information

MOUNT JOY

Found 1887 Adams County, Pennsylvania,

USA IIAB

AMNH 92

For Educators

Topic: Earth Science

Subtopic: Meteorites

Keywords: Astrophysics, Iron-nickel alloys, Mineralogy, Astrogeology, Crystals, Meteorites, Iron

Audience: General