• Exhibition Text

    • 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.

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  • Collection Information


      Found 1940 Butler County, Nebraska, USA


      AMNH 3789

  • For Educators

    • Topic: Earth Science

      Subtopic: Meteorites

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

      Audience: General