• Exhibition Text

    • A misleading mixture

      Mincy resembles the other meteorites in this case because it is a mixture of stone and iron. But it is actually a mesosiderite, a completely different kind of meteorite. Unlike pallasites, which come from a region near the core, mesosiderites are a mixture of iron from the core and rock from the crust. These materials cooled at very different rates and thus could not have hardened together, so they likely were mixed by a powerful impact.

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  • Collection Information

    • MINCY

      Found 1857 Taney County, Missouri, USA


      AMNH 887

  • For Educators

    • Topic: Earth Science

      Subtopic: Meteorites

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

      Audience: General