Linwood main content.


Part of Hall of Meteorites.

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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


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