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Part of Hall of Meteorites.

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Look closely

Esquel shows liquid metal surging into and breaking apart a cluster of silicate crystals. These dazzling crystals are made of olivine, a mineral type that includes the gemstone peridot.

Collection Information


Found 1951 Chubut, Argentina


AMNH 4958

For Educators

Topic: Earth Science

Subtopic: Meteorites

Keywords: Meteorites, Astrophysics, Olivine, Astrogeology, Asteroids, Crystals

Audience: General