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AMAZING HUGE 16000 GM SWEDISH MUONIONALUSTA  METEORITE ; FULL METEORITE

AMAZING HUGE 16000 GM SWEDISH MUONIONALUSTA METEORITE ; FULL METEORITE

Lunaite - lunar breccia (NW Africa 8586 Meteorite).This Moon rock has been classified as a "lunar feldspathic fragmental breccia": a poor lithologic label.All breccias have fragments so "fragmental breccia" is uninformative, unnecessary, & redundant.Also the dominant clast type isn't feldspar, it's anorthosite, a coarsely-crystalline textured, intrusive igneous rock dominated by the mineral anorthite.Some clasts are basalt from lunar lowlands.The anorthosite clasts come from the lunar…

Lunaite - lunar breccia (NW Africa 8586 Meteorite).This Moon rock has been classified as a "lunar feldspathic fragmental breccia": a poor lithologic label.All breccias have fragments so "fragmental breccia" is uninformative, unnecessary, & redundant.Also the dominant clast type isn't feldspar, it's anorthosite, a coarsely-crystalline textured, intrusive igneous rock dominated by the mineral anorthite.Some clasts are basalt from lunar lowlands.The anorthosite clasts come from the lunar…

Meteorite Picture of the Day from Tucson Meteorites

Meteorite Picture of the Day from Tucson Meteorites

12 grams black TEKTITE METEORITE

a black carbon impact glass hardness contains the ability to scratch synthetic corundum pink sapphire. the stone has been faceted to a honeycomb cut.

Diogenite meteorite.  This stony achondrite type originates from the deep mantle zone of asteroid Vesta.  It consists of pyroxene and plagioclase crystals embedded in a rocky host matrix.  Diogenites can vary greatly in appearance.  This specimen is a fresh example of the Johnstown meteorite fall.

Diogenite meteorite. This stony achondrite type originates from the deep mantle zone of asteroid Vesta. It consists of pyroxene and plagioclase crystals embedded in a rocky host matrix. Diogenites can vary greatly in appearance. This specimen is a fresh example of the Johnstown meteorite fall.

This Campo del Cielo iron meteorite was found in Formosa, Argentina in 2001 and displays a very rare natural hole © www.aerolite.org

This Campo del Cielo iron meteorite was found in Formosa, Argentina in 2001 and…

Australian meteorite

Meteorite from Australia

Murnpeowie meteorite, a thumbprinted iron meteorite.

Meteorite - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia/Murnpeowie meteorite, an iron meteorite with regmaglypts resembling thumbprints

Meteorite Picture of the Day from Tucson Meteorites

Meteorite Picture of the Day from Tucson Meteorites

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