Awesome etched Muonionalusta meteorite slice 90 grams

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jul 17, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House
Name: Muonionalusta
This is the OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1906
Country: Sweden
Nice specimen for your collection. Authenticity guaranteed.

83mm x 65mm and 3mm thick

The muonionalusta was first found in Kiruna Norrbotten Sweden in 1906. It is a fine octahedrite.

Octahedrites -composed primarily of the nickel-iron alloys Taenite and Kamacite- are the most common class of iron meteorites.

They represent the core of planetesimals and can be taken as an analogon to the inner core of our planet earth. Due to a long cooling time in the interior of the parent asteroids, these alloys have crystallized into intermixed bands.

When polished and acid etched the Widmanstätten patterns of intersecting lines of lamellar Kamacite and Taenite become visible.

You get the meteorite seen in the photo with an information card about it.

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