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Iron Meteorite

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Locality: 
Muonionalusta Meteorite, Kitkiöjärvi, Pajala, Norrbotten County, Sweden
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.7 × 2.7 × 0.14 cm
Description

A cut and etched Muonionalusta meteorite showing the typical characteristic Widmanstätten pattern, that are alternating kamacite-taenite Fe-Ni phases. It is a fine octahedrite, type IVA (Of), that was found in Kitkiöjärvi (Sweden) in 1906 and apparently it impacted about one million years ago. This meteorite is very old (~4.565 billion years), so about the same age of the Earth (4.54 ± 0.05 billion years).

Ex Frank Geets stock.

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