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Muonionalusta Meteorite Slice

A slice of stone from space! This meteorite slice comes from Norrbotten County, Sweden (northeastern Sweden) and is called the Muonionalusta Meteorite. A large piece of the meteorite was originally discovered by a young boy in 1906. Fragments of the fine octahedrite, iron-meteorite continue to be discovered in this rural area of Sweden. The original meteorite fragmented before reaching Earth's surface, causing pieces to scatter throughout the fall site. 

The intricate criss-crossing patterns called Widmanstatten formations or Thomson structures are figures of long nickel-iron crystals found in some, but not all, meteorites. It is a mixture of interweaving Kamacite (native iron!) and Taenite bands or ribbons called lamellae. It is believed extremely slow cooling (potentially millions of years) allowed these two metal alloys to form this intricate inter-growth. The pattern is further revealed when certain meteorites are cut, polished and acid-etched.This silver-colored specimen displays beautifully front and back and is shown here with a magnetic meteorite stand (stand not included). 

Approx. 9.6 grams, 3cm H x 2cm W x .2cm Deep

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