About this product
Sourced from Spacerocks UK
We source our meteorites from David Bryant at Spacerocks UK. David has been a meteorite specialist for over 15-years and is a well known and respected figure in the industry - you might have met him at an event or attended one of his talks.
Spacerocks UK are also members of the prestigious International Meteorite Collectors Association (IMCA) so offer a lifetime guarantee of authenticity with all of their meteorites.
If you are looking for something larger or more unique than the meteorites offered here please contact us, we will do our best to source something suitable.
Own a beautiful slice of the Muonionalusta nickel-iron meteorite.
Sliced, polished and etched to bring out the distinctive Widmanstätten pattern.
Supplied in an acrylic box.
Meteorites make fantastic gifts for astronomers and people interested in space - children and adults alike!
Please note - meteorites are unique and come in different shapes and sizes. We have photographed a number intended to represent the meteorite you receive but the actual meteorite and packaging will differ slightly from those photographed. The price displayed is for a single meteorite. The Storm Trooper is not included ;-)
Muonionalusta is a nickel-iron meteorite (classified as a fine octahedrite) originally found near the village of Kitkiöjärvi, Sweden in 1906. It was reportedly discovered by two children whilst kicking at stones lying on the ground.
The meteorite was first described in 1910 by Professor A. G. Högbom who named it after a nearby place on the Muonio River.
During construction work in 1946 and digging of a causeway in 1963, further large examples were discovered, bringing the total known mass to around 250kg.
Etching reveals a very similar structure to the Gibeon meteorite from Namibia which shares its 1VA (Of) classification.
Iron meteorites are remnants of the cores of shattered, differentiated planets and are all around 4.2 billion years old.
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