This sample is from the interface of the molten iron core and stony mantle of an asteroid that shattered following a collision with another asteroid. The metallic matrix is highly polished and the highly translucent olivine and peridot crystals range in hue from chartreuse to amber. Modern cutting and polishing.
139 x 81 x 2 mm. (5½ x 3 x ⅛ in.) and 127.3 g.
A complete slice of a meteorite with... read more