Weather still isn’t good for astrophotography ... so I just saw this little thing in my office and like to share that: it’s a fragment of a stone-iron meteorite, a so-called Pallasite. One theory says that these rocky-iron meteorites come from the mantle-core transition zone of planetoids - so, Earth could look similar deep inside 🙂 Pallasites contain olivine (the transparent silicate mineral) in a matrix of nickel-iron and some of them even have gem-quality (Peridot) 💎 - This tiny piece comes from the Fukang Pallasite that was found in China back in 2000. - #pallasite #rockyiron #meteorite #meteorites #solarsystem #spacerock #space #extraterrestial #astronomy #spacegems #olivine #peridot #ironnickel
Must be invaluable
@rezaniazi69 not really 😉 It’s a very small piece and I didn’t pay a fortune. The big pieces and larger slides are pretty expensive though. Also the gems made from that are very expensive - bought one for my girlfriend some years ago - could only afford a tiny one 😉
@naugustin_ in my opinion stones coming from space are invaluable when they have amino-acids either in their surface or their component.
This will look good in a pendant or ring ( my work Instagram page is nanasjewelry ). I have always wanted to find a tiny meteorite. My dad got me fascinated in space at a young age. Trying to install that in my little guy now :-) Gorgeous piece by the way 👍🏻
@nanasrogers yes, that is a nice thought indeed. 👍 The only concern I have is the question of corrosion of the iron-nickel if it’s exposed to humidity in the air and on the body. I keep this piece normally in a closed box with silica gel to keep it dry 😉