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Muonionalusta Meteorite


The Muonionalusta Meteorite was discovered in 1906 in Norrbotten, Sweden. It is classified as a fine octahedrite, type IVA. It fell to the Earth during the Quaternary period, about one million years ago. Primarily an iron meteorite, it has a concentration of about 8.4% nickel and trace amounts or rare elements – including gallium, germanium, and iridium. These specimens have been sliced and dipped in acid to show their crystalline structure.

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