Astro West Fine Minerals
Muonionalusta Meteorite on Custom Base // 12.5 Lb.
This large specimen displays the beauty of the Muonionalusta meteorite in its uncut, unpolished form. Muonionalusta is a meteorite classified as a fine octahedrite which impacted in northern Scandinavia west of the border between Sweden and Finland about one million years BCE. The first Muonionalusta was found in 1906 and it is one of the oldest known meteorites at roughly 4.5 billion years old. This specimen is part of the meteorite's iron core or mantle, which shattered into many pieces upon its fall to our planet. On Earth, it has experienced four ice ages. Mainly comprised of a combination of iron and nickel, the distinct type of etching displayed by this type of meteorite when brought out by cutting and acid etching is known as the Widmanstätten pattern. This visually and historically fascinating acquisition comes on a custom metal stand (base measures 7"L x 4"W) and makes a unique art piece. Comes with Certificate of Authenticity.
Dimensions: 7"L x 4.5"W x 4.5"H, Weight: 12.5 lb.
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