Muonionalusta Meteorite Slice with Widmanstatten

Average size: 20-30mm

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This rare slice of the Muonionalusta meteorite, found in 1906 in Norbotten, Sweden, shows a classic example of the Widmanstatten pattern. Widmanstätten patterns, are figures of long nickel-iron crystals. They consist of a fine interleaving of kamacite and taenite bands or ribbons called lamellae. Commonly, in gaps between the lamellae, a fine-grained mixture of kamacite and taenite called plessite can be found. 

The Muonionalusta is a meteorite classified as fine octahedrite, type IVA (Of) which impacted in northern Scandinavia, west of the border between Sweden and Finland, about one million years BCE. The first fragment of the Muonionalusta was found in 1906 near the village of Kitkiöjärvi.

SIMILAR TO SEENThe image shows an example of the single specimen you will receive. This will be picked from our stock box graded and with a size within the minimum and maximum size range indicated. It will not be the exact specimen in the photo, the colours, shape, size and style may vary as with any natural item. To guarantee the specimen  you receive will be representative by that in photo.