A fall observed in 1516, although the pieces were recovered from 1958 on, when they were melted for their use in China's growing industrialization
Sent with a display box
The meteorite exploded during its pass through the atmosphere and the pieces were scattered across a scattering ellipse of 28 km long and 8 km wide
A metal meteorite is composed, mainly, of iron and nickel.
Actually, it's a piece an asteroid´s core. In the process of differentiation, when the asteroid is a ball of magma, during its formation, iron and nickel are deposited in the centre of the asteroid, as they are the heaviest elements. After cooling, the asteroid´s metal core is formed. Through catastrophic collisions, the asteroid and its core break and those fragments remain in space, until a piece fall to our planet. They are estimated to account for 5.7 % of falls.
At Expometeoritos, we take care of the dissemination, talks, workshops, analysis, classification and exhibitions of Meteorites.
We are members of:
.- IMCA (International Meteorite Collectors Association) #8187
.- Meteoritical Society
.- American Meteor Society
All our pieces are certified and we also deliver the analysis of the chemical composition if the value of the piece exceeds €300, carried out in our facilities by X-ray Spectrography.
- Minéral principal / Nom météorite
- Forme minérale / Type météorite
- Météorite de fer, Chine, TRÈS RARE
- Type IAB-MG
- 18.5 g
- Origine (région / ville)
- Origine (pays)