Nantan Météorite de fer, Chine, TRÈS RARE - 18.5 g

Description
Nantan Météorite de fer, Chine, TRÈS RARE - 18.5 g
Guangxi, Chine

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.

Informations du lot
Minéral principal / Nom météorite
Nantan
Forme minérale / Type météorite
Météorite de fer, Chine, TRÈS RARE
Supplément
Type IAB-MG
Poids
18.5 g
Origine (région / ville)
Guangxi
Origine (pays)
Chine
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