Meteorite 4 piece fragment set
Box size is 5.5" x 4.5"
Breccia Meteorite Fragment - Northwest Africa 869
Found in the year 2000. Born by fire, Northwest Africa 869 is one of the most fascinating meteorites available to collectors. It has a highly unusual classification, L3-6, meaning it shows characteristics of different meteorite types within the same mass. MWA 869 is a breccia - a rock made up of fragments of other rocks that have been compressed or cemented together.
Campo del Cielo Iron Meteorite Fragment - Coconino, Arizona, USA
First discovered in 1571, this meteorite is believed to have fallen 4000-6000 years ago. Pieces range in size from small grains to 35 tons; consist of 92.2% iron, 6.68% nickel, 1.12% cobalt, phosphorus germanium and gallium.
Sikhote-Alin Iron Nickel Meteorite Fragment - Siberia, Russia
This meteorite fell to earth on February 12, 1947 in Eastern Siberia. Observers witnessed a bright fireball with a 10 mile smoke trail and heard a deafening roar. The meteor broke up several miles above the earth, creating a rain of shrapnel. Fortunately, the fall was in an uninhabited area. It is composed of 93% iron, 5.9% nickel, .42% cobalt, .68% phosphorus germanium.
Canyon Diablo Iron Octahedrite Meteorite Fragment - Coconino, Arizona
The asteroid fell about 50,000 years ago that created Meteor Crater, Arizona, United States. The meteorites have been known and collected since the mid-19th Century and were used by pre-historic Native Americans.
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