Pallasite stony-iron meteorite

Pallasite stony-iron meteorite

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Caption: Pallasite stony-iron meteorite. This polished slice of a meteorite that was found near Steinbach, Germany, shows a metallic matrix of nickel and iron interspersed with the mineral olivine. Stony-iron meteorites are quite rare, most meteorites being either stony or metallic. This sample measures 55 millimetres across.

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