Huckitta meteorite. Pallasite from Australia. Endcut
Pallasites are considered by many to be the most beautiful type of meteorite. They are thought to originate at the core-mantle boundary of differentiated asteroids. They were then shattered to space through another meteorite impact until they fell on Earth. Due to their beauty some of them are used in jewelry or as aesthetic decoration.
In 1924 a meteorite of 1084 grams was found in the Northern Territory of Australia. 13 years later the main mass of 1411 kg was recovered at Huckitta (22°22’S, 135°46’E). Over 900 kilograms (2,000 lb) of iron shale were also found.
It is a pallasite related to Main Group of pallasites. This pallasite is severely weathered: almost all of the metal is highly oxidized and transformed mainly into maghemite and goethite, and the olivine crystals are often altered. Sometimes it is called an anomalous Main Group pallasite due to its high Ge and Ga contents and lower Au content.
Certificate of authenticity included. IMCA 5591.
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