Iron meteorites

Iron meteorites come from the core of dead asteroids. Heavy metallic elements sank towards the center of these asteroids due to gravity. Collisions with other bodies then released their metallic cores to space. Iron meteorites are alloys, mainly of iron and nickel and trace elements such as iridium. Scientific classification depends on the meteorite’s chemical composition and is complex. They are also classified according to their structures which is visually more intuitive: octahedrites, hexahedrites and ataxites. Learn more




  • 232g. Mexico, 1776 toluca
  • $200.000
  • 30kg. Morocco, 2011

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