14.5 gram Fukang Meteorite Slice

14.5 gram Fukang Meteorite Slice

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This meteorite slice is heavily ladened with Olivine crystals, displaying lemon drop coloration. One side of this specimen is polished, while the other is acid etched.

Measurements: ~ 1-3/4" x 3/4"
Location: Fukang, Xinjiang, Western China Mountains
Weight: 14.6 grams

More Information:

The Fukang meteorite which fell in the year 2000, is a stony-iron meteorite that contains large, gem quality olivine, in a nickel-iron matrix. The olivine crystals very in shape, from rounded to angular. The sizes vary as well, with some some as small as 5 millimeters, up to several centimeters. The Olivine crystals are normally fractured and produce coloration from light yellow to deep orange.