24g Brahin Pallasite Meteorite

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Classification: Pallasite

Measurements: ~ 2-3/4" x 1-3/4"

Location: Russia

Weight: 24 grams

A beautiful slice of meteorite with large pockets of olivine crystal.

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Brahin is in the pallasite class of meteorites which only represents about 0.2% of all meteorites. These meteorites were found in Byelorussia in 1810. After forming in the asteroid belt billions of years ago, other rocky masses impacted the pallasite / planetesimals, scattering its fragments,sending some of them to Earth. Earth formed in the same way as the above planetesimals, but on a much larger scale and was not impacted to to point of destruction. While still in its molten state, the Earth escaped the asteroid belt and began its rotation around the Sun, slowly completing its spherical form and began to cool. Because Pallasites are similar to the mineralogical composition of Earth they can be useful in researching Earth's geology.