14.3 gr Fukang Meteorite with Stand

14.3 gr Fukang Meteorite with Stand

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This meteorite slice has an almost equal distribution of olivine and the nickel-iron matrix. One side of this specimen is polished, while the other is acid etched. The stand included with the meteorite is a magnetite stand which will showcase the slice

Measurements: ~ 3/4" wide x 1-3/4" tall
Location: Fukang, Xinjiang, Western China Mountains
Weight: 14.3 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.