Iron Meteorites

A Pallasite meteorite

p4A ItemID D9949800
Chondrite stony meteorite specimen, likely H classification with 15 to 19 percent iron-nickel content, Morocco

p4A ItemID D9759807
A large Gibeon meteorite of iron and nickel composition from Namibia

p4A ItemID D9736307
A Gibeon iron and nickel meteorite from Namibia

p4A ItemID D9736305

Only eight percent of all meteorites that fall to earth are iron meteorites, ninty-two percent are stony meteorites. Iron meteorites are fragments of the metal cores of asteroids from the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Nickel frequently accounts for the second largest portion of iron meteorites.


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