A very rare slice of Mount Dooling meteorite, which belongs to IC type; there are only 10 in the world.
The meteorite has a delta-shaped wing configuration, one side is smooth and slightly concave with a well-defined fusion crust, while the other side is rough, convex and with a number of regmaglypts.
The meteorite probably penetrated much of the Earth's atmosphere in an aerodynamically stable orientation, typical of the stagnant attitude of delta-wing aircraft.
Iron meteorites are composed mainly of iron and nickel.
Actually, they are a piece of an asteroid core. In the differentiation process, when the asteroid is a ball of magma, during its formation, iron and nickel settle to the core of the asteroid, as they are the heaviest elements. After cooling, the asteroid metal core is formed. Through catastrophic collisions, the asteroid and its core break and the fragments remain in space, until a piece falls into our planet. They are estimated to account for 5.7% of falls.
At Expometeoritos, we take care of dissemination, talks, workshops, analyses, classification and exhibitions of meteorites.
We are members of:
.- IMCA (International Meteorite Collectors Association) #8187
.- Meteoritical Society
.- American Meteor Society
All our pieces are certified and, if the value of a piece is over €300, we also provide its chemical composition analysis, carried out in our facilities by X-ray spectrography.
- Minéral principal / Nom météorite
- MONTAGE DOOLING
- Forme minérale / Type météorite
- Météorite de fer, TRÈS ÉTRANGE, RARETÉ seulement 10 dans le monde de type CI
- 117.4 g
- Origine (région / ville)
- Mount manning
- Origine (pays)