INDIAN BUTTE - H5 Ordinary Chondrite Meteorite End Cut 17.7g - CRUST
On Offer: 17.7g Indian butte (late recovery fall) - Ordinary chondrite meteorite end cut with fresh crust found by Larry Atkins.
Description: This is a 17.7 gram end cut of the Indian Butte meteorite with amazing fusion crust. What I like to call a, "late recovery fall" the fireball for the is meteorite was widely seen and recorded but the meteorite itself was not recovered until several years after the atmospheric event was recorded. This is one of the nicest specimens of this meteorite available today, and was found by my friend Larry Atkins and comes from his personal collection.
I offer a 100% no questions asked 30 day return policy.
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"Chondrites are stony (non-metallic) meteorites that have not been modified due to melting or differentiation of the parent body. They are formed when various types of dust and small grains that were present in the early solar system accreted to form primitive asteroids. They are the most common type of meteorite that falls to Earth with estimates for the proportion of the total fall that they represent varying between 85.7% and 86.2%. Their study provides important clues for understanding the origin and age of the Solar System, the synthesis of organic compounds, the origin of life or the presence of water on Earth. One of their characteristics is the presence of chondrules, which are round grains formed by distinct minerals, that normally constitute between 20% and 80% of a chondrite by volume."
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