Muonionalusta Meteorite Slice with Troylite Inclusion on Custom 'Icarus Shoe' Inspired Rotating Custom Stand 9.8kg Meteorite | Rare Earth Gallery

MUONIONALUSTA METEORITE

This one of a kind piece of history from “the world beyond” is a must-have, and is by far one of the most unique statement pieces you'll ever see. Muonionalusta is a meteorite classified as fine octahedrite, type IVA. This piece impacted in northern Scandinavia, west of the border between Sweden and Finland, about one million years ago. It was discovered in 1906 and given its name based on the nearby Muonio River. The Widmanstätten patterns (fine, needle-like patterns) form due to the precipitation of a single crystal-phase into two separate phases. The Widmanstätten patterns appear during acid etching because kamacite is more easily dissolved by weak acid than taenite. Therefore, Widmanstätten patterns are only found in meteorites, not in any naturally forming rocks on Earth's surface. This end piece is a part of nature's history. This meteorite is set in a unique, robust custom hand-fabricated steel stand. The entire specimen rotates, illustrating the attributes of this spectacular example from outer space from all sides. On one axis, it shows the outer skin of the meteorite as it burned through the atmosphere of the earth. On the other axis is the inside of the mass showing a fine example of The out-of-this-world Widmanstätten patterns. This piece is sure to stun, impress, and display the one-of-a-kind beauty meteorites inhibit. 


Click here to watch a video of the Meteorite spinning.

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Muonionalusta Meteorite Slice with Troylite Inclusion on Custom 'Icarus Shoe' Inspired Rotating Custom Stand 9.8kg Meteorite

MUONIONALUSTA METEORITE

This one of a kind piece of history from “the world beyond” is a must-have, and is by far one of the most unique statement pieces you'll ever see. Muonionalusta is a meteorite classified as fine octahedrite, type IVA. This piece impacted in northern Scandinavia, west of the border between Sweden and Finland, about one million years ago. It was discovered in 1906 and given its name based on the nearby Muonio River. The Widmanstätten patterns (fine, needle-like patterns) form due to the precipitation of a single crystal-phase into two separate phases. The Widmanstätten patterns appear during acid etching because kamacite is more easily dissolved by weak acid than taenite. Therefore, Widmanstätten patterns are only found in meteorites, not in any naturally forming rocks on Earth's surface. This end piece is a part of nature's history. This meteorite is set in a unique, robust custom hand-fabricated steel stand. The entire specimen rotates, illustrating the attributes of this spectacular example from outer space from all sides. On one axis, it shows the outer skin of the meteorite as it burned through the atmosphere of the earth. On the other axis is the inside of the mass showing a fine example of The out-of-this-world Widmanstätten patterns. This piece is sure to stun, impress, and display the one-of-a-kind beauty meteorites inhibit. 


Click here to watch a video of the Meteorite spinning.

$79,500.00
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Muonionalusta Meteorite Slice with Troylite Inclusion on Custom 'Icarus Shoe' Inspired Rotating Custom Stand 9.8kg Meteorite