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- Muonionalusta Meteorite Watch -30mm Face With Black Leather Band
Muonionalusta Meteorite Watch -30mm Face With Black Leather BandMuonionalusta Meteorite Watch -30mm Face With Black Leather Band
A watch is a staple in any collection of accessories. A watch is a classic piece to have, wearing a watch automatically creates a business savvy look. The Meteorite inside this takes luxury watches to the next level, don't think twice before grabbing such a eye-catching piece.
All of the custom stand are made at Rare Earth Gallery are made at our local metal fabrication facility. Muonionalusta Meteorite is a Nickel-Iron alloy meteorite discovered in northern Scandinavia in 1906. These Nickel-Iron Meteorites are one of the only meteorites that display the curious feature of the Widmanstatten pattern, which is comprised to lamellae (bands) of Kamacite & Taenite, two iron-nickel minerals with very different iron-nickel ratios. This pattern is formed when the material is cooling through the “dark, red, hot” temperature range. In order to form the macroscopic lamellae, the material needs to have a cooling rate in the range of 100-6600 degrees Celsius per MILLION years. In comparison the earth’s own core is cooling at the rate of -100 degrees Celsius per BILLION years! Muonionalusta Meteorite, named after the nearby place it impacted, Muonionalusta on the Muonio River. Studies have shown it to be the oldest discovered meteorite, impacting Earth during the Quaternary Period, about 1 million years ago. But the technical age of this meteorite was found through radiological dating, which through cosmic ray exposure data tell us about how the body broke apart approximately 400 million years ago. Yep, it’s really old. The ancient Chinese considered meteorites to be sacred stones, and the Tibetans knew them as vajra stones, associated with the fiery power of creation. Thousands of meteors collide with the Earth every day, but only a tiny fraction reach the ground without completely burning up. A few more fun facts about Munionalusta Meteorite. Excalibur, the fabled sword of King Arthur, was said to have been made from a Nickel-Iron Meteorite. These meteorites are composed of the same materials that forms the Earth’s core, and they may come from the cores of destroyed planets or the planet-forming bodies called planetesimals, so there’s a possibility that you could own a fragment of a planetary core! Metaphysically, Nickel-Iron Meteorites vibrate with an almost electrical intensity. They have the capacity to activate the kundalini channel along the spine, bringing the usually dormant spiritual fire which exists in all human beings into full force.
*As each piece is unique and one of a kind, please allow for variations in size, shape, and color of the stone that you receive.