Esquel

A slice of the Esquel meteorite. This type of meteorite is from the core-mantle boundary of an ancient planetoid that was smacked apart billions of years ago. The metal is iron/nickle core material and the crystals are peridot from the mantle area. At the interface, they mix together as you can see. This piece is from my collection.

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  • Beej Jorgensen 10y

    Well! I was just in Grass Valley, CA the day before yesterday looking at meteorites in a local shop there--I forget the name. Got the rundown on a number of meteorites he had on display, including four of these. It's a pricey thing to collect! Very beautiful and...otherworldly, however.
  • patisfaction ~ censored 10y

    awsum piece!
  • Eelco 10y

    Oh my god! What a wonderful specimen of Esquel!
  • Ǎɗɑɭ 10y

    wonderful... I want one like this! :D
  • Lakerdog 6y

    a cool beauty
  • Janos Gabor Varga 4y

    I am speachless.... such a beauty!!!
  • Engineer J 9mo

    Rarity and beauty!
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Taken on December 25, 2004
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