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Morenosite Crystalline Gardens In Vaca Muerta Mesosiderite | by [fluxa]
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Morenosite Crystalline Gardens In Vaca Muerta Mesosiderite

The meteorite of Vaca Muerta fell in a zone of coastal influence of the Atacama Desert where the humidity goes in land in the form of dense fog. This allowed the growth of wonderful crystalline formations of apple green color or greenish white vitrous luster. Morenosite crystals, a heptahydrated nickel sulfate, are the result of a mixture of terrestrial sulfates with extraterrestrial nickel during thousands of years of adequate humidity conditions.

 

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Taken on January 31, 2013