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TitleIron-nickel meteorite from Hallock, Minnesota
DescriptionMost natural iron-nickel alloys are extraterrestrial (meteorites) although some rare natural terrestrial samples are known. Hundreds of meteors fall toward earth every day, but most of them burn up in the atmosphere. The few that make it to earth usually land in water, and the few that land on the ground are generally small and so often overlooked. This sample is 6 cm across.
LocationUSA ▹ Minnesota. Near Hallock.
PhotographerDarla Sondrol. 2001-06-26.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #32.
Key wordsiron, nickel, meteorite, Minnesota
Tech details896 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number873