specimens are fragments of stone meteorites found in the Sahara
Desert in Northwest Africa, likely by nomads. Although they are
exceedingly rare when compared to terrestrial rocks, these are
the most abundant type of meteorite and are referred to as "common
chondrites." These specific pieces have not been classified,
but we know they are H or L chondrites (the letter designating
the amount of metal contained: "H" for high and "L"
for low) and this type of meteorite has already extensively studied.
Composed largely of spherical grain-like silicate chondrules,
these stone meteorites were once part of the crust of large asteroid
within the Asteroid Belt and the chondrules found in these fragments
are older than the solar system!
This great meteorite collectible comes with excellent documentation:
a specimen identification card, an information sheet about Northwest
African stone meteorites, a Meteorite Men Certificate of Authenticity,
and an exclusive color photograph of the Meteorite Men,
personally signed by Steve and Geoff.
NOTES AND DIMENSIONS
You will receive at least 500 grams of meteorite fragments together
with exclusive documentation. Meteorites are sold by weight and
the sizes of individual pieces will vary. Every specimen is 100%
guaranteed to be an authentic rock from outer space.
The Meteorite Men Collector's Set includes 500 grams of genuine
stone meteorites. The photograph shown here includes representative
examples, that are similar but not identical to the meteorites
you will receive, as every specimen is unique. Approximately 40
pieces per order.
ABOUT THE METEORITE MEN
Geoff of Meteorite Men is a meteorite specialist, photographer
and science writer and his meteorite hunting articles and photographs
have appeared in Meteorite magazine, Astronomy, Rock
& Gem, Sky & Telescope, Wired, Geotimes, Seed,
Sci Q, and many other national and international publications.
He is also a fellow of the world famous Explorer's Club.
Steve of Meteorite Men stunned the scientific community
in the fall of 2005 when he discovered a 1,430-lb pallasite meteorite
buried in a cornfield near Brenham, Kansas. It is the largest
of its type ever found in North America. Pallasites are unique
among meteorites as they are composed of iron-nickel and olivine
crystals (the gemstone peridot).
The two friends have made documentaries about meteorite hunting
for Discovery, National Geographic, The History Channel, PBS,
and The Travel Channel as well as co-hosting Science Channel's
Meteorite Men adventure series.
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