Chelyabinsk Russian Meteorite, Pea Stone with Crust, .32g

$12.00

Description

This is a nice example of a Chelyabinsk meteorite from the famous witnessed fall and shockwave impact that took place in Russia during the late winter of 2013. The meteorite exploded over the city of Chelyabinsk and the resulting shockwave caused widespread damage to buildings and injured thousands of people across a wide area. Scientists later analyzed the meteorites and classified them as LL5 chondrites. Many thousands of stones were found, ranging in size from less than a gram to more than a hundred kilos each. Approx. 10% of the meteorites have an altermate impact-melt lithology and others are apparent xenoliths from the parent mass.

This specimen is an uncut pea stone with black fusion crust. It weighs .32g (approx. 320mg).

Refer to the photos. The black centimeter cube is shown for scale and is not included. You are purchasing the specimen shown. Your purchase will include a labeled gemjar for safe storage.