Iron Meteorite Sterling Silver Pendant
Nickel iron Meteorite sandwiched between two faceted Quartz caps. Set in sterling silver.
Muonionalusta, Norrbotten, Sweden
Iron / Fine Octahedrite IVA (Of)
8.4% nickel and trace amounts of rare elements
0.33 ppm gallium, 0.133 ppm germanium and 1.6 ppm iridium. It also contains the minerals chromite, daubréelite, schreibersite, akaganéite and inclusions of troilite. Studies have shown it to be the oldest discovered meteorite impacting the Earth during the Quaternary period, about one million years ago. It is quite clearly part of the iron core or mantle of a planetoid, which shattered into many pieces upon its fall on our planet. Since landing here this meteorite has experienced four ice ages. It was unearthed from a glacial moraine in the northern tundra.
Measures approx. 23mm (.9") in length including the Bail.