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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Esquel pallasite

Photograph of the Esquel pallasite meteorite (USNM 6474)
Photo by Chip Clark. Click to zoom.
Catalog Number USNM 6474
Meteorite Type Pallasite
Locality Argentina
Weight 1,091 g

From the exhibit

Compare the olivine crystals in Esquel and Otinapa. In Esquel, the olivines retain their characteristic crystal shapes, suggesting formation in a tranquil environment. The broken masses in Otinapa may reflect more violent mixing of olivine and metal.



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