Rose City Meteorite (thin section)
Rose City Meteorite (thin section)
Rose City Meteorite (thin section)


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Collection Tier:
Tier 1

Rose City Meteorite (thin section)

Identifier:
2020.2.15
Description:

An ordinary chondrite (stony meteorite), high in iron (H group) and petrologic type 5.

The fall was witnessed on October 17, 1921, around 11:00 pm, near Rose City, Michigan.

The only two specimens (13 and 7 pound) recovered from this meteorite were found on George Hall’s property.

This meteorite has a unique structure, because at one point it was heated to a molten-like state, deforming the chondrules and causing the metal within it to flow, before solidifying again.  This happened long before it entered Earth’s atmosphere.

Current Location Status:
On Exhibit
Source:
Museum Purchase
Rights:

Exhibit/Program
Planetarium ()
Maker/Donor
New England Meteoritical Services
Related Place
Rose City
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