The Mineralia Collection
The Museum Collection
Mineralia: (archaic, taxonomy) The taxonomic category for all non-life; that which is not life is a mineral.
Transitional Pallasite Meteorite
Olivine (peridot) crystals in an iron-nickel matrix. Coarser metal areas develop Widmanstätten patterns upon etching. Theorized as formed of core-mantle boundary material of early differentiated bodies fragmented by collision.
Type: Stony-iron, Coarse octahedrite
Group: Main Group Pallasite
Magadan Oblast, Russia