From time to time, I stumble upon Meteorite Specimen that I just can’t walk by. These rocks from space often times grip me in ways that are hard to explain, and I often feel compelled to purchase them. Sometimes it’s from a significant fall, sometimes it’s due to a fascinating shape or color, and sometimes it just fulfills the compulsion of the moment. This time around, I’ve chosen two specimens to add to the collection.
This is a beautiful acquisition. This rock is relatively flat with only about 21mm thickness. It has this really cool snakeskin texture on the one side, and an amazing sheen over a dark brown patina on the front side. The regmaglypts (thumbprint shapes) are teeny structures that measure smaller than a single millimeter. There are a variety of melting indicators, fractures, and bends on the rocks’ edges. These features indicate that the sample is a shrapnel from a larger event.