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Fukang Meteorite: Discovered in 2000, in the Gobi Desert in China's Xinjiang Province.     It is a pallasite; a type of iron meteorite, quite rare, made out of large olivine crystals in an iron-nickel matrix. Olivine is a magnesium iron silicate, quite common in our planet’s subsurface, but which weathers fast when exposed to the surface.   Pallasites are extremely rare, (only about 1% of all meteorites). Slices from the Fukang mass, as in this photo, are reminiscent of stained glass…

Fukang Meteorite: Discovered in 2000, in the Gobi Desert in China's Xinjiang Province. It is a pallasite; a type of iron meteorite, quite rare, made out of large olivine crystals in an iron-nickel matrix. Olivine is a magnesium iron silicate, quite common in our planet’s subsurface, but which weathers fast when exposed to the surface. Pallasites are extremely rare, (only about 1% of all meteorites). Slices from the Fukang mass, as in this photo, are reminiscent of stained glass…

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