Best of the vault: unique treasures from ASU's meteorite collection
These specimens are just a sampling of the many unique treasures housed in the ASU Center for Meteorite Studies collection.
This photo of the meteorite Allende shows grass adhering to the stone from the impact. ASU#818, 7888g.
Bishopville, an aubrite, is one of the rarities and odd meteorites in ASU’s collection. ASU#212s, 1077.1g.
This close up of the Bruno iron meteorite shows fusion crust and regmaglypts. ASU#132.1x, 12.458g.
Pictured above are Canyon Diablo impact spheroids. Cube is a 1 cm scale.
Chesterville is an IIAB iron meteorite. This image also shows pieces forged from the meteorite in the mid 1800s. ASU#251sf, 1750g.
This image shows part of a barred olivine chondrule from the Coolidge C4-ung carbonaceous chondrite. Blue is olivine and devitrified glass between the olivine bars. ASU#397.2x. Thin section. Field of view ~50 microns.
Shown here is a graphite nodule from the Canyon Diablo meteorite. White is metal, gray/black is graphite. ASU#34_133, 4121 g. Field of view ~5 cm.
Pictured here is Henbury shrapnel, an IIIAB iron meteorite. ASU#F193.4, 286.3g.
A jar with 750 individual, fusion crusted Holbrook "peas". Each weighs under 1 gram.
The meteorite Losttown possesses a well developed Widmanstätten pattern. ASU holds the main mass. ASU#288s, 2512 g. Polished face 7 cm wide.
Norton County, an aubrite, is irradiated with UV light showing bright yellow fluorescent enstatite. ASU#523, 10.9 g. Width of specimen is 3 cm.
NWA1152 is an nngrouped primitive carbonaceous chondrite (C3-ung). ASU#1628_1, 7.35g, Face is 4 cm wide.
Thika, an L6 ordinary chondrite, fell July 16, 2011 in Kiambu County, Kenya. ASU#1714_1, 377g.
Thumrayt 001, is a pallasite. ASU#1685_1, 90.7g.
Wolf Creek, an IIIAB iron meteorite, is in the shape of a ball. ASU#673.3. 996.4g.