𝐌𝐮𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐚. Iron, IVA. Personal collection and hunting (4276g)06/07/2022
𝐆𝐢𝐛𝐞𝐨𝐧 𝐏𝐨𝐰𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐏𝐞𝐧 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐜𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐬.06/07/2022
All meteorites are supposed to be older than the oldest terrestrial rock. But Muonionalusta is thought to be the meteorite that has been the longest on Earth. Its estimated time of arrival is 1 million years. It fell in Northern Sweden, near the current border with Finland. It was discovered in 1906 when workers were moving earth for the construction of a road. After that the meteorite was forgotten for decades until a new road was constructed a new meteorites appeared. A worker took a weird-looking rock to a mineral exhibition and one person identified it as a meteorite again. The typical Muonionalusta meteorite has rounded shapes caused by the several glaciar movements that have transported them for kilometers. It is classified as an IVA iron meteorite.
Remark: The piece has been cleaned and underwent a rigorous stabilization process for 6 months. It has been part of my personal collection for all this time but the time has come to find a new home.
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