Photo of the Orion Nebula Courtesy of NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Orion Nebula (Photo Courtesy of NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA))

IRON METEORITES



Photo of a lovely etched Gibeon Iron Meteorite


Iron meteorites are composed primarily of various alloys of iron and nickel (primarily kamacite and taenite), and are derived from planetary cores that were broken apart billions of years ago by catastrophic impact events. The crystalline patterns within Meteorites are known as "Widmanstätten" patterns after the Austrian Count Alois von Widmanstätten who first discovered these patterns in 1808. These patterns are formed of interwoven bands of kamacite and taenite, and can only form over literally millions of years of cooling. It has been estimated that it took about 1000 years for these molten pieces of planetary core to cool by just 1 degree celsius! The beautiful crystalline patterns characteristic of iron meteorites are more than just beautiful oddities-they tell us how long it took for the planetary core from which the meteorite is derived to cool! Below you will find links to some of our beautifully etched meteorites.


Etched Gibeon Meteorites For Sale
Photo of an etched Gibeon Iron Meteorite


Etched Canyon Diablo Meteorites For Sale
Canyon Diablo Iron Meteorite


Etched Campo Meteorites For Sale
Photo of an etched Canyon Diablo Iron Meteorite


Etched Seymchan Meteorites For Sale
Photo of an etched Seymchan Iron Meteorite


Historic Cape York (IIIA) For Sale
Photo of Cape York Iron Meteorite


NEW, Rare IAB-sHL NWA 4711 Meteorite For Sale
NWA 4711 Iron Meteorite


NEW, Rare IAB-sHL NWA 4706 Meteorite For Sale SOLD!
NWA 4706 Iron Meteorite


NEW, Rare IIIE NWA 4704 Meteorite For Sale SOLD!
NWA 4704 IIIE Iron Meteorite


NEW, Rare IAB-sLL NWA 4703 Meteorite For Sale SOLD!
NWA 4703 Iron Meteorite


NEW, Rare Ungrouped NWA 4702 Meteorite For Sale SOLD!
NWA 4702 Iron Meteorite


NEW, Rare Ungrouped NWA 4713 Meteorite For Sale SOLD!
NWA 4713 Iron Meteorite


NEW, Oriented IIIAB NWA 4707 Meteorite For Sale
Oriented NWA 4707 Iron Meteorite


NEW, Rare IAB Octahedrite NWA 4710 For Sale
Photo of NWA 4710 Iron Meteorite


Etched Henbury Meteorites For Sale
Photo of an etched Henbury Iron Meteorite


UNIQUE, NEW Anomalous IID NEA 002 For Sale
Photo of NEA 002 Iron Meteorite


NEW, UNIQUE Plessitic Octahedrite NWA 2428 For Sale
Photo of NWA 2428 Iron Meteorite


NEW, RARE, Re-crystalized IIAB Hexahedrite NWA 2678 (IIAB) For Sale
Photo of NWA 2678 Iron Meteorite


NEW, extremely RARE Saharan Iron NWA 2679 (IAB) For Sale
Photo of NWA 2679 Iron Meteorite


Gorgeous, Ungrouped, Silicated IAB (Off) Iron NWA 2680 For Sale
Photo of a polished NWA 2680 Iron Meteorite


Etched Odessa Meteorites For Sale (Odessa, Texas)

Etched Taza Meteorites For Sale
Photo of an etched Taza Iron Meteorite


NEW, Extremely RARE Tazarine Iron NWA 2743 (IC) For Sale
Photo of Tazarine Iron Meteorite


Etched Toluca Meteorites For Sale
Photo of an etched Toluca Iron Meteorite


Etched Uruacu Meteorites For Sale
Photo of an etched Uruacu Iron Meteorite


Etched Villa Regina Meteorites For Sale
Photo of an etched Villa Regina Iron Meteorite


Etched Muonionalusta Meteorites For Sale
Photo of an etched Muonionalusta Iron Meteorite


Etched Nantan Meteorites For Sale



Iron Meteorite Care and Maintenance



If you see a meteorite that you are interested in, or if you have any questions please feel free to contact us at: arizonaskiesmeteorites@gmail.com





Arizona Skies Meteorites
P.O. Box 2412, Flagstaff, AZ 86003

Fossils & Meteorites For Sale (Home Page)


WE BUY METEORITES and WE BUY FOSSILS! Please let us know if you have a meteorite or high quality fossil that you want to sell and we will let you know whether we would be interested in purchasing them from you. Thanks for visiting our site.

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