Natural Meteorite Pendants – Meteorite is a rock or
debris that originate from space and has fallen to Earth. When the object
enters into the atmosphere it falls at an astronomical rate, it heats up and
undergoes chemical reactions. When it hits the Earth’s surface it experiences
more chemical reactions.
The meteorites are from comets, asteroids and
meteoroids. They can vary in sizes and shapes and are usually named from the
area that it is found in.
Meteorites are classified into three different
First, Stony meteorites – they are mainly rocks that
are comprised of silicate minerals.
Second, Iron meteorites – made up of metallic
Third, Stony-Iron meteorites – which is made up of the
minerals in the first two categories.
Tektite is technically not a meteorite, but a result
from the reaction of the debris impacting on the Earth’s surface.
The types of Meteorites are:
Agoudal – an iron meteorite named after being found in
Agoudal, Morocco. It is said to have impacted on the Earth’s surface over
40,000 years ago.
Bassikounou – a Chondrite stony meteorite named after
landing in Bassikounoi, Africa in 2006.
Campo Del Cielo – an iron meteorite that was
discovered in Argentina that was believed to be 4000-5000 years old.
Chelyabinsk – a stony meteorite with a small percentage
of iron that was discovered in Russia in 2013.
Chergach – a stony meteorite that was found in Mali in
Chondrite – a common type of meteorite that is found
all over the world. Currently there are more than 27,000 of these specimens
Eucrite – a stony meteorite that came from the second
largest body in the asteroid belt knows as 4 Vesta.
Gao Guenie – a stony meteorite that landed in West
Africa in 1960.
Gibeon – an iron meteorite that was discovered in
Namibia and was utilised as tools and weapons by the local people. It was
sampled in 1836 by the English and verified to be otherworldly.
Henbury – a combination of both metal iron and nickel
meteorite was found in Australia. It is believed to have landed on Earth over
4,700 years ago. The meteorite created 12 craters and is estimated to have
weighed several tonnes.
Libyan Desert glass – a pure silica glass found in
Libya is believed to be 26 million years old and used to create tools.
Moldavite – a type of tektite was formed in a meteor
impact in Germany over 14.7 million years ago.
Muonionalusta – an iron meteorite that was found in
Scandinavia and believed to have landed over 1 millions years ago.
Nantan – an iron meteorite that impacted in Nantan,
China approximately in 1516 and was found in 1958.
Nordlinger Ries Crater – a crater in Germany due to a
meteor landing approximately 14.3 million years ago. It is thought to be the origin
of Modlavite tektites.
Ochansk – a large iron meteorite mass found in
Ochansk, Russia in 1887.
Sericho – a stony-iron meteorite found in Kenya in
2016, but is believed that locals were well aware prior to this discovery.
Seymchan – a stony-iron meteorite that was found in
Russia in 1967. A 272 kg mass was found in a river, another mass was discovered
a few meters away in the same year and more was found in 2004.
Seymchan – a stony-iron meteorite found in Russia and
is said to be resistant to rusting.
is an iron meteorite that was said to have illuminated the sky brighter than
the sun when it came through the atmosphere. This meteorite was found in
Tartak – this meteorite was discovered in Poland
Tektite – is the result from chemical effect of a
meteorite impacting the Earth’s surface.
Uruacu – a meteorite that was found in Brazil that is
abundant in color.