Dims: 1.32x1.12x1.11" (3.36x2.84x2.83cm)
Wt: 2.56oz (72.5g)
Nantan County, Guangxi, China
This meteorite from the Nantan fall has approximately the shape of a 3 sided pyramid. The sides show a crystal pattern typical of Nantan meteorites (and caused by the breakup of the meteor in the lower atmosphere), while the base of the specimen is a thick layer of oxide (it appears to be hematite). The black base makes a nice contrast to the shiny silver metallic sides.