Magnificent Iron meteorite, of the Ataxite type, which means that it is practically made of Kamacite and also does not have a defined structure, and therefore does not draw Widmanstatten lines when acid is applied to them. It has low levels of gold and gallium, which distinguishes it from many other ataxites
Dronino is a meteorite with a great history and some fascinating features. It was found in 2000 by a man returning from mushroom hunting. The mass found was of 40 kg.
Iron meteorites are composed mainly of iron and nickel.
Actually, they are a piece of an asteroid core. In the differentiation process, when the asteroid is a ball of magma, during its formation, iron and nickel settle to the core of the asteroid, as they are the heaviest elements. After cooling, the asteroid metal core is formed. Through catastrophic collisions, the asteroid and its core break and the fragments remain in space, until a piece falls to our planet. They are estimated to account for 5.7% of falls.
At Expometeoritos, we take care of dissemination, talks, workshops, analysis, classification and exhibitions of meteorites.
We are members of:
.- IMCA (International Meteorite Collectors Association) #8187
.- Meteoritical Society
.- American Meteor Society
All our pieces are certified and, if the value of the piece is over €300, we also provide its chemical composition analysis, carried out in our facilities by X-ray spectrography.
- Minerale principale/ Nome meteorite
- XXL DRONINO
- Forma minerale/Tipi di meteorite
- Atassite non raggruppata,
- Meteorite di ferro
- 3.18 kg
- Provenienza (regione/città)
- Provenienza (paese)