Top 10 Most Expensive Meteorites Ever Offered Up on EarthMetal_Treasure
Created on 1/28/2019, source: https://www.catawiki.com/stories/4683-top-10-most-expensive-meteorites-ever-offered-up-on-earth
The Top Ten
Expensive because it has gemstones in it - peridot (olivine). Peridot is the bright spots you see - light goes through the gems and they shine. The dark parts are metal - iron with nickel.
This meteorite is thought to be 4.5 billion years old (the age of our planet).
In the image you see its owner, I believe. - Metal_Treasure
Mass: 650 kilograms (1,430 lb).
It is a pallasite meteorite, i.e. a stony-iron meteorite. And this one has gemstones in it - peridot. - Metal_Treasure
One of the largest meteorites found on Earth. Discovered in 1902, it weighed more than 16 tonnes when found in Oregon, US. - Metal_Treasure
Another rare pallasite meteorite (with gem peridot) found in Missouri in a farmer's field - Metal_Treasure
It also has gemstones in it - peridot. Peridot is the greenish-yellowish part or the meteorite. The rest is iron with nickel. It was purchased by the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada.
This meteorite has 3 larger fragments and many smaller ones. The image shows one of the 3 big ones. - Metal_Treasure
A Martian meteorite is a meteorite blasted off from the surface of Mars. Zagami fell in Nigeria in 1962 - Metal_Treasure
It is the only meteorite to have injured large numbers of human beings - over 1,500 people required medical treatment that day (in 2013, Russia).
This meteor was a superbolide that entered Earth's atmosphere with a speed of 60,000-69,000 km/h or 40,000-42,900 mph. It exploded in an air burst over Chelyabinsk Oblast. The explosion generated a bright flash, producing a hot cloud of dust and gas, many surviving small fragmentary meteorites, as well as a large shock wave. - Metal_Treasure
Came from the moon, landed in Libya in 1998. - Metal_Treasure
It is the largest Mars meteorite discovered on Earth to date. It landed in Nigeria in 1962 - Metal_Treasure
It is an iron meteorite that fell in Namibia in prehistoric times. - Metal_Treasure