Top 10 Most Expensive Meteorites Ever Offered Up on Earth

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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

1 The Fukang Meteorite - €1.7 million The Fukang Meteorite - €1.7 million

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

2 The Main Mass of the Brenham Meteorite - €896,000 The Main Mass of the Brenham Meteorite - €896,000

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

3 The Willamette Meteorite - €851,000 The Willamette Meteorite - €851,000

One of the largest meteorites found on Earth. Discovered in 1902, it weighed more than 16 tonnes when found in Oregon, US. - Metal_Treasure

4 The Conception Junction Meteorite - €724,000 The Conception Junction Meteorite - €724,000

Another rare pallasite meteorite (with gem peridot) found in Missouri in a farmer's field - Metal_Treasure

5 The Springwater Meteorite - €511,000 The Springwater Meteorite - €511,000

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

6 The Zagami Martian Meteorite - €383,000 The Zagami Martian Meteorite - €383,000

A Martian meteorite is a meteorite blasted off from the surface of Mars. Zagami fell in Nigeria in 1962 - Metal_Treasure

7 The Chelyabinsk Meteorite - €336,000 The Chelyabinsk Meteorite - €336,000

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

8 Dar al Gani 1058 Lunar Meteorite - €281,000 Dar al Gani 1058 Lunar Meteorite - €281,000

Came from the moon, landed in Libya in 1998. - Metal_Treasure

9 The Main Mass of Zagami Meteorite - €278,000 The Main Mass of Zagami Meteorite - €278,000

It is the largest Mars meteorite discovered on Earth to date. It landed in Nigeria in 1962 - Metal_Treasure

10 The Gibeon Meteorite - €280,000 The Gibeon Meteorite - €280,000

It is an iron meteorite that fell in Namibia in prehistoric times. - Metal_Treasure




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