Yes, Admire is this meteorite’s official name. Discovered near Admire in the Lyon County of Kansas, USA, this unique meteorite was first plowed up in 1881.
Admire is a rare type of meteorite called a pallasite. A pallasite is a special type of meteorite, it is both metal and stone, often the stone part contains peridot or olivine. These are extremely rare and are sought after by collectors. Not all Admire meteorites contain olivine, but all are rare and very collectible.
An unusual feature of the Admire meteorite is the swirling presence of the iron meteorite with very small olivine crystals forming between them. This appearance is specific to Admire meteorites and has not been seen in any other pallasite specimen. It is classified as a stony iron meteorite.
As this meteorite is composed mostly of iron, care must be taken to prevent the piece from rusting. Direct exposure to water is not recommended. Oil the piece regularly with mineral oil or olive oil. Do not leave the piece laying around on wet surfaces.
- Dimensions: 32 mm x 62 mm x 2 mm.
- Genuine meteorite.
- This item includes an information card about the meteorite.
- A certificate of authenticity is included with this item.
- Plastic stand included.
- This meteorite requires special care - due to its high iron content, exposure to water and other chemicals, such as cleaning products or aerosols, may cause the meteorite to rust over time. If you polish the meteorite, use a dry cloth only, or an air duster that does not contain any disinfectant or other chemicals.