Too Green

Meteorites Are Not Green

These photos were sent to me by people who thought the objects might be meteorites.

Only Exceptions I Know

Northwest Africa 7325, a unique achondrite, has a greenish fusion crust.

Image credit: Stefan Ralew

In some well prepared pallasites, the olivine is greenish.  In others, it’s more brownish.

A polished slice of the Fukang pallasite. Image credit: Meteorites-For-Sale