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METEORITE PALLASITE

Polished slab of the Quijingue meteorite, Bahia (70 x 140 mm and 685.55 grams), a pallasite whose main constituent is olivine immersed in iron and nickel alloy, found around 1960. It represents the only pallasite found in Brazil to this date. Collection of the Museu de Geociências of the Instituto de Geociências of the Universidade de São Paulo. Photograph taken by Marcelo Lerner.