Meteorite mysetery

We have recently acquired the mineral collection from the late Prof. R. A Howie. The collection includes a mysterious meteorite.


Howie was an eminent mineralogist and one of the authors of the student textbook Deer, Howie & Zussman which is well know to all geology under graduates. He spent a significant amount of his career at Manchester University.

I’m hoping to find out as much as possible about this meteorite over the next few weeks. I’m delighted to say that the good people at the Isotope Geochemistry Group have confirmed it is a palasite meteorite, so at least I’m not imagining things!

I’ll let you know what I find out.


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