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Plateau Putorana

Putorana was thought to possibly be a meteorite but after much testing was determined to be natural iron bearing basalt. This material is found in the Putorana Plateau, Noril’sk district, North Central Siberia and although not meteoritic, it does look very ‘mesosiderite like’ and is still rare as a naturally occuring iron bearing rock. Natural iron bearing rock also occurs in other places such as Disko Island, Greenland.

 

18 gram part slice