An aerodynamic giant from Valhalla
Micrometeorite [NMM 707] is a “giant” (>0.5 millimeters) cryptocrystalline (CC) type with an elegant and elongated form. It is dark olive/black with a large nickel-iron bead in the front. The matrix is characteristically bleached (drained of iron) around the metal bead, and it has beautiful aerodynamic “speed lines” along the length axis, from the front and backwards. This stone is a jewel in any collection. The stone was found 2020 0902 at Vallhall arena, Oslo, Norway, as can be seen in Werner Herzog’s meteorite documentary “Fireball”.
NMM 2686 - Valhall
Top quality micrometeorite mounted on a signed microslide (cardboard/aluminium/glass). The stone is purchased from Jon Larsen via Treasures From Space. The stone is in pristine condition (no weathering, low terrestrial age), complete and oriented.
The stone is a part of the collection found during the sixth season of micrometeorite findings/verification in populated areas (2020). The catalogue number refers to the NMM archive (the main index of Norwegian Micro Meteorites, Jon Larsen’s urban Stardust Collection), and the stone was found and curated by Jon Larsen during the work with the Atlas of Micrometeorites.
The MM has been confirmed extraterrestrial by SEM/EDS analysis and visual identification by Jon Larsen, and is a verified micrometeorite, hereby confirmed in writing. The stone is sold with this Certificate of Authenticity incl. classification, a signed label, plus one backscatter SEM image.