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Suevite   contributed by jnmczurich, IMCA 2391   MetBul Link

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jnmczurich writes:
Valentine's heart, about 15 million years old impact rock (Suevit), but still beating for all lovely Valentine women. It came from Polsingen quarry, Nördlinger Ries, Germany.

The pink (or red) color of this impact rock Suevite sample is caused by Valentines heart blood - no, sorry - by hematite in the material. Hematite is the most common naturally occurring modification of Iron (III) oxide (formula Fe2O3).

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John Lutzon
 2/14/2023 8:22:49 PM
Very nice. Everyone (who loves Meteoritics) is my Valentine today. Thanks Juergen.
Juergen / jnmczurich
 2/14/2023 2:50:59 PM
Yes, Valentine's heart is big. 156 mm from the left side to right side and the weight is 609.7g.
Anne Black
 2/14/2023 12:08:45 PM
Colorful! It looks big. But how big really?
Bernd Pauli
 2/14/2023 12:03:07 PM
Very nice and hearty example of the red suevite variety from the Polsingen quarry!
John Divelbiss
 2/14/2023 9:21:59 AM
Awesome breccia...with what looks like a nice chunk of Gneiss at the bottom.
Twink Monrad
 2/14/2023 7:50:46 AM
Very nice greeting in stone!!

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