Close-up of the cut surface of a pallasite, or stone-iron, meteorite, showing its structure. Pallasites originate from the boundary between a planet’s core and its mantle. They are composed of iron-nickel (grey) and olivine (yellow). They formed following the break-up of protoplanets in the early solar system, or from later catastrophic planetary impacts.”
Geologial time: Late Cretaceous, 68 - 65,5 Ma
Found in Texas, USA
Locality: Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)
"Desertas Islands, Deserta Grande, Madeira, Portugal”
“Apsidognathus tuberculatus Pa elemento
Wych Formation, Telychian Stage, Llandovery Series, Silurian
Gullet Quarry, Malvern Hills, UK”
"Karstic rock’s arch in the Korana canjon, Plitvice National Park, Croatia"
Geological time: Late Cretaceous, 76,5 - 75 Ma
Found in Canada (Alberta)
Lévyne-Ca, (Ca,Na2,K2)[Al2Si4O12] . 6H2O
Locality: Oregon, USA
Prismatic disjunction! =D
"ZLATY URCH, GOLD MOUNTAIN, Basalt quarry, Liska, Ceske Svycarsko National Park, Czech Republic"
Geological time: Early Cretaceous, 124,6 - 122 Ma
Found in China
Elbaite, Na(Al1,5Li1,5)Al6(OH)3(OH)(BO3)3Si6O18, and Albite, Na[AlSi3O8]
"Aphrodites Rock, Petra tou Romiou, Pissouri Bay, near Paphos, Cyprus"
Geological time: Cretaceous, 130 Ma
Found in Liaoning province, China