Polished Meteorite

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Most meteorites look dull, but this is what a polished 773 gram Chinga meteorite looks like. This quarter-cut specimen was found in Turvinskaya, Russia, with two sides being cut and polished. The other sides maintain the original natural light brown crust to show the difference. The Chinga meteorite is an iron meteorite with an 82.8% iron, 16.6% nickel, cobalt and phosphorus compisition. Click here to view the first image in today’s viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an epic underground ping pong battle.