Saturday, July 10, 2010
About two years ago, I got a free L6 meteorite sample from Inner Planetary Products (now, alas, apparently defunct). Here was a fun thing to show my son: one can pick up the meteorite, which looks like a small stone, with a magnet. The L chondrites are about 4-10% nickel-iron according to Wikipedia. A fun science project for a kid would be to check how magnetic different meteorites are. If one could get good-priced samples.