* Please note: We are SOLD OUT of all muonionalusta meteorite strands and bead sets. We hope to get more strands in soon and will let you know as soon as we do!

The meteorite was first discovered in Sweden, nearly 100 miles north of the Arctic Circle, in 1906 by two children who stumbled over a metal object stuck in the ground. Later determined to be an iron meteorite, it was thought to have fallen approximately 800,000 years ago.



A meteorite is a portion of a meteoroid or asteroid that survives its passage through the atmosphere and hits the ground without being destroyed.



These rare Muonionalusta (pronounced /MOO-oh-ne-oh-nah-loo-stah/) meteorite impacted the Earth, shattering into many pieces, only 40 of which are known today. Smaller pieces of this meteorite have been found in the area, spread by the impact with the earth or moved through glacial changes. Since the meteorite collided with Earth it has experienced four ice ages!

When cut, the meteorite's inner structure becomes visible. Lines and layers, known as the Widmanstätten pattern, are an interweaving of kamacite (an alloy of iron and nickel) and taenite (a mineral found naturally in iron meteorites, also an alloy of iron and nickel) bands. This patterning is visible on our meteorite beads but on a smaller scale, of course.

Because of the high iron content these beads are surprisingly heavy -- much the way a meteorite is far heavier than a normal rock of the same size. Customers should also note that our meteorite beads are untreated and, because of their high iron content, they are subject to rust and oxidation over time. Needless to say, we have very limited stock of these meteorites!



5 Comments

Jennifer Tejeiro

Date 2/4/2019

I want some of this

Kristy Le

Date 2/4/2019

How cool 😎 and intriguing info. Love your insights!

Janis Weisberg

Date 2/4/2019

Please let me know when the meteorite beads are available and their pricing. Thank you!

Diana Haley-Bond

Date 2/4/2019

Please let me know as soon as possible when you get more Meterite mm round strands in.

Iris Wegmüller

Date 2/5/2019

Round Strand

Mike Sherman

Date 2/9/2019

I have an interest when back in stock

Elizabeth Allen

Date 2/11/2019

These are amazing and beautiful! I would love a piece of muonionalusta. I would to have a few, even a short strand of 3 or 4 beads would be wonderful, or a cabochon. I already can see how I would use them.If you could notify my when more are available, I would appreciate it!

Kara Hickey

Date 2/14/2019

Please let me know when these are back in stock.

Whitney Acker

Date 2/14/2019

muonionalusta beads for my Celestial jewelry line / telescope observatory

corich midrahe

Date 7/2/2020

hi kara i have pcs of this kind of meteiorites stones

corich midrahe

Date 7/2/2020

hi good pm i have pcs of this kind of meteorites stone

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