meteoric stone

meteoric stone

[‚mēd·ē′ȯr·ik ′stōn]
(geology)
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We supposed it to be a meteoric stone as it was too heavy to have been brought there.
On July 20, 1874, George McDougall wrote from Edmonton, "I have sent on to Red River a meteoric stone weighing 400 pounds, the great memento of the plains .
The main sleeping quarter has a wall feature made from meteoric stone complete with genuine dinosaur bone shaved in from the raptor T-Rex.
The back does not have the usual glass covering, but is custom fitted with a T-Rex tooth, which has been splintered and shaved into polished meteoric stone that dates back 65 million years.
It was likely a chondrite, a meteoric stone older than the planets and rare enough that a UCLA scientist has offered a $5,000 reward for any fragment weighing at least 4 ounces.
The cabinet also contains a valuable suite of meteoric stones, which appear to be suites of most of the important meteorites which have fallen in Europe during several centuries.