The Meteorite from Steinheim, SW Germany: Probably a Pallasite

Buchner E. *, Hölzel M., Schmieder M., Ferrière L., Koeberl C., Rasser M., Fietzke J., Frische M., Meier M. M. M., Busemann H., Maden C., Kutterolf S.

81st Annual Meeting of The Meteoritical Society 2018 [#6055]


The recent find of a metal fragment in a fracture in a limestone block was interpreted to represent a remnant of the Steinheim impactor. Olivine crystals and the Ga, Ge, and PGE concentrations in kamacite suggest the fragment is likely a pallasite.