Fusion Crust on a Stony Meteorite

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Fusion crust visible on a stony meteorite, a fragment of the New Concord meteorite, a shower of stones which was observed falling around the town of New Concord, Muskingum County, Ohio, mid-day, May 1, 1860. A fusion crust is a dark and glassy crust formed by high temperatures melting the surface of the meteorite during entry into the atmosphere.
Fusion crust visible on a stony meteorite, a fragment of the New Concord meteorite, a shower of stones which was observed falling around the town of New Concord, Muskingum County, Ohio, mid-day, May 1, 1860. A fusion crust is a dark and glassy crust formed by high temperatures melting the surface of the meteorite during entry into the atmosphere.
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