GeoCoin (GC) - Meteorit

The theme and place of the Praga Astronomica event requires something extraordinary. Among other things, this time we have invented an extraordinary, in the form of a trekking meteorite. There is not a whole meteorite, but only its slice polished, etched and resin encapsulated in a stainless steel case - pendant.

GeoCoin includes:

  • Meteorite - Pendant
  • trackable pendant
  • chain
  • certificate
  • a gift box

Muonionalusta - Swerige

The Muonionalusta is a meteorite classified as fine octahedrite, type IVA (Of) which impacted in northern Scandinavia, west of the border between Sweden and Finland, about one million years BCE.

The first fragment of the Muonionalusta was found in 1906 near the village of Kitkiöjärvi. Around forty pieces are known today, some being quite large. Other fragments have been found in a 25-by-15-kilometre (15.5 mi × 9.3 mi) area in the Pajala district of Norrbotten County, approximately 140 kilometres (87 mi) north of the Arctic Circle. 

The first fragment of the Muonionalust meteorite was found in 1906 near the village of Kitkiöjärvi. Meteorite was first described in 1910 by Professor A. G. Högbom, who named it "Muonionalusta" in a nearby location on the Muonio River. 100 years later he found another fragment, weighing about 950 kg, a traveler and collector, Jiří Šimek, at a depth of almost 2 meters. 

You can reach this meteorite at the Štefánik Observatory.