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Buseck Center for Meteorite Studies

Stony Meteorites

Stony meteorites, the most common type of meteorite, are generally composed of approximately 75 – 90% silicon-based minerals, 10 – 25% nickel-iron alloy, and trace amounts of iron sulfide.

Stony meteorites account for ~94% of observed meteorite falls, and can be divided into two distinct categories: