A cross section is cut on the iron meteorite. After polishing, it is eroded with 5% nitrate alcohol, and the bright end faces special stripes like the floral lattices. This is because the iron meteorite itself, the uneven distribution of components, some local nickel content more, in some places less, nickel content in many parts, stable chemical properties, not easy to be acid corrosion, and nickel containing less part of acid corrosion, becomes rough dull, so the bright and dark the part of the Plaid like stripes. In addition to a handful of nickel content in Trinidad and Tobago meteorites, will appear in these bands. This is a major way to identify iron meteorites. The stone iron meteorite is rare and consists of stone and iron, which contains roughly equal iron and silicate minerals.
In 1998, Philip sold 0.28 grams of Martian meteorite at 4600 dollars, which is 1000 times the gold price (1 carats = 200 milligrams). The more striking price is that 3 moon meteorites, less than 1 carats, sold at US $more than 440 thousand at the Sotheby's auction in the United States.
Meteorite Hunter Robert Wood (RobertWard) has been looking for unusual space debris for more than 20 years. Now he has finally discovered two small stones and huge meteorites, its value can be as high as 10 times that of gold. The two tiny meteorites were found in the foothills of Sierra Leone in the state of California. Scientists say they are part of a major meteor. The power of this major meteor is equivalent to 1/3 of the power put into Hiroshima at the end of World War II.
陨石的主要价值在于科研。 价格也高低不一。只有那些能确定来源星球的陨石，比如月球陨石，火星陨石等具有较高的商业价值。或者具有不错观赏性的，比如M铁，橄榄石陨石。也可以卖到几十，上百元一克。普通的沙漠石陨石一整块也就数千元。 全世界的陨石收藏者只有万把人。国内由于起步晚，爱好者少的几乎是忽略不计。由于民间陨石圈非常混乱。有太多人妄想靠陨石一夜暴富。导致仅有的收藏者选择自己去野外寻找，或者去国外大型展会上购买。
The main value of meteorites lies in scientific research. Prices are also different. Only those meteorites, such as the lunar meteorites, and the Martian meteorites, which can determine the source of the planet, have high commercial value. Or have good ornamentals, such as M iron, olivine meteorite. It can also be sold to dozens, hundreds of dollars a gram. The common desert stone meteorite is also a piece of thousands of yuan. There are only ten thousand meteorite collectors all over the world. As a result of late start in China, little fans are almost ignored. Because the folk meteorite circle is very chaotic. There are too many people who want to get rich overnight by meteorites. The only collectors chose to choose themselves to go to the wild, or to buy them at large foreign exhibitions.