Meteorite collection

Meteorite collection

At Naturalis we manage the largest meteorite collection in the Netherlands, including some unique specimens. This diverse collection includes meteorites gathered around the world. In the Netherlands 5 meteorites have been recovered after an impact. Our collection includes 3 of these meteorites, the Uden meteorite, the Glanerbrug meteorite and the Diepenveen meteorite. Naturalis has been formally recognized by the Meteoritical Society as a meteorite institute and much research is being done on this collection. Analyzes of meteorites provide evidence of the origin of the Solar System and life on Earth. The entire collection is digitally available and supplemented with photographs of the meteorites.

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Specimens (446)

SpecimenSpeciesFound inMatch
RGM.1002850H6 OLIVINE-BRONZITE CHONDRITENaturalis - Zoology and Geology catalogues
RGM.1002852CARBONACEOUS CHONDRITE CV3Naturalis - Zoology and Geology catalogues
RGM.1002855LL5 chondriteNaturalis - Zoology and Geology catalogues
RGM.1002856L3 olivine hypersthene chondriteNaturalis - Zoology and Geology catalogues
RGM.1003065IRON. OCTAHEDRITE, COARSENaturalis - Zoology and Geology catalogues
RGM.1003090IRON, PALLASITENaturalis - Zoology and Geology catalogues
RGM.1003091IRON, PALLASITENaturalis - Zoology and Geology catalogues
RGM.1003092OlivineNaturalis - Zoology and Geology catalogues
RGM.1003093OlivineNaturalis - Zoology and Geology catalogues
RGM.1003094OlivineNaturalis - Zoology and Geology catalogues