Glorieta Mountain meteorites were originally found in 1884 near Canoncito, New Mexico. The strewnfield is extremely difficult to hunt due to the mountainous terrain with steep ravines, loose gravel and is heavily wooded.
There are two types of Glorieta meteorites; "Pallasites", which have yellow-green olivine crystals embedded in the iron-nickel metal, and then the "Siderites" which do not have olivine crystals. These specimens were a little difficult to photograph. The silvery color is mostly from the bright lights from the photo station. They were lightly cleaned using a soft wire brush.
Glorieta Mountain meteorite expeditions:
Click here to read about my hunt for these specimens in the Glorieta Mountains.