Scientific Serials

1890 Nature  
NATURE faces and the incision bore snch characteristic traces of meteoric iron as to show that the mass was not the work of man. A layer of oxide formed a thin covering of the iron; it was 67 mm. high, 67 mm. broad, and 47 mm. at its thickest part ; it was found to be about as hard as steel, and besides carbon it contained a small percentage of nickel. It resembled the meteoric masses of St. Catherine in Brazil, and Braunau in Bohemia, found in 1847. The evidence, however, is so strong that
more » ... we really obtain now at the earth's surface forms but a very small portion of the meteorites which enter the upper air, that it would not be probable that in former ages of the earth's history, when the atmosphere was denser than it is now, anything whatever would be left by the time the surface was reached.
doi:10.1038/041309a0 fatcat:belaz4dngbe3tbnmw6hk3x2xwe