Meteorite Dust

Austria Post issued a stamp containing 0.03 grams of meteorite dust. The dust came from meteorite found in Morocco in 2004. The meteorite was identified as being H-chondrite by the Vienna Natural History Museum, an institution with over 200 years of experience in collecting and investigating meteorites .The meteorite most probably originated from the Asteroid Belt that orbit the sun between Mars and Jupiter.





Austria Post issued a stamp on 24 March 2006 with an out of the world rock; this stamp contained 0.03 grams of meteorite dust. The dust came from a 19 kilogram stony meteorite found in Morocco in 2004. The meteorite is composed of Olivine, a mineral chemically defined as magnesium iron silicate. The gemstone known as Peridot is an example of gem-quality Olivine.
The meteorite was crushed into a very fine dust, which was then hand-affixed to the circular stamp using a special adhesive. The stamp issue, called Mail from a Different World, sold for 3.75 EU. 600,000 copies were printed.