The science of meteorics appeared due to the taiga findings

Back in 1749, in the remote taiga of the Novosyolovsky district, the blacksmith Yakov Medvedev and the mining foreman Johann Mettih found an unusual block weighing 687 kg. After 22 years, they showed it to the famous German and Russian scientist Peter-Simon Pallas. He sawed a block, calling it "native iron", and sent it to the Kunstkamera in St. Petersburg. The concept of a “meteorite” did not exist at the time of Pallas, and the scientists of that time ridiculed any possibility of any cosmic bodies falling onto the Earth. That is why it took a little more than 20 years for the physicist and researcher Ernst Hladni to substantiate the idea of extraterrestrial origin of Pallas iron in his book in 1794. From that moment on, the science of meteorics was born, and iron-stone meteorites, similar to what they found on our Krasnoyarsk land, began to be called pallasites.
Pallasite is an iron-nickel base interspersed with olivine crystals.

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