77 -  Iridium 6"x 6" acrylic

77 - Iridium 6"x 6" acrylic

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Iridium 6"x 6" acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas.

*** This is a sample image - the elements are painted to order.  The painting you receive will have slight variations.

A silvery-white metal with a yellowish tinge, Iridium is found in greater abundance in meteorites than in the Earth's crust. For this reason, the unusually high abundance of Iridium in the clay layer at the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary gave rise to the hypothesis that the impact of a massive extraterrestrial object caused the extinction of dinosaurs 66 million years ago.