Imilac Meteorite Complete Slice of a Meteorite With Space Gems
Atacama Desert, Chile
Pallasites are the most sought-after meteorites, and this select complete slice amply reveals why Imilac is among the most coveted. Similar to lots 12 and 25, pallasitic meteorites originate from the mantle-core boundary of a planetary body that broke apart during the formation of our solar system. The olivine crystals seen here are the result of small chunks of stony mantle becoming suspended in molten nickel-iron and slowly cooling and crystallizing over a million of years in the vacuum of outer space. With homogenous amber-hued crystals, this is a dazzling example of a renowned meteorite.
241 x 252 x 154mm (10 x 6 x 0.1in) and 241.2 grams (0.5 pounds)