Esquel Meteorite Slice
Lot 1394
Esquel Meteorite Slice
Sold for US$ 3,050 inc. premium
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Natural History New York
1 Jun 2009 13:00 EDT

Auction 17502
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Esquel Meteorite Slice
Stony-iron pallasite
Chubut, Argentina

The famous Esquel meteorite contains olivine, the only gemstone from outer space. These beautiful greenish yellow crystals present in pallasites are identical structurally and chemically to Earth’s gemstone, peridot. Discovered in Argentina in 1951 by a farmer digging a livestock pond, many collectors regard Esquel as the finest example of all stony-iron pallasites. Offered is a slice exemplifying Esquel’s bounty of olivine crystals.
Weighs 201.1 grams; Measures 5 1/4 x 4in
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