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Fine Gems, Opals, Lapidary Arts and Natural History / Large Seymchan Pallasitic Meteorite Sphere

Lot 3420
Large Seymchan Pallasitic Meteorite Sphere
17 May 2022, 10:00 PDT
Los Angeles

US$60,000 - US$80,000

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Large Seymchan Pallasitic Meteorite Sphere

Pallasite – PMG
Magadanskaya District, Siberia, Russia

Originally, Seymchan was identified as an iron-nickel meteorite, but when olivine crystals were found in parts of some of the Seymchan meteorites, it was identified as a far more rare pallasite. Pallasites are literally gemstones from outer space containing olivine crystals dispersed within the iron-nickel matrix. This large and beautiful sphere has a mirror-bright polish revealing very large olivine crystals. Weighing approximately 2.4 kilograms (5.2 lbs). Diameter of 3 1/2 in (10 cm)

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