Brahin Complete Slice

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Lot 9044¤
Brahin Complete Slice

US$ 8,000 - 10,000
£ 5,800 - 7,300

Natural History

30 Apr 2008, 13:00 EDT

New York

Brahin Complete Slice
Stony-iron (pallasite)
Minsk, Gomel Province, Belarus

The first piece of this rare meteorite was discovered in 1810. Specimens have been recovered in recent years through the efforts of meteorite hunters using metal detectors. The present complete slice was cut from the center of one of the largest pieces recovered from this later recovery effort. Though pallasites are highly sought after, it is not fully understood how these fantastic meteorites form. They may originate at the core-mantle boundary of a large asteroid, where a thin mixed layer may exist containing both iron from the core and olivine frm the mantle. Weighs 3,160 grams
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