Seymchan Meteorite Cube

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Lot 1140
Seymchan Meteorite Cube

US$ 4,000 - 6,000
£ 3,100 - 4,700

Natural History

5 Dec 2017, 10:00 PST

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Seymchan Meteorite Cube
Pallasite – PMG
Magadan District, Siberia, Russia

Seymchan was originally found in the far-eastern region of Russia in the summer, 1967, by a geological survey party near the Hekandue River, in the Magadan District of Russia. The presence of Olivine crystals in Seymchan evidences its origin near the core/mantle boundary of a differentiated body (thought to be an asteroid – a small, rocky body that orbits the sun) which was destroyed during the formation of our solar system, approximately 5.5 to 6 billion years ago. Plentiful olivine crystals can be seen within the polished nickel-iron matrix of this specimen. The present specimen is etched and polished to reveal the Widmanstatten pattern of crystallization. Weighing 646.3; measuring 2 x 2 x 2in
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