Chinga Meteorite--Large Complete Individual

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Chinga Meteorite--Large Complete Individual

US$ 30,000 - 40,000
£ 21,000 - 28,000
Chinga Meteorite--Large Complete Individual
Ataxite
Chinga River, Tuva, Russia

Chinga was discovered in 1913 by gold diggers in Tuva, near the Chinga River, after which it is named. Subsequently, thirty pieces of the meteorite were sent to the Russian Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg for study. The chemical composition of Chinga is 82.8% iron and 16.6% nickel, with the remainder being primarily cobalt and phosphorus. Chinga is known for its bright patina produced by its uniquely high nickel content.Studies from the fluvial deposits in which Chinga was found indicate that it fell approximately 10,000 to 20,000 years ago. It exploded while coursing through the atmosphere; the pieces then impacted a glacier.
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Tanna Tuva, Russia
Iron. IVB – anomalous; Ni-rich
Found close to the Chinga River near the Tannu-Ola Mountains (the boundary between Tuva and Mongolia), Chinga meteorites are among the most intrinsically valuable meteorites given their unusually high 16 percent nickel content. The specimen offered here broke along its crystalline planes resulting in its largely flat and square appearance, except for a small flange and a pronounced notch—possibly the result of a sulfide inclusion melting out of the metallic matrix during the meteorite's descent through Earth's atmosphere. With a nicely rippled texture and muted patina. Weighing approximately 15.8 kilos (15800 grams, 35 lbs) and measuring 14 x 9 x 4 in
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Chinga Meteorite--Large Complete Individual
Chinga Meteorite--Large Complete Individual
Chinga Meteorite--Large Complete Individual
Chinga Meteorite--Large Complete Individual
Chinga Meteorite--Large Complete Individual
Chinga Meteorite--Large Complete Individual
Chinga Meteorite--Large Complete Individual
Chinga Meteorite--Large Complete Individual
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