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FUKANG METEORITE - PARTIAL SLICE OF DAZZLING PALLASITE
Pallasite - PAL
Fukang, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region - (44° 26'N, 87° 38'E)
Like Imilac (lots 49025-49029) and Springwater (lot 49086), Fukang is a pallasite - the most alluring of all meteorites - which represent less than 1% of all of all meteorites known to exist. The olivine crystals found in Fukang are large and angular and, like Imilac, highly transparent. This partial slice comes from the one-ton meteorite that was discovered in 2000 in China's Gobi Desert near the town of Fukang. Exhibiting the large, unusually transparent Peridot crystals prized by collectors and jewelers, this is a select partial slice of a meteorite containing rarely encountered extraterrestrial gemstones. (To learn about pallasite formation, see lot 49027.) 128 x 115 x 4mm (5.0 x 4.5 x 0.2 inches) and 244.6 grams (0.5 pounds).

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October, 2012
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