IMILAC METEORITE - PARTIAL SLICE WITH EXTRATERRESTRIAL GEMSTONES AND EXCEPTIONAL EARTHLY PROVENANCE. Pallasite - PMG. ...
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Ukrainian Institute of America at The Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion
2 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10075
Pallasite - PMG
Atacama Desert, Chile - (24° 12' 12"S, 68° 48' 24"W)
Similar to the previous lot, this partial slice is loaded with olivine and features one rim of fusion crust. This specimen also boasts a special earthly provenance: it originates from the main mass of Imilac (the largest specimen recovered), which also happens to have been a centerpiece of the Meteorite Hall at the British Museum of Natural History (since renamed the Natural History Museum). 103 x 185 x 3mm (4 x 7.25 x 0.1 inches) and 163.73 grams (0.33 pounds).
Provenance: Natural History Museum, London
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