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    PALLADOT CRYSTAL - FACETED EXTRATERRESTRIAL
    GEMSTONE, AN EXTREMELY LARGE EXAMPLE

    Pallasite
    Admire, Lyon County, Kansas (38° 42'N, 96° 6'W)

    Faceted peridot from pallasitic meteorites is by far the most beautiful
    extraterrestrial gem material known. PalladotTM is the trademarked name of
    faceted peridot specifically extracted from Admire pallasite samples. Given the
    amount of fracturing within crystals, only one out of every one hundred crystals
    removed from the nickel iron matrix of Admire meteorites can be faceted into cut
    gems. The cut stone now offered is among the very largest examples-it dwarfs
    99% of other PalladotTM stones. Pallasitic peridot originates from the core-mantle boundary of a planetoid that broke apart during the formation of our solar system. As a result of a long cooling in the vacuum of outer space, the pieces of the mantle that became immersed in the cooling iron crystallized. While there are several pallasitic meteorites in this offering, none are as easily worn as this cropped corner rectangular mixed cut. 1.14 carats.


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2012
    14th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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