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    Glorieta Mountain Meteorite Slice
    Pallasite, PMG-an
    New Mexico, USA - (35° 36'N, 105° 48'W)
    Found: 1884

    This rather sizable slice of a Pallasite weighs 42 grams attesting to the considerable thickness for its size. A representation of the Glorieta Mountain Meteorite, this example showcases the variety highly sought after by collectors given the relatively limited amount of such material, due to the difficulty associated with the recovery of the meteorite and the inherent beauty. This specimen offers one side with a mirror metallic background for its Olivine crystals, while the other side displays a Widmanstätten pattern in addition to the greenish-golden crystals. A few patches are fully translucent in this important and collectible slice. First discovered over 100 years ago, the relatively rare meteorite is not typically available for acquisition.
    Overall Measurements: 2.59 x 1.52 x 0.13 inches (6.58 x 3.86 x 0.34 cm), weighs 42 grams


    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


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    August, 2020
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