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    SPECTACULAR IRON METEORITE SLICE
    Seymchan - Iron, coarse octahedrite
    Hekandue River, Seymchan, Magadan District, Russia
    The Seymchan meteorite was first discovered in a dry river bed in far-eastern Russia in 1967. It is believed to have originated near the core/mantle boundary of a differentiated planetary body that broke apart during the formation of our solar system. This is a superb complete slice with both sides evidencing the shimmering latticework of its constituent alloys, kamacite and taenite. This distinctive structure forms only during the process of cooling (see lot 49250). Seymchan also contains quantities of Germanium, Gallium and Iridium, and the remarkable, gleaming streaks that leap from the present slice are the rare occurrence of glittering, silvery stishovite (shocked quartz). The slice is further enlivened by the contrast provided by natural rifts and long pits. This decorative specimen measures 575 x 419 x 3 mm (22.5 x 16.5 x 0.1 inches) and 4935grams (10.88 lb).


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2012
    20th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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