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    Esquel Meteorite Slice
    Pallasite, PMG
    Chubut, Argentina

    Pallasites are generally considered one of THE most beautiful varieties of meteorites and will often have the bonus of golden-green crystals of Olivine, amid metallic material. While there are a large number of pallasitic meteorites, certain types are highly prized for beauty, stability, and crystallization. The Esquel name stands as a preeminent pallasite. This slice of Esquel exhibits spectacular crystals, on both sides of its polished surface. The thick slab, weighing a substantial 449 grams, features a wonderful translucence, as many of the larger crystals will transmit light through the slice. This example has two geometric edges and two irregular ones with two highly aesthetic display faces. This is without a doubt a highly collectible specimen of one of the most desirable, and beautiful, meteorites ever found. Classified as a Main Group Pallasite (MGP), the stony-iron meteorite was first found in the year 1951 in Chubut Province, Argentina.
    Overall Measurements: 5.63 x 4.58 x 0.24 inches (14.29 x 11.63 x 0.60 cm), weighs 449 grams

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


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    August, 2018
    18th Saturday
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