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    Esquel Pallasite Meteorite
    Pallasite - PAL
    Chubut, Argentina

    This glorious slice of the Esquel Pallasite - considered one of the most beautiful meteorites ever found - contains numerous large crystal clusters of yellowish-brown to green Olivine within the meteoric Iron of the stony-Iron meteorite. An irregular and artistic shape characterizes this sizable slice, which measures a full 9 inches (23 cm) at its maximum dimension. Common in such presentations, this thin slab exhibits an intricate Widmanst├Ątten pattern on one side, whereas the metallic component is smooth and mirror-like on the other. Each attractive side has its own merit, and any piece this good should surely appeal to even the most discerning of collectors. At just over 400 grams, this is a major slice of a serious Pallasite.
    Overall Measurements: 7.48 x 7.28 x 1.18 inches (19.00 x 18.50 x 3.00 cm), weighs 404.2 grams

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


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    November, 2017
    4th Saturday
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