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    ESQUEL - SLICE OF A GEMMY METEORITE
    Stony-Iron Pallasite.
    Chubut, Argentina.

    Known to many as the finest pallasite meteorite in the world; the Esquel meteorite was discovered by a farmer digging a water tank in 1951 near the town of Esquel, Argentina. The meteorite possesses gem quality yellow-green olivine crystals imbedded in silver-colored nickel-iron. The present example is a 20.9 gram polished and squared slice of the Esquel meteorite; it features several olivine crystals of both yellowish and green colors in a sea of mirror-like iron-nickel. This fine specimen of the most desired pallasite measures 2 x 1 1/8 inches and comes with a brass calliper stand.


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2010
    17th Sunday
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