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    IMILAC METEORITE - PARTIAL SLICE WITH EXTRATERRESTRIAL GEMSTONES AND EXCEPTIONAL EARTHLY PROVENANCE
    Pallasite - PMG
    Atacama Desert, Chile - (24° 12' 12"S, 68° 48' 24"W)
    Similar to the previous lot, this partial slice is loaded with olivine and features one rim of fusion crust. This specimen also boasts a special earthly provenance: it originates from the main mass of Imilac (the largest specimen recovered), which also happens to have been a centerpiece of the Meteorite Hall at the British Museum of Natural History (since renamed the Natural History Museum). 103 x 185 x 3mm (4 x 7.25 x 0.1 inches) and 163.73 grams (0.33 pounds).

    Provenance: Natural History Museum, London




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    Auction Dates
    October, 2012
    14th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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