Imilac Meteorite - Partial Slice with Museum Provenance
    PAL - Pallasite
    Atacama Desert, Chile

    As a result of their beauty, Pallasites are the most sought-after meteorites, and this select partial slice amply reveals why. Pallasitic meteorites are rare; less than 1% of all meteorites are Pallasites. Those which feature translucent crystals are rarer still. Imilac occasionally contains, as does this example, gem-quality Olivine, or Peridot. Found in the Atacama Desert in Chile (the highest desert on Earth), the source material is now thoroughly exhausted. It is now very difficult to obtain complete slices of what is inarguably some the most resplendent extraterrestrial material known to exist. This select partial slice also boasts a select provenance: it originates from the largest Imilac meteorite ever recovered, which was the centerpiece of the Meteorite Hall at the British Museum of Natural History (now The Natural History Museum).
    Overall Measurements: 4.1 x 3.4 x 0.1 inches (10.4 x 8.5 x 0.3 cm), weighs 99.76 gm (3.51 oz.)

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    October, 2015
    4th Sunday
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