Description

    Seymchan Meteorite Slice
    Pallasite - PMG
    Hekandue River, Seymchan
    Magadan District, Russia


    This giant slice of the Seymchan Meteorite does not exhibit much of the Olivine crystallization often associated with the Pallasite from Russia but does exhibit broad and bold Widmanst├Ątten patterning over the vast surface of the 3.9 lbs. (1.8 kg) example. The huge slice is an astounding 17 inch (43 cm) across at its maximum, and the mottled face has a number of identifying characteristics. A big jagged fissure separates part of the large slice with a void in the middle of the linear canal resulting in a hole. There are several other metallic interstices running against the grain of the geometric Widmanst├Ątten patterns. Some other indentations and the minor crystalline patches all combine to give the piece one unusual and complex appearance. Overall, this is a huge slice of a well-known Pallasite.
    Overall Measurements: 14.17 x 10.63 x 0.14 inches (36.00 x 27.00 x 0.35 cm), weighs 1.75 kg (3.87 lbs.)

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


    Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2016
    3rd Thursday
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