Seymchan Meteorite Slice. Pallasite, PMGClick the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionSeymchan Meteorite Slice
Magadanskaya Oblast, Russia (62° 54'N, 152° 26'E)
Found: June 1967
One superior advantage of a Meteorite slice is that both sides will often be attractive thus essentially giving a piece two primary faces. That is clearly the case with this thin but solid slice of the Seymchan Meteorite from Russia. Golden-green Olivine crystals, many of which are quite large and impressive, pepper the surface of this artistically shaped example. One surface exhibits a rim banding of metallic grayish-silver which is darker than the main body of the slice. This is a preparation element designed with aesthetic appeal in mind. Both sides feature a clustered concentration of golden Olivine which is clearly the dominant feature of each face. Beautiful pallasitic slices are not common, so this is a very special offering. A selection of sporadically located crystals are translucent and "glow" when the thin cross section is property backlit. This has a bit of an odd shape with an interesting promontory point.
Overall Measurements: 8.27 x 7.05 x 0.15 inches (21.00 x 17.90 x 0.38 cm), weighs 506 gm (17.84 oz.)
[Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000.
Condition report available upon request.
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