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    Pallasite - PAL
    Fukang, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region - (44° 26'N, 87° 38'E)
    This sculpture was fashioned from the legendary Fukang meteorite recovered in China's Gobi Desert. The material from which this piece was rendered,unadulterated Fukang matrix, is the most resplendent of any extraterrestrial substance known. Comprised of approximately 50% olivine and peridot crystals suspended in 50% nickel-iron, pallasitic meteorites originated from the mantle-core boundary of a large planetary body between Mars and Jupiter that broke apart during the formation of the solar system. The native mosaic of extraterrestrial gems embedded in polished matrix contrasts vividly with the clean lines delimiting its form. With resplendently refractive multi-hued olivine crystals, this will be a centerpiece of any room or exhibition it inhabits. Fashioned by meteorite hunter and preparator Keith Jenkerson. 215 x 169 x 56mm (8.5 x 6.66 x 2.2 inches) and 8.558 kilograms (18.85 pounds).

    This specimen is featured in the October 2012 issue of The Robb Report

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2012
    14th Sunday
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