Pallasites are considered by many to be the most beautiful type of meteorite. They are thought to originate at the core-mantle boundary of differentiated asteroids, where the metallic core meets the lighter rocks. They were then shattered to space through another meteorite impact until they fell on Earth. Due to their inner beauty, some of them are used in jewellery or as aesthetic decoration.
The Seymchan meteorite was found in June of 1967 in the East of Russia. Seymchan was first classified as an iron meteorite but after the years more masses were found and discovered to have olivines, changing its classification to pallasite. The olivines stand out for their translucency and a characteristic yellow to green colour.
This beautiful slice is translucent, with gem-quality olivines. Seymchan is a very stable meteorite, so it is excellent for people who worry about meteorites' rust.
It is a unique occasion to make the perfect gift for Christmas or to complete your collection!
Certificate of authenticity is included. I usually ship orders the morning after the auction.
About the seller: I'm a geologist formed at the University of Granada (Spain) passionate about astrogeology and space.
- Belangrijkste mineraal / Naam meteoriet
- Minerale vorm / Soort meteoriet
- Pallasiet steenijzer meteoriet
- 65,62 g
- Oorsprong (Regio/Stad)
- Regio Magadan Oblast, 1967
- Oorsprong (Land)