Item: FK1020 Dimensions: 33 x 22.5 x 4 mm Weight: 943 g
A very fine thin slice of semi-transparent meteorite. One side of the slice is polished and etched to reveal the lovely crystal structure of the widmansattan pattern in the iron matrix. The other side on the slice is shiny, polished and unetched. The olivine crystals are large, yellow to golden transparent jewels.
Partial/complete: Complete slice
All weights & dimensions are approximate.


Country: China
Region: Xinjiang
Found: 2000
Group: Stony-Iron
Type: Pallasite
Class: Main group
Total known weight: 925 kg

Pallasites are extremely rare even among meteorites. Represented by about 1% of all meteorites, they are by far the most alluring. These stellar gemstones are composed of about 50% olivine (peridot), 50% nickel-iron and 100% breathtaking beauty. These awesome treasures are thought to be relics of forming planets.


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