Monday, June 12, 2017

SPHEREFACTOR: Incredible Rare SEYMCHAN PALLASITE OLIVINE METEORITE Sphere


via this auction

"Seymchan Pallasite Meteorite w/ Olivine Crystals Sphere

Mineral Origin: Magadan District, Russia, 1967
Diameter: 2.77" / 70.3 mm
Weight: 2 lbs 4.3 oz / 1029 grams / 1.029 kilograms

Absolutely incredible!

The largest Seymchan Pallasite meteorite sphere ever offered!

Seymchan is a Pallasite meteorite found in the dry bed of the Hekandue River in the Magadan District, Russia,

near the settlement of Seymchan in June 1967 ...

Pallasites consist of a nickel-iron matrix packed with Olivine crystals

and account for less than 2% of all known meteorites ...

and unlike many meteorites, Seymchan is stable and rust resistant!

Due to the rarity of the Seymchan material and the large cut loss incurred to make a sphere,

very few have been cut! ...

and we can almost guarantee, another one this size is unlikely to be ever cut!

In April 2016, a Seymchan Pallasite sphere sold at Christie's Auction for over $10,000! ...

and it was only 434 grams! ... less than half the size of this one!

In October 2012, a 548 gram Seymchan Pallasite sphere sold for $13,000!"



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