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7.40g Golden Pallasite Meteorite Slice

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  • $ 370.00


On Offer: 7.40 gram Golden Pallasite stoney-iron meteorite slice

Type: Pallasite
Origin: Niger
Official name: The name "Golden Pallasite" is not published in the Meteoritical Bulletin, and is a "common" name used in the meteorite community for this pallasite from Niger. This is technically an unclassified meteorite.
Description: The Golden Pallasite is arguably one the most sought after pallasite in the world. With large golden olivine crystals embedded in its' iron-nickel matrix, the Golden Pallasite is a wonder of nature. Its name is not actually derived from the color of the crystals, but rather surface ablated metal sulfides in the matrix, similar to pyrite, that can cause large areas to have a polished golden color. The best of these specimens can be exceptionally stunning!
Forged in the cores of large differentiated planetary bodies, pallasites are among the most beautiful of all the meteorites. They are formed in the transitional zone where the outer metal core of a large planetary body and the lower mantle meet and mix. Pallasites are embedded with olivine crystals that mixed with the still liquid iron-nickel of the outer core, eventually locking the crystals into the iron=nickel metal as it cools over millions of years.
What you get: 7.40 gram Golden Pallasite specimen as shown, signed Certificate of Authenticity, and shipping/storage membrane box.
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