Esquel Pallasite Meteorite Slice (5.5g)
Stony-Iron Pallasite Meteorite from Chubut, Argentina. 5.5 grams.
Measures approximately just over 1" x 0.6" x 0.2"
The metal portion has a mirror-like shine that we were unable to capture in photos. You truly have to see this piece in person to appreciate its beauty!
Sometime around 1951 a mass weighing 1500 kilograms was found by a local citizen. Esquel is one of the prettiest of the pallasites with large lime-green crystals. Scientists believe that pallasites formed when the molten core of a planet mixed with the silicate magma. The olivine crystallized of out the silicate as it cooled, and was then forced into the metal "mold" where the mass solidified.
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