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 jewelry or as aesthetic decoration when they are cut in 2 halves or sliced.
In 1990 a meteorite of 198 kilograms was found near the town of Pallasovka by a local resident on a dike on the edge of an artificial water reservoir. The pond and dike were built in 1978 using explosives so the mass has probably been lifted to the surface from a depth of about 2 meters. In fall 2004, a small sample was transferred it to the Vernadsky Institute (Moscow) and then proved its meteoritic origin.
The town of Pallasovka was named after Peter Pallas, a famous naturalist who took part in the discovery and the study of the first pallasite (Krasnojarsk). Coincidentally, a pallasite meteorite was found in Pallasovka, a town named after the discoverer of pallasites.
For auction an amazing translucent slice.
Weight: 17,8 grams.
Certificate of authenticity included. IMCA 5591.
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- Minéral principal / Nom météorite
- Météorite Pallasovka.
- Forme minérale / Type météorite
- Pallasite de Russie. Tranche
- 17.8 g
- Origine (région / ville)
- 1990, Oblast de Volgograd
- Origine (pays)