Seymchan, Russian Pallasite Meteorite, Micromount

$5.00
Seymchan, Russian Pallasite Meteorite, Micromount

Description

Seymchan meteorites were first recovered from the Magadan district of Russia in 1967. It was analyzed and classified as an Iron IIE. Many years later, more pieces were found and the new pieces contained olivine crystals. It was then that scientists realized that Seymchan was actually a pallasite, and the older pieces they found lacked olivines. Seymchan was reclassified as a pallasite and numerous examples with olivines have been found since then. Seymchan is typically found in three forms : all iron (siderite), pallasite, and transitional (containing zones of both).

Refer to the photos. The black centimeter cube is shown for scale and is not included. You are purchasing a specimen like the one shown. Note, each fragment looks unique, so the appearance of the specimen you receive will vary slightly. Your purchase will include a labeled gemjar for safe storage.