Eastern Europe, eastern Russia, Magadan region, Seymchan, found ca. 1967 CE. An enormous slice of the famous Seymchan meteorite. The rough verso exhibits the original bumpy texture of the exterior, and the Widmanstatten patterns (Thomson structures) on the sliced obverse face are composed of long nickel-iron crystals consistent with pallasite meteorites which have an incredible luster. Fragments of this meteorite were found in 1967 around various areas of the Yasachnaya River. In 2004, a substantial amount of additional material was recovered from the same site. A fine example weighing in at just under 32 pounds. Size: 19" W x 8.625" H (48.3 cm x 21.9 cm); total weight: 14514.94 grams.
Provenance: ex-private Los Angeles, California, USA collection
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This is a slice of a larger meteorite. Original texture to verso, with minor nicks to sliced face and peripheries, and light oxidation to some areas of periphery and verso, otherwise intact and excellent. Nice luster throughout.