The Esquel pallasite was found in 1951 in Esquel, a town in Patagonia, Argentina. An exceptional mass, unlike everything that was found before. Large translucent olivine crystals can be distinguished (see photos).
Pallasites are considered by many to be the most beautiful type of meteorite. They are thought to come from the nuclei-mantle interface of differentiated asteroids, where the metal core meets lighter rocks. They were subsequently destroyed in space by another meteorite impact and then fell to Earth.
Because of their beauty, some of them are used in jewellery or as aesthetic decoration.
This majestic meteorite is considered one of the most beautiful pallasites ever discovered. The Esquel pallasite is highly sought after by jewellers for its incredible crystalline beauty, stability and extraterrestrial origin. It is a must for any serious collection of meteorites.
This slice, of exceptional beauty, is cut into a fine rectangle.
The photos in daylight and artificial light allow you to see the quality of the transparency of the olivines.
See also the original document that is represented in the last photo.
- Number of items
- Main Mineral/ Name Meteorite
- Esquel - Pallasite
- Mineral Form/ Type Meteorite
- Stony-Iron Meteorite
- 30×23×3 mm
- 5.95 g
- Origin (Region/ City)
- Origin (Country)