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Geological - Seymchan Meteorite 1967 - Polished Section Slice

Antiquities - Natural History


LOT 775

Estimate
GBP (£) 2,000 - 3,000
EUR (€) 2,270 - 3,400
USD ($) 2,800 - 4,200
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Sold for (Inc. premium): £2,530

GEOLOGICAL - SEYMCHAN METEORITE 1967 - POLISHED SECTION SLICE

A polished section slice of the meterorite, discovered in 1967; the cut surfaces showing the disctinctive crystallization; with the exterior surface showing the full perimeter of the slice. 1.80 Kg; 470 mm long.

Condition
Superb. Very rare.

Provenance
Magadan district, USSR. The main mass of 272.3 kg was found in June 1967 by the geologist F. A. Mednikov.

Literature
Report of geologist F. A. Mednikov (Magadan, USSR) in a letter, VIII 15, 1967 and of V. 1. Zvetkov (Moscow, USSR) in a letter X 17, 1967. See also Meteoritical Bulletin No. 43, Moscow (1968) and database.

Footnotes
Seymchan belongs to Main Group pallasites but it is considered anomalous due to its high Iridium content. Before the discovery of its pallasitic structure it had been classified as IIE anomalous coarse octahedrite. Seymchan is considered a stable and rust-resistant pallasite.

Date
Thursday 9th September 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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