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303 gram end cut.   Pallasite

TKW 8.47 kg. Fall not observed. Purchased in 2011 by Debbie Cilz at an estate sale in Choteau, Montana, and presumed to have been found locally by the deceased owner.

Ruben writes:
A new and very rare ungrouped pallasite. This specimen is as rare as they come and doesn't fit into any of the know categories for pallasites.


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Greg Lindh
 6/20/2013 9:15:58 PM
No mistaking that for an earth rock. Beautiful, Ruben!
David Weir
 6/20/2013 3:27:03 PM
Maybe I'm the only one, and maybe because I first saw one unetched, but I prefer to view pallasites without the etching; I think they are more beautiful that way instead of so busy. Is there any photos of that unetched Ruben?
Jim Shorten IMCA 6204
 6/20/2013 11:25:55 AM
That is one beautiful Pallasite. Congratulations Ruben...
Ruben Garcia
 6/20/2013 11:15:02 AM
Hi Guys, Great comments - especially Roman's! Visit my website for more info and photos.
Colonel Pulaerko
 6/20/2013 11:14:43 AM
Now that's a meteorite!
Mark Murphy
 6/20/2013 9:26:56 AM
Truly a Masterpiece! Love the multi coloured angular olivine with that crazy etch! Never seen anything like it. Extremely cool!
Galactic Stone
 6/20/2013 8:38:03 AM
Man, I need to visit more estate sales!
Ben Fisler
 6/20/2013 7:13:47 AM
Just amazing. Wow!
Graham
 6/20/2013 3:34:37 AM
A beauty Ruben...let us know more!
Roman 0583
 6/20/2013 3:09:18 AM
OMG.WOW.My Imilac slice just bowed in reverance to your precious jewel, Reuben. The etching pattern brings out its ET beauty and colors, no doubt. So,is there any info at all on it yet, or still too soon? Where was it found. By the way, I just want to thank you for the crisp and great resolution photos. i want to show some metal detectorist friends the transformation before and after cutting, polishing, and etching of an ugly chunk of iron into an extra-terrestrial jewel, so that they may believe all iron under ground is not necessarily terrestrial scrap metal. Im just worried the fellas will start to dump all the railroad ties and true crap in my back yard. Jed Clampet and the Boys,ha ha ha. Happy Hunting guys. Good Night .
Kally Wombacher
 6/20/2013 2:18:11 AM
Absolutely marvellous!
 

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