Esquel Pallasite Meteorite - 7.1 gram Specimen


The Esquel Pallasite Meteorite is a stony-iron meteorite pallasite found in Esquel, Chubut, Argentina sometime around 1951.  The meteorite mass, weighing 1,500 kilograms, was found by a local citizen. 

The Esquel Pallasite is one of the prettiest of the pallasites with large lime-green crystals.  Scientists believe that pallasites were formed when the molten core of a planet mixed with the silicate magma. The olivine crystallized out of  the silicate as it cooled, and was then forced into the metal "mold" where the mass solidified.        

  • 7.1 grams  (0.25 ounces)
  • 29.6 x 21.2 x 2.4 mm (1.1 x 0.83 x 0.09 inches)
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