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Imilac

Pallasite, main group
Atacama desert, Antofagasta, Chile
Find: 1822
TKW: 960 kg, many pieces
Two individuals: 320 g and 143 g

The Location of the Imilac Meteorite crater and associated meteorites is known to Europeans since 1822. The meteorite itself is a gem as old as the solar system. With its high density of beautiful olivine crystals this particular pallasite is highly sought after by collectors.

 

These are pallasite individuals  from the uprange end of the strewnfield with patches of preserved fusion crust and single olivines embedded in the Ni-Fe matrix. The upper two photos show the specimens in situ and in as-found-condition, 5-10 cm below the pediment surface. The scale cube is 1 cm.

Inventory #

B-476.10; B-476.11

Date

March 19, 2019

Category

Finds, Stony Irons