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Grade auf Ebay für grade mal 18k Dollar: SPHEREFACTOR: Incredible Rare SEYMCHAN PALLASITE OLIVINE METEORITE Sphere, ein zur Kugel geschliffener aus dem Seyman-Meteorit, den man 1967 im Flußbett des Hekandue in Russland gefunden hatte. Hätte ich ja gerne rumliegen hier, so 'ne shiny metal sphere from space. (via BoingBoing)
Mineral Origin: Magadan District, Russia, 1967
Diameter: 2.77" / 70.3 mm
Weight: 2 lbs 4.3 oz / 1029 grams / 1.029 kilograms
Seymchan is a Pallasite meteorite found in the dry bed of the Hekandue River in the Magadan District, Russia, near the settlement of Seymchan in June 1967. Pallasites consist of a nickel-iron matrix packed with Olivine crystals and account for less than 2% of all known meteorites ... and unlike many meteorites, Seymchan is stable and rust resistant!
Due to the rarity of the Seymchan material and the large cut loss incurred to make a sphere, very few have been cut and we can almost guarantee, another one this size is unlikely to be ever cut!
In April 2016, a Seymchan Pallasite sphere sold at Christie's Auction for over $10,000. and it was only 434 grams, less than half the size of this one! In October 2012, a 548 gram Seymchan Pallasite sphere sold for $13,000!