Incredible Seymchan Pallasite Meteorite Slice Pendant! This 12.8 gram slice of the Seymchan Meteorite has beautiful olivine crystals and a superb showing of the Widmanstatten Pattern. Set in Argentium Silver with 14K/20 Gold, the pendant displays wonderfully on either side.
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Pallasite is Olivine that is of extra-terrestrial origin. Gem quality Olivine is Peridot.
Peridot is the birthstone for August.
Origin: Outer Space (the asteroid belt) – discovered in Seymchan Russia
Weight: Seymchan slice 12.8 grams
Pendant Measures: 58mm x 40mm x 5mm (25.4mm = 1 inch) Measurements taken from widest points.
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SEYMCHAN PALLASITE METEORITE
Structural classification: Coarse octahedrite
Group: Main Group Pallasite
Composition: 9.15% Ni, 24.6 ppm Ga, 68.3 ppm Ge, 0.55 ppm Ir.
Region: Magadan Oblast
Coordinates: 62°54′N 152°26′
Observed fall: No
Found date: June 1967
Total known weight (TKW): about 380 kg
The Seymchan meteorite as originally found in 1967 near the to the town of it’s namesake Seymchan in far east Russia. It was originally classified as a coarse octahedrite with a bandwidth of 2.0mm, Iron IIE.
Iron meteorites are composed of primarily iron and nickel alloys and are believed to be derived from planetary cores that were broken apart billions of years ago. Seymchan is a stable pallasite.
Discovered: Seymchan, Magadan District, Russia
Date of Find: 1967 & 2004
It was found in the dry bed of river Hekandue, a left tributary of river Jasačnaja in the Magadan district, Russia, near the settlement of Seymchan.The main mass of 272.3 kilograms (600 lb) was found in June 1967 by the geologist F. A. Mednikov during a survey. The mass was a triangular shaped thumbprinted meteorite lying among the stones of the brook bed. A second specimen of 51 kilograms (110 lb) was found in October 1967 at a distance of 20 m from the first one by I. H. Markov with a mine detector 1967. The main mass was turned in to the Academy of Sciences of the USSR.
During a new expedition in 2004, Dmitri Kachalin recovered about 50 kilograms (110 lb) of new material. Remarkably, many of the new specimens (about 20%) were found to contain olivine crystals and so revealed the silicated nature of the meteorite. The pallasitic structure was not discovered previously during studies on small metal-only sections of the original mass.
We proudly use recycled metals (silver, gold, copper) in our jewelry. The metals we use are recycled and manufactured in the USA.
14K/20 Gold “aka gold-filled” is 20% solid by weight and will not wear off like plated-gold.
Argentium Silver is made with a touch of germanium. It presents a bright white color that is closer to fine silver than traditional sterling and is extremely slow to tarnish under most conditions. With 93.5% pure silver, Argentium meets the legal standard to be quality-marked as sterling silver. All Argentium is made from reclaimed silver and its sources are guaranteed by Argentium International Ltd.
Metaphysical: Meteorite aids inter-dimensional travel, prosperity, emotional stability. Encourages reconciliation with being in the earth realm, and able to ground thought into action.
Taking Care of Meteorite Jewelry:
As with any type of jewelry, pieces made with meteorite should not be worn in water or when using chemicals. Many household cleaning chemicals can weaken the metal made from meteorite or the metal that it is set in, causing corrosion, pitting it, or causing anything set in it to fall out. They can be cleaned with a common jewelry cleaning cloth, but should not be submerged in gold or silver cleaner.
Discoloration can be removed in most cases with a gentle application of toothpaste. Use iso-propyl alcohol for rinsing instead of water. The higher the percentages of alcohol content the better. Rubbing it with natural oils (such as coconut or lavender) helps seal out any moisture.
I recommend Renaissance Museum Wax (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renaissance_Wax) to help seal out moisture. It can be found easily online and a tiny tin last a super-long time.
Meteorite jewelry should be stored like any other piece – separated so that it cannot be knocked around. Keep safe and dry. Using a silica packet, like those found in the packaging of many products is great to keep in the storage place of meteorite jewelry as it absorbs any moisture that may be present. However, keep the silica packet from actually touching the meteorite.
If taking meteorite jewelry to be professionally cleaned, make sure to notify the jeweler about what the piece is made of.
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