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Allende 36.8g + 3.5g

$1,095.00

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  • Meteorite Type: Stone (CV3.2)
  • Meteorite Weight: 36.8 gram individual and 3.5 gram slice
  • Approximate Measurements: 36.8g: 32mm x 26mm x 29 3.5g: 41mm x 23mm x 2mm     
  • Witnessed Fall: Yes, Chihuahua, Mexico Feb. 8, 1969
  • Additional Information: A whole Allende individual of 36.8 grams, partially covered in characteristic matte grey-blue fusion crust, plus a complete laboratory-prepared slice of 3.5 grams, exhibiting the small grey and white chondrules, that have been of such great interest to researchers for decades.

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Description

Often described as “the most studied meteorite in history,” Allende is one of the most fascinating and desirable space rocks available to collectors. It is a very rare witnessed fall carbonaceous chondrite and its massive nighttime fireball was seen by hundreds of people in rural Mexico in 1969. Many pieces were picked up by locals the next morning and acquired by Dr. Elbert King who designated NASA’s Lunar Receiving Lab from the Apollo Era. Allende contains carbon and microscopic diamonds, believed to be the last remnants of an exploding sun that predates our own solar system! As such, at an estimated 12 billion years, they are the oldest things any human has ever touched. Space diamonds from the beginning of time.

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Weight 40 g

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