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Seymchan Sphere 400.8g


Meteorite Type: Pallasite, PMG
Measurements: 49 mm diameter

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The Seymchan meteorite sphere — known to some as “The Extraterrestrial Crystal Ball” — showcases a magnificent fusion of earthly craftsmanship and extraterrestrial crystals. In order to create this wonder, a mass of olivine-rich Seymchan was first cut into a cube using a special diamond-tipped saw and then milled, over time, into its current spherical shape. The creation of meteorite spheres is costly, both in terms of time and material, as a significant portion of the raw material is lost in the cutting and milling process — it literally goes up in dust and is known as “cut loss.” Further, because of the fact that olivine is gemstone that rates 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs scale, encased in a much harder nickel-iron matrix, careful and exacting polishing and preparation methods had to be employed to forge this miniature, gem-studded planet. As the raw material (a block of the Seymchan meteorite) is already rare and very valuable. Highly collectible and entirely one-of-a-kind.

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Weight 406 g