- Fukang Pallasite Meteorites from the TowerCrystals internet collection
In 1772 Peter Pallas was shown a huge lump of strange looking metal which had been found in Siberia, near Krasnoyarsk. It was soon discovered that the metal lump was a new type of stony-iron meteorite with olivine. This type of meteorites are now called Pallasites after him.
Fukang Nickel Iron & Gem Olivine Pallasite Meteorite was discovered 2000 in Fukang, China in the Gobi desert.
Fukang Pallasite contains gem quality olivine, or peridot, in a nickel-iron matrix. Pallasites are thought to be from the core of asteroids that were broken apart on impact.
Pallasite meteorites are one of the most rare iron meteorites in the world. Two other pallasites are from Argentina (Esquel) and Chili (Imilac).The combination of nickel iron and transparent olivine or peridot gems sets these meteorites in a class of their own. Pallasites account for only about one percent of all known meteorites.
This type of meteorite has hardly ever been found. You still have a chance to own a slice of this important meteorite! The Fukang Pallasite! This pallasite was found in China in 2003. It is a very unusual new pallasite with large translucent gem Olivine (Peridot) crystals!
We are offering some pieces of the Fukang Pallasite Meteorite for sale. Good Luck and be fast or it will be gone.....
Fukang Pallasite Meteorite Specimens