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Seymchan 					Location 62 54'N, 152 26'E

Magadanskaya distrikt, Russia  

Find: June 1967

Pallasite

Circumstances of the fall or discovery: The larger specimen has been found by the geologist F. A. Mednikov during a geological survey. 
The meteorite hardly seen was lying among the stones of the brook-ebd. 
The smaller specimen was found at a distance of 20 m from the first one by I. H. Markov with a mine detector in october 1967. 
The main mass was turned to the Academy of Sciences of the USSR.
A small section of iron was analyzed by J.Wasson and it was determinated to be a member of chemical group IIE.
During a 2004 expedition additional masses were found. Many of them were found to contain silicates with a pallasitic texture.
So it was reclassificated to main group pallasite. And now Seymchan is an anomalous pallasite due to its high Ir content (van Niekerk et al. 2007)

Classification: Pallasite (Main group). 

Transparent olivine is the most beautiful mineral in meteorites without any doubt. Olivines from Seymchan meteorite are VERY GOOD.
We found a piece that was almost without metal - the olivines were just separated. Among a lot of crystals we found some that were without cracks,
so it was possible to make some gems. 
Available samples
FACETED OLIVINE GEM #2, 3.75 mm, 0.196 ct, $ 190
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FACETED OLIVINE GEM #5, 4.13 mm, 0.265 ct, $ 260
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FACETED OLIVINE GEM #6, 3.51 mm, 0.188 ct, $ 185
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FACETED OLIVINE GEM #7, 3.62 mm, 0.22 ct, $ 300
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FACETED OLIVINE GEM #8, 4.2 mm, 0.31 ct, $ 310
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Quantity of facet olivine gems are listed every week click here to go to our eBay page
we have more samples available too and we are ready to assist you with pleasure by email request
Quantity of cabochons are listed every week, sorry not available at the time
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