Seymchan Location 62° 54'N, 152° 26'E
Magadanskaya distrikt, Russia
Find: June 1967
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, sold|
|| FACETED OLIVINE GEM #7, 3.62 mm, 0.22 ct, sold|
|| FACETED OLIVINE GEM #8, 4.2 mm, 0.31 ct, sold|
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|| Quantity of cabochons are listed every week, sorry not available at the time|