Esquel meteorite

This Esquel meteorite was found in Chubut, Argentina in 1951 by a rancher digging a cattle pond. A single mass weighing more than 700 kilograms was found. Despite more than 50 years of searching, no more pieces of this rare pallasite have been recovered.
This specimen is a partial slice, cut thin enough to show very nice translucency of the olivine crystals, yet thick enough to maintain the beautiful green color. If Esquel is cut too thin, the crystal color fades to a light yellow instead of emerald green. This is a truly museum-quality specimen.