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Sterley pallasite

A single mass weighing 1724.8 grams, and displaying regmaglypts and some remnant fusion crust, was found ~1950 by a farmer while plowing. Several months later, the finder took the specimen to Texas Tech University where it was classified by a mineralogist Mr. Dennis as a "stony iron siderolite - variety pallasite". Decades later, after watching a television show on meteorites, the son of the finder took the specimen to Dr. Laurence Garvie at the Center for Meteorite Studies, ASU for further study. The pallasite was later purchased by Ruben Garcia and Geoff Notkin.

A significant type specimen from Sterley was donated to the Centre for Meteorite Studies at ASU, and the remainder was lab prepared to exacting standards by one of the top professional prep artists in the world. All slices are etched on one face in order to display the excellent Widmanstätten Pattern, and polished to a mirror finish on the reverse.
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