|Imilac was found in 1822 in the Atacama Desert,
Atacama, Chile. Numerous masses, large and small, have been removed over the years.
The largest individual found weighed 450 pounds. I made a trip to the Imilac
strewnfield in late April 2000 and can say first-hand that there is very little material
left to be found. Systematic searching with ATV's using high-tech metal detecting
has pretty much cleaned out the area. Imilac is classified as a Pallasite.
Click images to enlarge:
1.4 Kg. individual
169.8 gram "skeleton" individual. Measures 67 mm by 55 mm by 32 mm.
51.3 gram "skeleton" individual. Measures 46 mm by 40 mm by 36 mm.
Photo of the main mass owned by the British Museum.