Imilac

  
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.

 

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19.7 gram translucent part slice.   Etched on one side an polished on the opposite side.  43 mm x 42 mm x 2.5 mm thick.  Measurements taken at widest point. $750-

 

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25.5 gram translucent part slice.  Etched on one side an polished on the opposite side.  42 mm x 40 mm x 3.2 mm thick.  Measurements taken at widest point. $900-

 

 

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26.8 gram translucent part slice.  Etched on one side an polished on the opposite side.  54 mm x 41 mm x 3.1 mm thick.  Measurements taken at widest point. $1000-

 

 

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33.5 gram translucent part slice.  Etched on one side an polished on the opposite side.  71 mm x 39 mm x 3.3 mm thick.  Measurements taken at widest point. $1290-

 

 

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56.3 gram translucent part slice.  Etched on one side an polished on the opposite side.  65 mm x 62 mm x 3.2 mm thick.  Measurements taken at widest point. $2000-

 

 

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132 gram translucent full slice.  Etched on one side, polished on opposite side.  Fourth photo shows translucency with back lighting.  140 mm x 105 mm x 2.7 mm thick.  Measurements taken at widest point. SOLD

 

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Photo of the main mass owned by the British Museum.

 

Click here for photos of my trip to the Imilac Strewnfield in 2000

 

  

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