THE STERLEY PALLASITE
A new meteorite discovery of major importance
An Aerolite Meteorites and Mr. Meteorite Exclusive
*** ONLY 1 SPECIMEN REMAINS OUT OF 30 ***

Sterley pallasite meteoriteA single regmaglypted and fusion crusted individual of approximately 1,725 grams was found in Texas, circa 1950, by a farmer. The finder sent the mass to Texas Technical College in Lubbock and the geology department there confirmed it to be a pallasite. The stone remained with the finder's family, and without official classification, until they saw Meteorite Men the television series and decided to further investigate the find.

The entire mass was acquired by Ruben Garcia of Mr. Meteorite and Aerolite Meteorites, LLC during the summer of 2012. Classification work was carried out by Dr. Laurence Garvie of the Center for Meteorite Studies at ASU, and Dr. John Wasson of the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics at UCLA. Analysis confirmed that not only is Sterley an entirely new pallasite to science, but that compositionally it is unique. With extremely high fayalite values and a remarkable variation in crystal size and shape, the new pallasite is one of a kind.

A substantial type specimen from Sterley was donated to the Center 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.

Examples of this beautiful meteorite have been acquired directly from us by seven of the world's leading science institutions and museums, indicating its importance and uniqueness.

The Sterley pallasite is offered for sale exclusively by Aerolite Meteorites, LLC, in partnership with Mr. Meteorite (Ruben Garcia). Each specimen has been photographed and cataloged and will be accompanied by the following exclusive documentation:

A full color printed catalog describing the history of the Sterley pallasite, and including photographs of every existing specimen, along with the chemical analyses as performed by Drs. Wasson and Garvie, and other information.

A custom 5 1/2 x 8 1/2-inch color certificate of authenticity, suitable for framing, signed by Geoff Notkin and Ruben Garcia.

A printed color 5 x 7-inch photo of the main mass, prior to cutting.

A color copy of the 1951 Texas Tech letter, confirming the find as a pallasite.

A custom Aerolite Meteorites, LLC specimen identification card.


 

STERLEY PALLASITE 58.1 grams

Very good translucency is evident in this fine complete slice showing abundant gold and amber crystals and a few yellow/green olivines.

Catalog number: ST-21
58.1 grams (b)
103 mm x 66 mm x 3 mm

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