It is believed to be as old as the land itself.
This strange meteorite was discovered in China in Changji Hui Autonomous Prefecture, Sinkiang, China. Their find occurred almost by chance when a hiker sat on it to have his lunch.
Amazed by a flash that the sun revealed to him, he returned the next day with a hammer and chisel to take a little and take it to analyze. The sample ended in the United States and the results showed that it was a very special meteorite.
It is known as Palasito, a type of meteorite with translucent golden crystals that are from a mineral called olivine and that resemble a honeycomb in a rock almost entirely of nickel and iron.
According to research from the Arizona Laboratory, the parasites are composed of 50% olivine and peridot crystals, and 50% metals such as nickel and iron, which give it its mosaic appearance.
According to the dating, it is believed that their formation is in the same period as that of the planets and that these are very rare to find, since their existence it is only 1% of the total meteorites that exist in the solar system.
The original meteorite weighed about 450 kg but after years it has been sliced and sold to multiple people around the world, even auctioned for large amounts of money.
31 kilos of this rock are in the deposit of the University of Arizona. A similar amount is in the hands of a private collector.
Its value is between 20 and 50 dollars a gram. In 2008 the largest portion of the meteorite was auctioned and its price reached 2 million dollars in Bonham, New York.
Recently, in 2005, another Palasito was found similar to that of Fukang in Kansas but this one weighed more than half a ton.
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