Similar to the previous lots, less than 0.2% of all meteorites are pallasites, the most beautiful extraterrestrial substances known. Pallasites are formed at the core-mantle boundary of an asteroid that underwent mixing of molten metal from the core with olivine from the mantle. The result is olivine crystals in suspension in an iron-nickel matrix. Seymchan also contains gem-quality olivine otherwise known as peridot (birthstone of August). Pallasites are the most dazzling of all meteorites and this is a wondrous three-dimensional presentation of a pallasite, revealing aspects of the structure impossible to see in a flat slab. This specimen can rightfully be considered an otherworldly crystal ball.