Beautiful Gemstone meteorite Fukang
Noteworthy, it is the most beautiful meteorite ever found on Earth. Thirteen years ago, in 2000 it was found near the Chinese city of Fukang, north-western mountainous region of Xinjiang. The iron meteorite with striking patches of olivine crystals weighed 2.211 kg. These blotches are marked only 1% of all meteorites being found on the surface of the Earth. Gemstone meteorite from outer space was named one of the greatest finds of the century. On February 2005 the meteorite was taken to the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. Later the mysterious meteorite was investigated in Meteorite Center, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona in Tucson. The Fukang pallasite contains large, gem quality olivine, or peridot, in a nickel-iron matrix.
Gemstone meteorite’s attraction to collectors lies in its exceptional display of “large, highly refractive translucent olivine crystals”, described by Bonhams as “unmatched by other pallasites”.
Space gemstone meteorite Fukang