Find / Fall: Find – 1881
Location: Kansas, USA
Classification: Pallasite, PMG
Total Known Weight: 180 kg
Admire is a pallasite stony-iron meteorite containing a mixture of olivine crystals and nickel-iron metal in approximately equal amounts. Pallasites are one of the rarest types of iron-rich meteorites. The Admire Pallasite was discovered in 1881 when a mass was struck by a plow. Later other masses were found totaling 180 kgs. In recent years much more of he Admire meteorite has been discovered with the aid of modern metal detecting equipment. The total known amount of Admire is now about 2 tons. The meteorite fell in Lyon County, Kansas in the far past. With 11% Nickel-Iron it is a typical main group Pallasite.
Not all olivine crystals in the Admire meteorite are shocked which is rare and has been found in only a few pallasite meteorites. This has allowed for the crystals of Admire to be faceted into cosmic peridot gemstones. The Admire crystals being sold here were extracted from the meteorite during the process of finding stones suitable for faceting. Some have remaining bits of meteoritic metal still adhering to them while others are crystals only. Only about one crystal in one hundred was found to be crack free enough to facet. Our supply of meteorite peridot crystals is quite limited. They will make a wonderful addition to any meteorite or mineral collection.