Huckitta was first discovered in 1924. It was located approx. 17km north of Alice Springs Australia. The odd material was hard and blackened. It was eventually analyzed and shown to be a main-group pallasite meteorite. It's odd appearance is a direct product of it's advanced terrestrial age. This meteorite fell many thousands of years ago and terrestrial minerals have replaced the unoxidized metal and most of the olivines. Huckitta is one of the oldest extant pallasites. On rare occasion, a Huckitta mass is found that is not completely terrestrialized - some will have remnants of fresh metal deep inside the matrix, while others will have yellow olivines that are not darkened. The specimen being offered here has some relatively fresh olivines in it that have nice yellow and orange coloration.
This specimen is a professionally prepared endcut. It is an old Bob Haag piece and comes with his original specimen card. It has a cut face showing the matrix and olivines. The face has been polished and sealed. The reverse side is left natural in it's as-found state. This attractive endcut displays very well and is an exceptional example of this ancient pallasite. It weighs 38.4 grams.
Refer to the photos. The black centimeter cube is shown for scale and is not included. You are purchasing the specimen shown. It comes with an ID label and padded storage box.