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Impact Breccia Slice | 364 Grams | Golden Metal Veining Impactite | Sudbury Structure, Canada | SO24

This is a must have huge 364-gram Metal Ore Copper rich Impact Breccia slice from the famous Sudbury Astrobleme Impact Structure in Ontario, Canada. Its dimensions are 127x104x10 mm.  Although not a meteorite, impactites are directly linked to them and their impacts and are probably going to be one of the rarest collection pieces you'll ever own. 

Mark Bostick wrote "About 1.87 billion years ago, an object from space nine kilometers in diameter slammed into Canada, a little north of Sudbury, Ontario creating the second largest impact structure on the earth. This impact was equivalent to a billion tons of TNT. An impact so big it cracked the earth, and in fact there are still earthquakes because of that event today!  The many mineral rich deposits and strange rock formations in such close proximity has attracted attention for 100's of years, long before its impact origin was known. 

Note that this is not a meteorite but a slice of Earth rock, altered by a meteorite impact. A very, very large meteorite.  This came from the ring of the impact and is the harder to find gold-copper-bronze colored impactite described as a metal-rich breccia and sulfides composed chiefly of some amount of iridium, cobalt & selenium. In addition, most of these specimens will nickel, iron, sperrylite and pentlandite as well as minor amounts of other metals, metallic & silicate minerals."

This is a spectacular piece and would be a beautiful addition to any new or existing collection. Comes with a Canagem Collection specimen card. 

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