Deschamps Pierre-Olivier - Paris - France

At 1:05 am on 8 February 1969, the fall of the Allende meteorite created a huge shower of thousands of fragments over an area of more than 300 square kilometres.
Other than the presence of organic compounds, it is special because its white inclusions are the oldest known fragments of rock in the entire solar system. It also contains a multitude of micro-diamonds, the residue of a supernova. This “star dust” is older than our own sun.

Detailed description

Hors tout : H. 2,5 cm ; l. 11 cm ; P. 7 cm ; Pds 281g