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Allende Dragon Meteorite Jewelry Pendant Necklace
Allende Dragon Meteorite Jewelry Pendant Necklace with Great CAI
This meteorite jewelry has astronomical symbolic meaning. The beautiful white Calcium Aluminum Inclusion in the meteorite is shaped similarly to the Milky Way. In this jewelry we took the Dragon pendant, representing the constellation Draco, and trimmed the meteorite to make it look like the Dragon is clasping the great vault of the sky with the Milky Way being naturally draped across it, in white.
In ancient mythology the Milky Way was thought to be the dividing line or the great portal that connects the heavens and the earth. This partitioning of space is a primitive concept with mythologies from many cultures creating stories about the constellations and their interactions with each other. The dragon is chasing the Milky Way, to devour it, and is part of myth and legend.
About the Meteorite: The Allende meteorite fell to Earth at 1:05 AM on February 8, 1969. Like many meteorites, Allende entered the atmosphere and friction heated it up until it exploded and rained meteorite fragments over an area of about 60 square miles. They were found near the small town of Pueblito de Allende, Mexico, hence the name.
Allende meteorite is NOT known for its beauty but for its scientific value and cosmic significance. It has many tiny natural diamonds which were made in interstellar space. One of the interesting things about Allende is that it's very rich in diamonds and these diamonds are very small, far too small to see - only one thousand atoms or so across. These diamonds are extremely precious because they contain a lot of unusual characteristics which lead us to think that they may have formed long before the meteorite itself did. In fact, they may have formed around an ancient star which, at the end of its life, gave out material that eventually became incorporated into our solar system. So these tiny grains can tell us all sorts of things about the entire history of our galaxy. It seems unimaginable to hold something that ancient.
Chemistry: The large white calcium aluminum inclusion is composed of primarily oxides and silicates of calcium, aluminum, magnesium, and titanium. A wide diversity of CAI types exist in meteorites and they can differ in composition, mineralogy, structure and size. Many phases have been identified in CAIs over the years, but most are either rare accessories or secondary minerals that clearly replace primary ones. They are uniformly very old and for that reason are usually taken to define the age of the solar system at about 4.5672±0.0006 Ga. Scientists believe that there is a presolar origin for the CAIs, which were disbursed into our solar system's infant presolar chemistry. Scientific evidence indicates that portions of Allende's cosmochemistry probably came from the collapse of a nearby supernova.
Shipped with Certificate of Authenticity, attractive jewelry box and information about the jewelry. Definitely the only 1.
Pendant Size with Bail: 1 3/8" L X 1" W X 3/8" D
Meteorite size: Approximately 1/2" L X 3/8" W, irregular cut
20" Black Cord Chain included!
Allende meteorite pendant ... when you want to give a piece of the sun, the moon and even the universe...
More About the Allende Meteorite:
Allende meteorite is one of the most researched and most sought after meteorites.
Why is the Allende Meteorite is so special? Carbonaceous chondrites are thought to be the most primitive form of matter in the universe. Scientists theorize that if, at the beginning of time, the universe cooled and the dust clumped together and formed a rock, then the result would be something like a carbonaceous chondrite.
Some have speculated that the carbon in this meteorite might be associated with extraterrestrial life or with the arrival of life on Earth. Chemical analyses of carbonaceous chondrites have revealed both non-biological and biological amino acids, buildings blocks of life. Some of these amino acids are not found on earth. There are still many unanswered questions.
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