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Lot
49040

NWA STONE METEORITE - SPHERE RENDERED FROM EBONY HUED MATRIX. Unknown. Sahara Desert, undisclosed location . ...

2012 October 14 Natural History Signature Meteorite Auction - New York #6089

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Auction Ended On: Oct 14, 2012
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Location: Ukrainian Institute of America at The Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion
2 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10075

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NWA STONE METEORITE - SPHERE RENDERED FROM EBONY HUED MATRIX
Unknown
Sahara Desert, undisclosed location
As the meteorite from which this sphere was derived was found in the NWA 869 strewn field in the Sahara, it was believed to be a sample of NWA 869 when it was cut and placed into a sphere-making machine. This identification seems unlikely, however, as this meteorite looks...different (see lot 49041). As NWA 869 is one of the largest showers of stone meteorites on record, many recovered specimens were subdivided and fashioned into, among other things, spheres - something that, given the loss of material in the grinding process, would never occur if the meteorite were more rare. With a dark homogenous ebony matrix dusted with countless flakes of metal, this is a handsome example of a common chondrite. 55 x 55 x 55mm (2.25 x 2.25 x 2.25 inches) and 368.2 grams (0.75 pounds).

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