Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice
For Art and Antique Auctions, standard shipments are being delayed 2-4 weeks due to increased safety procedures and vendor and carrier slowdowns. As soon as your order ships, you will receive a tracking number.


    Boxhole Meteorite
    Iron, IIIAB
    Found: 1937

    A relatively young impact crater, at least in geologic terms, Boxhole, near Alice Springs, in the Northern Territory of Australia was discovered in 1937 at which time metallic fragments were found. Subsequent search efforts resulted in an additional meteoric find of other Iron masses. Weighing nearly 8 kilograms (17.5 pounds), this Boxhole Meteorite is rather massive and has some visual qualities of Henbury pieces that were discovered nearby. The size of the crater may be indicative that it was formed by an explosion of the meteorite on impact. This impressive specimen is dense and solid, with numerous and wonderful crater-like regmaglypts and a lovely reddish-brown patina over the naturally sculptural meteorite piece, which is an exceptional combination of size and aesthetics - a fine and uncommon Australian meteorite. The specimen does have an old worn collection label of "Boxhole" affixed, but the word "Hole" has faded.
    Overall Measurements: 7.87 x 7.68 x 2.76 inches (20.00 x 19.50 x 7.00 cm), weighs 7.95 kilograms (17.52 pounds)

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]

    Condition Report*: Condition report available upon request.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    July, 2019
    20th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 623

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $300,000 (minimum $49), plus 20% of any amount between $300,000 and $3,000,000, plus 12.5% of any amount over $3,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2021 May 1 Texas Art Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Thank you for the wonderful job Heritage did with promotion of this piece. So appreciative.
    Laura I.,
    Tulsa, OK
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search