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    Iron, coarse octahedrite
    Gran Chaco, Argentina

    Fitting perfectly into the hand, this classic example of the well-known Campo del Cielo meteorite has the appearance of a cloud-form; with ridges and gullies, gradations of color from black to silver and gold-colored highlights, it calls to mind a multitude of familiar objects as one turns it to view at different angles: a pointing finger, the shape of North America, a dolphin, an old man with a grotesquely long nose. Yet however you look at it, it remains itself, a natural sculpture, uniquely formed by its burning-hot descent to the earth's surface and a reminder of the infinite variety and unmatched artfulness of nature. It measures 4¾ x 3½ x 1⅝ inches and weighs 1244.5 grams (2.74 pounds).

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2008
    20th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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