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    Iron, coarse octahedrite
    Gran Chaco, Argentina

    Similar to the previous lot, but a wee-bit smaller. This lively example also features a naturally-formed hole - a sought-after rarity. Iron meteorites originate from the molten iron core of what were planetary-sized bodies between Mars and Jupiter during the formation of the solar system. Such plantetoids (large unstable planetary bodies) broke apart approximately 4.5 billion years ago whose remnants are today referred to as the asteroid belt - which is from where this, and most other meteorites, originate. Back on Earth, the current offering features a surface of finely textured ridges and sockets, and sports a bright gunmetal patina with chrome highlights. Surprisingly dense, this meteorite is accompanied by a custom armature and measures 111 x 83 x 58mm (4.25 x 3.25 x 2.25 inches) and 643 grams.
    Provenance: Macovich Collection of Meteorites

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2010
    17th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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