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    Iron, coarse octahedrite
    Gran Chaco, Argentina

    Iron meteorites originate from the molten iron core of what was briefly a planet between Mars and Jupiter during the formation of the solar system. This plantetoid (large unstable planetary body) broke apart approximately 4.5 billions years ago and its remnants constitute the asteroid belt. Like 99.9% of all known meteorites, this fist-sized meteorite originates from the asteroid belt. It is a typical iron meteorite recovered from the Campo del Cielo strewn field (the elliptical area in which a meteorite shower is dispersed across Earth's surface). Surprisingly dense for its size and draped in a chestnut to platinum patina. 119 x 111 x 109 mm (4.5 x 4.25 x 4.25 inches) and 3149 grams (6.9 pounds).

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    8th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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