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    CAMPO DEL CIELO - SELECT FIST-SIZED METEORITE WITH HOLE
    Iron, coarse octahedrite
    Gran Chaco, Argentina
    Campo del Cielo ("Valley of the Sky") meteorites were first written about in 1576 by Spanish explorers when their unearthly origin had yet to be understood. A meteorite from Campo del Cielo was the first large meteorite displayed at the British Museum of Natural History, and several large "Campo" masses can be found today in the finest museums throughout the world. The meteorite offered here features a naturally-formed hole-a rare, sought-after attribute created, in this instance, by terrestrialization (exposure to the elements over thousands of years). A bright gun-metal patina accents this meteorite's highly textured surface. A large groove on the reverse adds further appeal to this select representation of a historic meteorite event. The custom pedestal depicted accompanies this specimen. 203 x 141 x 69 mm (8 x 5.5 x 2.75 inches) and 7766 grams (17 pounds).


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    8th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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