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    Gebel Kamil Meteorite
    Iron (ungrouped)
    East Uweinat Desert, Egypt

    This massive "flame" meteorite is Gebel Kamil and features an amazing texture with a skin-like pattern on the primary side. Weighing a substantial 3.8 kilograms (8.4 lbs), the complete specimen is special, to say the least. The brown metal from space is layered in an artistic form, with sharp edges adding to the obvious appeal of this highly aesthetic piece. Presented on a custom metal armature, this top example of an ataxite is on par with finer representations of other meteorite varieties. This Egyptian treasure is thought to have fallen some 5,000 years ago adding another aspect of history to the historically heavy country.
    Overall Measurements: 7.09 x 5.51 x 2.54 inches (18.00 x 14.00 x 6.45 cm), weighs 3,815 grams

    Provenance: Central Coast Collection

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


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2018
    5th-6th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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