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    Fine (IVA) octahedrite
    Kiruna, Norrbotten, Northern Sweden

    Although so far no one has located its impact crater, the Muonionalusta meteorite is believed to have fallen over 800,000 years ago somewhere in the Arctic Circle. Glacial action carried parts of the fall to northern Sweden, where they were first recorded in 1906. This specimen is a fine slice of Muonionalusta that has been polished and etched on both sides, exposing the fascinating silvery Widmanst├Ątten patterns of latticed nickel-iron kamacite and taenite. This fascinating slice of an iron meteorite measures 10 x 6 x 1/8 inches, and weighs 1 lb 4.9 ounces (595 grams).

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2010
    17th Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 1
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