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    LAS PALMAS / CAMPO DEL CIELO METEORITE - FIST-SIZED SPECIMEN WITH A NATURALLY FORMED HOLE
    Iron meteorite
    Las Palmas, Paraguay
    Similar to the previous lot, this meteorite was found approximately 200 miles away from the Campo del Cielo strewn field. Meteorites recovered in this area were thought to be from a wholly different event than the Campo event of 4000 years ago, but research reveals otherwise. We now know that when the Campo del Cielo meteorite shower occurred, at least two large masses traveled in proximity to one another during a journey through the solar system before exploding in Earth's upper atmosphere. Referred to as the Las Palmas variety of Campos, the soil chemistry of the Las Palmas region had a distinct effect on the iron meteorites that landed there. Las Palmas Campos have a textured surface that makes them appear more animated - and the current offering is no exception. This meteorite is further embellished with a much sought-after enhancement: a naturally formed hole. With a rich platinum patina, bright chrome highlights and accented with fine dimpling, this is an engaging example. 97 x 78 x 51mm (3.75 x 3 x 2 inches) and 1108 grams (2.5 pounds).


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2012
    20th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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