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    NWA 4233 - COMPLETE SLICE OF IRON METEORITE WITH EXQUISITE CRYSTALLINE PATTERN
    IAB Complex - Iron
    Northwest Africa - Moroccan Sahara

    In 2004, a single mass weighing less than one pound was purchased at the Hamburg Mineral Fair in Germany. While it was believed to be a meteorite, this was not determined until the specimen was subdivided and analyzed. This complete slice features what is among the more beautifully intricate fine octahedral crystalline patterns known. As a result of small mass, specimens of NWA 4233 are exceedingly difficult to obtain, and this is guaranteed to be a novel addition to any collection.
    It measures 1.5 x 1 x 0.1 inches (42 x 29 x 3 mm) and weighs 14.54 grams.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2013
    2nd Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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