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    NWA 4233 IRON METEORITE - COMPLETE SLICE EVOKES SHAPE OF AUSTRALIA
    IAB Complex - Iron
    Northwest Africa - Moroccan Sahara

    In 2004 at the Hamburg Mineral Fair in Germany, a single mass weighing less than one pound appeared for sale. While it was believed to be a meteorite, its extraterrestrial origin was undetermined until the specimen was subdivided and analyzed. This is a complete slice of NWA 4233-the 4,233rd meteorite to be recovered from the North West African grid of the Sahara Desert and then analyzed and sanctioned by the Meteoritical Society's Nomenclature Committee. Shaped like Australia, this superb representation features a strikingly aesthetic crystalline pattern. As a result of its small mass, specimens of NWA 4233 are exceedingly difficult to obtain, and this would be an unusual addition to any collection.
    It measures 42 x 29 x 3mm (1.66 x 1.1 x 0.1 inches) and 14.54 grams.


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2013
    19th-20th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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    25% on the first $100,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $100,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

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