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    SIKHOTE-ALIN METEORITE "LOCH NESS"
    Iron, Coarse Octahedrite - IIAB
    Maritime Territory, Siberia, Russia (46o09'36"N, 134o39'12"E)

    This fine example of the Sikhote-Alin meteorite could be considered to resemble the "Loch Ness Monster" when viewed from a certain angle or even a daschund with the proper orientation. However, it is the fact that this meteorite is a classic example of the Sikhote-Alin material that is of real interest here. Featuring an undulating shape with an abundance of "thumbprint" regmaglypts, this is a fine collector specimen in terms of relative size, and Sikhote-Alin was the largest meteor shower in history. Specimen comes attached magnetically to an acrylic post base with a metal placard.
    5.125 x 1.625 x 1.125 inches (13.02 x 4.13 x 2.86 cm) and 335 grams. Offered at no reserve.


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2013
    19th-20th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    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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