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    SIKHOTE-ALIN METEORITE - UNUSUAL, HIGHLY
    TEXTURED COMPLETE METEORITE FROM THE LARGEST
    METEORITE SHOWER OF THE LAST SEVERAL THOUSAND
    YEARS

    Iron, coarse octahedrite
    Maritime Territory, Siberia, Russia

    Similar to the previous lot, this splendid meteorite originates from the largest meteorite shower in human history. Accenting the face of this meteorite are vibrant peaks, folds, and dozens of regmaglypts (the tiny thumbprints found along the meteorite's surface created during the fiery plunge through Earth's atmosphere). All of the foregoing are under a veil of sought-after fusion crust with a natural chocolate to charcoal patina, The reverse of this curious example is as flat as the obverse is lively-and it is as engaging an example as it is modest in size. A choice meteorite from one of the most famous meteorite showers in history. 77 x 71 x 24 mm (3 x 2.75 x 1 inches) and 273 grams.
    Provenance: Macovich Collection.


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2009
    18th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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