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    Silicated Campo Del Cielo Meteorite Slice
    Iron, coarse octahedrite
    Gran Chaco, Argentina

    This slice is part of an unusual, highly-silicated Campo del Cielo Meteorite. While most Campo examples occasionally contain silicate inclusions, this specimen contains an abundance. The large, angular silicate inclusions suspended in the bright Nickel-Iron matrix are chondritic in nature. Threads of Nickel-Iron penetrated these silicates as a result of a tremendous collision between two bodies traveling at cosmic velocities in outer space. Visually compelling, less than 2% of all Campo specimens are so highly silicated, and this is a choice example of a preternatural Meteorite from Argentina's Campo del Cielo ("Valley of the Sky").
    Overall Measurements: 5.71 x 3.27 x 0.11 inches (14.50 x 8.30 x 0.29 cm), weighs 99 gm (3.49 oz.)
    Offered at no reserve.

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2016
    2nd Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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