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    Silicated Meteorite Slice
    Silicated Iron, IAB
    Algeria

    Weighing 277 grams, this slice of silicated meteorite is from a mass that was found by nomads in Algeria. The variety represents less than one percent of all meteorites and features silicate inclusions all over the silvery, metallic matrix. The inclusions are a dark, graphite color, and the two-tone mixture of lighter and darker hues is quite appealing as a natural contrast. There is a single prominent and very large inclusion, indicative of metal being injected into the silicate mass during its formation. This is a very bold example.
    Overall Measurements: 5.91 x 4.78 x 0.15 inches (15.00 x 12.14 x 0.37 cm), weighs 277 grams

    Provenance: Central Coast Collection

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


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2018
    5th-6th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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