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    NWA 8159 Martian Meteorite
    Martian (augite basalt)
    Morocco
    Found: 2013


    Weighing a full 1.82 grams, this piece of extremely rare NWA 8159 Martian augite basalt is actually quite large given the total amount of this uncommon material available and the typical size of other examples. Found in Morocco in 2013, this singular meteorite is truly in a class by itself even within the rarefied clan of Martian varieties. Even the smallest samples of this meteorite are coveted by collectors, commanding very high prices justified by the sheer rarity and obvious significance of the material. For any small piece, this specimen is rather visually appealing with a wedge shape, a good amount of surface area relative to its weight, and a pleasing color and complexity to the exterior. Unbelievably, this section represents well over 1 percent of the entire known mass of NWA 8159, making it a collection worthy specimen, indeed.
    Overall Measurements: 0.66 x 0.50 x 0.19 inches (1.67 x 1.28 x 0.47 cm), weighs 1.82 grams


    Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000.

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    Proxy Bidding Ends
    July
    20th Saturday 11:50 am CT
    Auction Dates
    July
    20th Saturday
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    2 Days 23h 34m 6s
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    This lot is in: 1 - Signature® Floor Session (Live Floor, Live Phone, Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live):
    (Lots 72001-72158) - 12:00 PM Central Time, Saturday, July 20, 2019.
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