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    Martian

    Tissint Meteorite Slice
    Martian (Shergottite)
    Tata, Morocco (29°28.917'N, 7°36.674'W)
    Fell: July 18, 2011

    As only five Martian meteorites have ever been witnessed falling to earth, material from such events is definitely rare and valuable. The Tissint meteorite which fell on July 18, 2011 represents a highly sought after collectible variety with pieces on display in numerous museums and institutions. Presented on an artistic custom metal armature, this phenomenal slice of the space treasure is ready to be a mainstay in any serious collection. The slice offered here, weighing only 4 grams, has a beautiful shape with a face of sublime grayish coloration punctuated by inky scrawls of black providing wonderful contrast of hue on this superb example. The meteorite here represents a piece of the planet Mars that has made it to Earth making worthy of reverence and appreciation. This is one superlative specimen of a Martian Shergottite.
    Overall Measurements: 1.45 x 1.15 x 0.07 inches (3.68 x 2.92 x 0.19 cm), weighs 4 grams

    Provenance: Central Coast Collection

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




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    May, 2018
    5th-6th Saturday-Sunday
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