Ureilite - URE anom
    Nahr an Nil, Sudan - (20° 44' 45"N, 32° 24' 46"E)
    From the same event as the previous lot - but larger. There is a wide diversity of material found in Almahata Sitta meteorites. Scientists believe that the meteorites' parent body, asteroid 2008 TC3, was formed by several differently composed asteroids colliding into one another in deep space. This complete specimen is of the enstatite chondrite [subtype EL6] variety. Fusion encrusted, the reverse of this specimen has a pronounced rollover lip of fusion crust, which indicates that this meteorite did not spin or tumble as most meteorites do when they experience frictional heating in Earth's atmosphere. A small sample of this specimen was provided for scientific analysis, providing a window into the matrix of this historic meteorite. 34 x 32 x 19mm (1.25 x 1.25 x 0.75 inches) and 45.52 grams.

    Provenance: Siegfried Haberer and Karin Schneider Collection

    Estimate: $17,000 - $21,000.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2012
    14th Sunday
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