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    BUSTEE - HISTORIC METEORITE WITH A SPECIFIC RETURN ADDRESS
    Aubrite - AUB
    Uttar Pradesh, India - (26° 47'N, 82° 50'E)
    Aubrites are sought after by researchers and collectors, and both will clamor for this offering. Bustee's fall to Earth on December 2, 1852, was one of only 9 witnessed aubrite falls, placing it on a storied list that includes some of the most famous meteorites known: Aubres, Cumberland Falls, Khor Temeki, Bishopville, Mayo Belwa, Norton County, and Pena Blanca. Making it more distinguished still, only 1.6 kilograms of Bustee were ever recovered. Like all aubrites, Bustee is composed primarily of enstatite and appears to have originated in asteroid 3103 Eger, a near-Earth asteroid that spectroscopically bears a striking semblance to aubrites. 3103 Eger is the only asteroid other than Vesta that can be identified as the parent body for specific meteorites. Meteorites from Vesta commence at lot 49094. 30 x 27 x 1mm (1.25 x 1 x 0.1 inches) and 1.5 grams.

    Provenance: Finnish Geological Museum, Helsinki


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2012
    14th Sunday
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