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    CAMPO DEL CIELO METEORITE - EXCEPTIONAL FIST-SIZED SPECIMEN WITH A NATURALLY FORMED HOLE
    Iron, coarse octahedrite - IAB-MG
    Gran Chaco, Argentina - (27° 28'S, 60° 35'W)
    This meteorite was found approximately 200 miles away from the main Campo del Cielo strewn field, and the different soil chemistries had a distinct effect on the iron meteorites that landed in each locality. The textured surface of Campo del Cielo meteorites from near Las Palmas render them more fanciful-and the current offering is no exception. With numerous grooves and crenellations, this meteorite is further embellished with a much sought-after enhancement: a naturally formed hole. With a rich platinum patina and muted highlights, this is a terrific bit of extraterrestrial real estate. 118 x 189 x 68mm (4.66 x 7.5 x 2.66 inches) and 1559.2 grams (3.5 pounds)




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    Auction Dates
    October, 2012
    14th Sunday
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