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    CANYON DIABLO METEORITE - WITH NATURALLY FORMED HOLE
    Iron coarse octahedrite - IAB-MG
    Meteor Crater, Coconino County, Arizona - (35° 3'N, 111° 2'W)
    The overwhelming majority of iron meteorites are prosaic masses - not remotely aesthetic - a notion the current offering belies. This highly select specimen is from The Macovich Collection - the foremost collection of aesthetic iron meteorites in the world. It features a deep platinum patina and a natural hole, an exotic feature that undoubtedly resulted from the ejection of a graphite nodule, that increased in size due to erosion over millenia. A fascinating representation, this specimen is accompanied by a custom armature. 145 x 98 x 63mm (5.75 x 3.75 x 2.5 inches) and 2146 grams (4.75 pounds).




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    Auction Dates
    October, 2012
    14th Sunday
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