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    COMPLETE SLICE OF ABEE - SUPERLATIVE EXAMPLE OF A LEGENDARY METEORITE
    Enstatite Chondrite - E4
    Alberta, Canada - (54° 13'N, 113° 0'W)
    It is a wildly held belief that the Canadian enstatite chondrite Abee is among the most beautiful stone meteorites. There is no meteorite that looks quite like this, and there is no complete slice in any collection - institutional or otherwise - which is larger than the complete slice now offered.
    The Abee meteorite fell in the community of Abee, Alberta at 11:05pm on June 9, 1952. Abee is one-of-a-kind enstatite chondrite whose blend of angular fragments melded together as a result of a cosmic impact event (a collision between asteroids) long before the meteorite arrived on Earth. Celebrating Abee's finest attributes, this complete slice is from the collection of legendary meteorite dealer David New, who acquired the specimen from the New England Meteorite Laboratory. Abee's main mass is on display at the Geological Survey of Canada in Ottawa. This is the largest complete slice of one of the world's most sought after meteorites. 374 x 276 x 5mm (14.75 x 10.75 x 0.25 inches) 1351.4 grams (2.98 pounds).

    Provenance: Edwin Thompson Collection, Lake Oswego, Oregon


    Estimate: $125,000 - $145,000.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2012
    14th Sunday
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