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    DE HOEK METEORITE - ONE OF THE LARGEST COMPLETE SLICES OF AN INFREQUENTLY AVAILABLE IRON METEORITE
    Iron - UNGR
    Cape Province, South Africa - (29° 23'S, 23° 6'E)
    A most unusual 17-kilogram mass was found in 1960 on the De Hoek farm in Cape Province, South Africa. De Hoek is anomalous and shares chemical and structural features with only one other meteorite. This complete slice - one of only a small few available to the public - features a highly polished matrix with De Hoek's signature globular veins of troilite (iron sulfide). As indicated in the most recent Catalogue of Meteorites, the bible of every meteorite documented prior to 2000, this offering is one of the largest specimens of De Hoek on record - apart from the main mass, which is in the Geological Survey Museum in Pretoria. This is a notable offering of a matchless meteorite. 153 x 69 x 5mm (6 x 2.75 x 0.2 inches) and 319.74 grams (0.75 pounds).

    Provenance: The Macovich Collection, New York City


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2012
    14th Sunday
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