Iron medium octahedrite - IAB-UNGR
    Nullarbor Plain, Australia - (30° 47'S, 127° 33'E)
    This is one of the largest meteorite slices on record. Only Cape York and other Mundrabillas have provided slabs in proximity to the size to the current offering. While engaged in a geological survey of Australia's Great Nullarbor Plain, two geologists discovered the first Mundrabilla meteorites in 1911. It was later determined these meteorites were part of a massive meteorite shower that occurred approximately 1,000,000 years ago. A most unusual meteorite, Mundrabilla is rich with sulphide, silicate and graphite inclusions. As a result of its long tenure in the Nullarbor (i.e., no trees - "null arbor") its sulfide inclusions oxidized, resulting in a nodular exterior surface and spectacular otherworldly matrix. Worthy of the world's finest museums, this specimen was cut from a museum specimen several years ago. 919 x 597 x 5mm (36.25 x 23.5 x 0.25 inches) and 17.89 kilograms (39.5 pounds).

    Provenance: Western Australian Museum, Perth

    Estimate: $110,000 - $130,000.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2012
    14th Sunday
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