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    WILLAMETTE METEORITE - SMALL COMPLETE SLICE
    Iron - IIIAB
    Oregon, United States - (45° 22'N, 122° 35'W)
    The 15.5-ton Willamette meteorite is the largest meteorite found in North America and the 6th largest in the world. Initially featured in the American Museum of Natural History's Hayden Planetarium, and now the centerpiece in the Rose Center for Earth and Space, this richly storied meteorite has been seen or touched by an estimated 50 million people. When an image of a meteorite is needed for any purpose, by far the most frequently used image is that of the Willamette meteorite. This is a small complete slice of the most famous meteorite in the world. Featuring Willamette's re-crystallized matrix and completely rimmed by the meteorite's external surface, this is a prestigious addition to any collection. 95 x 75 x 2mm (3.75 x 3 x 0.1 inches) and 65.78 grams


    Estimate: $8,000 - $10,500.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2012
    14th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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