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    Arroyo Malo, Uruguay

    On April 6, 2008 a meteorite shower rained down on an area that straddles the Uruguay/Argentina border. It was initially reported that farmhouses and fences were struck in Berduc, Argentina; similar reports later came out of Arroyo Malo ("Bad Lake"), Uruguay. Some of the most pristine stone meteorites to strike Earth in years were found in both areas. It is now reported that the bulk of the modestly-sized shower occurred on the Uruguayan side of the border, but is this coincidental to the newly restrictive Argentine laws concerning meteorites? While it's unclear whether most of the meteorites recovered are truly Uruguayan, or whether they were provided a dual citizenship, what is clear is that the superlative sample of extraterrestrial real estate offered here is enveloped in fresh black fusion crust, originates from the asteroid belt and landed in Uruguay where it was purchased by a reputable dealer from a local farmer. An outstanding, pristine example of one of Earth's newest arrivals. 57 x 37 x 33 mm (2.25 x 1.5 x 1.5 inches) and 119 grams.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2009
    18th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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