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    FLANDREAU- THE MAIN MASS OF A METEORITE
    H5, Olivine-bronzite chondrite
    Moody County, South Dakota
    Discovered in a South Dakota cornfield in June 1983, specimens of the Flandreau meteorite grace few collections and the reason is before us: a significant portion of the Flandreau mass is in the one piece now being offered. Referred to as a meteorite's main mass (which refers to the largest portion of a solitary meteorite, like the current offering, or the largest specimen in a meteorite shower), such examples are a rare and a prestigious addition to any collection - and seldom available. Flandreau's naturally glazed fusion crust features crisp flight markings - the branding of its descent to Earth. A filigree of fine shock veins course through its milk chocolate matrix, with large inclusions and gleaming metalflake further adorning the meteorite's cut and polished face. It is most unusual that the main mass of an American meteorite comes to auction - and this is a superior example. Accompanied by a custom armature and pedestal. 225 x 146 x 125 mm (9 x 5.75 x 5 inches) and 8.136 kg (18 pounds).


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2011
    12th Sunday
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