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    Chelyabinsk Meteorite
    Ordinary Chondrite (LL5)
    Chelyabinskaya Oblast', Russia (54°49'N, 61°07'E (approximate centroid)
    Fell: 15 Feb 2013; 3:22 UT

    Cosmic juvenile delinquents, that's what you call the kind of individuals who wear sinister black coats and go around breaking windows all over town. This captive individual is an excellent example of that destructive pack. It is a complete and undamaged individual with fully intact black fusion crust and even a few regmaglypts acquired on the wild joyride into town. In spite of the notoriety generated by the destruction, the offending meteorites were determined to be ordinary LL5 Chondrites, some of which showed bad judgement and ended up in Lake Chebarkul. The rest left holes in the local snowbanks, allowing citizens to easily wrest them from their hiding places. At just under three ounces, this unrepentant individual is a bit larger than most and is in much better condition than the broken ones frequently sold. A quick test with a magnet indicated the presence of some iron concealed under the black exterior. Being free from breaks, we can't tell you what the chondrules look like in the interior of this one.
    Overall Measurements: 2.5 x 1.8 x 1.1 inches (6.4 x 4.5 x 2.9 cm), weighs 83 gm (2.92 oz.)
    Offered at no reserve.


    Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000.

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    October, 2015
    4th Sunday
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