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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

    The Chelyabinsk Meteorite fell over Russia, only a few years ago, and was a widely witnessed fall. Videos were made of the event that resulted in specimens like this impressive example. Shaped, in the abstract, like a symbolic head on an ancient island statue, this piece is self-standing and weighs 162.5 grams. With an amazing "skin" over virtually all of the surface of the piece, the primary, secondary and tertiary fusion crust are displayed on this oriented example that demonstrates flow lines as well. The dark burned color meteorite features a couple smaller and one large patch revealing the interior of the ordinary chondrite.
    Overall Measurements: 2.10 x 1.64 x 1.61 inches (5.34 x 4.16 x 4.08 cm), weighs 162.5 grams

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


    Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000.

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    December, 2018
    15th Saturday
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