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    NWA 8741 Meteorite
    Mesosiderite-A4
    Northwest Africa

    This fairly large, and unusually shaped, slice of the Mesosiderite known as NWA 8741 features a truly amazing pattern with numerous blebs and clasts throughout the intricate and mottled surfaces of the Meteorite slice. Roughly oblong and roundish silvery-gray dots are most prominent, but there is a full symphony of greens, browns and even blacks. The duality of the Mesosiderite is its driving force as an example like this 282-gram piece. It is really the best of both worlds being a stony-iron Meteorite that is about equal parts silicate and metallic Nickel-Iron. As they are breccias, they often feature "pebbles" and "lumps" in their irregular textures. The silicate aspect can contain Olivine as in this fine example. This slice has a significant "wow" factor as it really looks like an interplanetary piece from outer space.
    Overall Measurements: 7.32 x 6.61 x 0.13 inches (18.60 x 16.80 x 0.34 cm), weighs 282 gm (9.95 oz.)

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


    Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2016
    2nd Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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