Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Allende Meteorite Slice
    Stony, Carbonaceous Chondrite (Type III)
    Pueblito de Allende, Chihuahua, Mexico (26° 58'N, 105° 19'W)
    Witnessed Fall: February 8, 1969, 7h05m GMT

    This thick slab of Allende meteorite has been sawn cut on both sides to reveal the complete and colorful internal structure of this carbonaceous chondrite, but, unlike most other meteorite slices, this example has not been polished on either side giving it a more rustic and tactile texture. The inclusions are vibrant and visible, highlighted by white calcium-aluminum inclusions (CAIs) thought to be the oldest crystallized material in the solar system and thus dating back to its origin. The thick sides of this overall greenish hued specimen are a burned black resulting in a sharp edging to the two-sided meteorite weighing 146 grams.
    Overall Measurements: 4.24 x 2.48 x 0.41 inches (10.77 x 6.30 x 1.03 cm), weighs 146 grams

    Provenance: Central Coast Collection

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


    Condition Report*: Condition report available upon request.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2018
    5th-6th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,756

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $250,000 (minimum $19), plus 20% of any amount between $250,000 and $2,500,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,500,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 October 20 Prints & Multiples Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    A few months before the Auction we received a beautifully printed Auction Brochure that showed the painting to its best advantage.
    Shauna Y.,
    Dallas, TX
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search