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Lot 11: COMPLETE SIKHOTE-ALIN METEORITE WITH CRYSTALLINE CLEAVAGE, Iron, coarsest octahedrite – IIAB Maritime Territory, Siberia, Russia

This meteorite is covered with vibrant peaks, folds and scores of regmaglypts (the thumbprint-like indentations produced during the meteorite’s fiery plunge through the upper atmosphere). Ablation lipping provides a strong hint of orientation. The reverse reveals slight atmospheric melting after having split along a crystalline plane. With a charcoal to gunmetal patina and minute amber-hued... read more
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Timed:
07 Feb 15:00 - 14 Feb 15:28
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Christie's