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Lot 1: Deep Impact: Martian, Lunar and other Rare Meteorites

This sample is from the interface of the molten iron core and stony mantle of an asteroid that shattered following a collision with another asteroid. The metallic matrix is highly polished and the highly translucent olivine and peridot crystals range in hue from chartreuse to amber. Modern cutting and polishing.
139 x 81 x 2 mm. (5½ x 3 x ⅛ in.) and 127.3 g.

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Timed:
06 Feb 15:00 - 14 Feb 16:28
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Christie's