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Lot 34: NWA 8656 — A PORTION OF THE PLANET MARS CONTAINING MARTIAN ATMOSPHERE, Mars Rock – SNC Diabasic Shergottite Sahara Desert, North West Africa

In a variegated patina of ash to russet hues, this Mars rock is sheathed in a naturally glazed desert varnish from its residency in the Sahara Desert. Surface peppering of long mineral lathes (clinopyroxene) and large pockets of impact glass (from an asteroid impact on Mars) are in evidence.
63 x 49 x 47mm. (2½ x 2 x 1¾in.)

254.2g. (½lbs)

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Timed:
07 Feb 15:00 - 14 Feb 15:33
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Christie's