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Lot 14: SIKHOTE ALIN METEORITE WITH NATURALLY FORMED HOLE, Iron, coarsest octahedrite – IIAB Maritime Territory, Siberia, Russia

This deceptively massive, asymmetric body is the quintessence of an iron meteorite. Deep furrows, vibrant peaks, and regmaglypts (the thumbprint-like indentations produced during the meteorite’s fiery plunge through the upper atmosphere) are much in evidence. Draped in a gunmetal patina, this sample also features a rarity: a natural hole in the upper right flange. The reverse features shallow... read more
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07 Feb 15:00 - 14 Feb 15:25
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