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Octahedrite Henbury Fall Meteorite

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Description

Octahedrite meteorite showing characteristic outer surface, identified as a chemical group IIIAB, medium octahedrite; sawn half with end end polished and showing some internal structure; from the Henbury Fall, 1931. 192 grams, 60 mm. (2 1/2"). Ex Douglas Rose collection; from Henbury Fall, Northern Territory, Australia, 1931. The Henbury Iron Meteorites and crater field were discovered in 1931, with approximately thirteen craters created by the impacting Henbury pieces. These meteorites are often beautifully twisted and torn by the impact, creating very sculptural forms and meteorites from this fall are some of the most sought after specimens for collections.[No Reserve]

Condition

Very fine condition.
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20%

Estimate £50 – £100
Starting Bid £5
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2:00 AM - Oct 04, 2012
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