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Rare Diogenite Meteorite Slab - Vesta Asteroid
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Milkyway Galaxy, Vesta asteroid, ca. 4 billion years old. Wonderful and visually stunning thin cut slab of a portion of this asteroid that fell to earth in the last 50,000 years. This asteroid is part of the asteroid belt and they occasionally collide sending debris toward earth. This slab features a nickel iron base infused with translucent diogenite crystals. Vesta (minor-planet designation: 4 Vesta) is one of the largest objects in the asteroid belt, with a mean diameter of 525 kilometers (326 miles). ... Debris from these events has fallen to Earth as howardite–eucrite–diogenite (HED) meteorites, which have been a rich source of information about Vesta. Size: 7.2" L x 5.125" W (18.3 cm x 13 cm)

Provenance: ex Blaine Reed Meteorites, Delta, Colorado USA

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#159339
Condition
This is a slab from a larger meteorite. Small chips to peripheries, otherwise intact and excellent. Great surface smoothness throughout.
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Rare Diogenite Meteorite Slab - Vesta Asteroid

Estimate $3,000 - $4,500
Nov 19, 2020
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Starting Price $1,600
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0053: Rare Diogenite Meteorite Slab - Vesta Asteroid

Sold for $1,600
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Est. $3,000 - $4,500Starting Price $1,600
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Nov 19, 2020 10:00 AM EST
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Lot 0053 Details

Description
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Milkyway Galaxy, Vesta asteroid, ca. 4 billion years old. Wonderful and visually stunning thin cut slab of a portion of this asteroid that fell to earth in the last 50,000 years. This asteroid is part of the asteroid belt and they occasionally collide sending debris toward earth. This slab features a nickel iron base infused with translucent diogenite crystals. Vesta (minor-planet designation: 4 Vesta) is one of the largest objects in the asteroid belt, with a mean diameter of 525 kilometers (326 miles). ... Debris from these events has fallen to Earth as howardite–eucrite–diogenite (HED) meteorites, which have been a rich source of information about Vesta. Size: 7.2" L x 5.125" W (18.3 cm x 13 cm)

Provenance: ex Blaine Reed Meteorites, Delta, Colorado USA

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#159339
Condition
...
This is a slab from a larger meteorite. Small chips to peripheries, otherwise intact and excellent. Great surface smoothness throughout.

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