Lot #8003
Dronino Iron Meteorite Whole Individual

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Estimate: $400+

Description

Dronino iron meteorite whole individual, showing a remarkable coarse exterior, reminiscent of the pock-marked surface of the asteroid from which it originated. The whole specimen weighs 499.2 grams and measures approximately 150 mm x 82 mm x 21 mm. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Geoff Notkin of Aerolite Meteorites Inc. and the TV show Meteorite Men, as well as a specimen identification card. Dronino is named after the village in Russia's Ryazan Oblast where it was found by a mushroom collector in July 2000. Scientists later embarked on an exploration of the area and about 600 fragments of the meteorite were recovered; due to the distribution of fragments, it is thought that the impact formed a now-buried crater.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Apollo 11 50th Anniversary
  • Dates: #559 - Ended June 20, 2019