Lot #8005
El Tiro Chondrite Meteorite Slice

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Estimate: $300+

Description

El Tiro ordinary chondrite (L3) meteorite slice, exhibiting a very highly brecciated composition. The full polished slice weighs 102.9 grams and measures 129 mm x 105 mm x 3.5 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.

El Tiro (meaning 'the shot') was discovered in January of 2013 by a gold prospector, close to the small settlement of El Tiro in Sonora, Mexico. Only a single stone was recovered with a total known weight of just 2.4 kilograms. The stone displayed gentle regmaglypts, weathering cracks, and a fair amount of fusion crust. El Tiro’s grey, blue and brown matrix exhibits abundant, multi-colored breccia clasts, metallic flakes, and dark chondrules. Aerolite Meteorites acquired the entire mass from the finder and proceeded with classification. El Tiro is exclusive to Aerolite Meteorites.

Auction Info

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