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Item 6005 - El Boludo Stone Meteorite Slice and Whole Individual Catalog 526 (Apr 2018)

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Estimate: $1,200.00 +
Sold Price: $857.50 (includes buyer's premium)

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El Boludo stone meteorite (Mexico) slice and whole individual, paired to show the interior and exterior of the meteorite. The full slice weighs 23.7 grams and measures approximately 70 mm x 50 mm x 2 mm, and shows excellent shock veins. The exceptional whole individual weighs 489 grams and measures approximately 75 mm x 70 mm x 50 mm, and features an appealing shape with clear, well-formed regmaglypts (thumbprints) caused by melting/ablation of the stone's surface in flight. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Geoff Notkin of Aerolite Meteorites Inc. and the TV show Meteorite Men, as well as two specimen identification cards.

Numerous fragments and several whole stones, totaling 19.62 kilograms were found by an American prospector in 2013 in Sonora, Mexico, while metal detecting for gold nuggets. The first piece (and the largest), a complete individual weighing 2,396 grams, was found on the surface in a sandy area on the eastern side of a large dry wash, a few kilometers northwest of the town of El Boludo. A search with metal detectors of the surrounding area produced numerous additional fragments and a few smaller whole stones. All known pieces were acquired by Aerolite Meteorites, and this is the first time any El Boludo piece has been offered at auction.

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