Lot 4017: Labenne Sahara Individual Meteorite

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2018-10-11 08:57:28

Lot 4017

Appealing Labenne Sahara unclassified chondrite meteorite, found by the Labenne family in Northwest Africa in 1999. The complete individual weighs 1,178 grams and measures approximately 130 mm x 110 mm x 65 mm. During the mid-to-late 1990s the French meteorite hunting Labenne family began finding stone meteorites in the arid deserts of Northwest Africa. These finds were made years before the NWA classification system was adopted, and were some of the very first Sahara meteorite discoveries. 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.

Estimate: $800-$1200

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