Large Allende Complete Individual – The Stardust Meteorite
Lot 9041
Large Allende Complete Individual – The Stardust Meteorite
Sold for US$ 7,800 inc. premium

Lot Details
Large Allende Complete Individual – The Stardust Meteorite
CV3 – carbonaceaous chondrite
Pueblito del Allende, Chihuahua State, Mexico

On Feb. 8, 1969, at 1:05 a.m., a meteorite streaked through the Earth’s atmosphere toward Mexico, exploded into an immense fireball, then shattered and rained fragments over a strewnfield covering more than 60 square miles. By virtue of its carbonaceaous chondrite classification, Allende, the most widely studied meteorite in the world, contains particles that scientists believe were created during the explosion of a supernova prior to the formation of our solar system. Chemical analysis of this class of meteorites has also revealed both biological and non-biological amino acids. Some have speculated that these materials suggest the possibility that carbonaceaous chondrites may have been the delivery mechanism of the building blocks of life to our planet. The present large specimen displays fusion crust.
Weighs 1,003.2 grams
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