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# IRO-24, $2000.00 15% Discount - Sale Price $1700.00*A*
Dims: 6.5 x 5.0 x 4.5" (16.0 x 12.6 x 11.5 cm) .... Wt: 7.5 lbs. (3.4 kg) .... Loc: Nantan County, Guangxi, China
This is a wonderful specimen of the Nantan Meteorites, which fell to earth in May of 1516. These meteorites (first identified in 1958) were scattered over a 200 square kilometer area. Nantans fell in a humid region, and most specimens are heavily corroded. Once cleaned, however, specimens such as this one exhibit an octahedral crystal Widmanstatten pattern as surface features. This specimen is extremely impressive, as it shows an unusual "out of this world" and very aesthetic shape. Nantan meteorites are known to rust easily, and should be sprayed with a rust inhibitor (such as WD-40) every year or so. (GIF movie)

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