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CHRISTIE'S "DEEP IMPACT" ONLINE METEORITE AUCTION ENDS WEDNESDAY, FEB. 14th

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Meteorites are among the hottest collectible with demand outstripping the supply. Fourty-four select examples are now on display at Christie’s in Rockefeller Center as part of Christie’s "Deep Impact: Martian, Lunar and Other Rare Meteorites" sale. The auction ends this Wednesday, 10:00am EST (GMT-5). Specimens of the MoonMars and several meteorites with extraterrestrial gemstones are featured. Additional highlights include aesthetic, naturally-sculptural iron meteoritesspecimens with museum provenance and meteorite spheres and cubes. Included in the display is a meteorite which originated from the January 16, 2018 fireball event in Michigan. Recovered from a frozen lake by an enterprising, newly minted, meteorite hunter, it arrived in time to join the exhibit, but not this sale, and will be offered by Christie’s in London in the near future.
For those unable to find their own meteorite — which is to say nearly all of us — there is something for nearly everyone. Several of t…