Would you pay more than $ 600,000 for a piece of the moon? Someone did. A 12-pound lump of the…
Would you pay more than $ 600,000 for a piece of the moon? Someone did.
A 12-pound lump of the moon that fell to the ground as a Moon Mileage has been sold at auction for this price of $ 612,500.
Boston-based RR Auction announced the winning bid Friday.
The meteorite consists of six fragments that fit together as a puzzle.
The winning bid came from a representative working with the Tam Chuc Pagoda complex in Ha Nam Province, Vietnam.
RR officials predicted that it would receive $ 500,000 at auction.
The meteorite was found last year in a remote area in Mauritania in northwestern Africa.
Most painted meteorites are the size of a walnut or a golf ball, says Geoff Notkin, the star of TV’s “Meteorite Men” and CEO of Aerolite Meteorites, who sold the mountain.
“As soon as we saw it, we knew it was unusually rare,” he said. “This is close to once in a lifetime.”
It is also one of the few known moon theories with which experts called “partial fusion crosses” caused by the enormous heat that wounds on the rock as it goes down.
“It actually roasted on the outside,” says Notkin.
Another thing that differs from most meteorites is that it is “resolved”. Sometimes different pieces of the same meteorite are detected at different times, and these examples are known as “parade”. A “raised” meteorite is more desirable for collectors and perhaps more valuable to science.