The Duketon Meteorite
Duketon, also know as Duketown and Bandya, was found on the surface about 10 miles North of Duketon, Western Australia.
It has two main cuts, one rough and the other polished, etched and varnished. The latter shows the characteristic Widmanstatten figure of a medium octahedrite. Due to a series of events on the ship bringing it to England, it suffered the effects of salt water and this face shows some rusting. It could easily be repolished and etched within minutes but I feel it adds to the character of the piece and will leave that decision up to the buyer. I am happy to arrange resurfacing upon purchase at no extra charge.
Provenance: From the collection of Dr M J Frost who obtained it from the discoverer and published the first full description. Included with this piece are two papers written by Frost, one of which has this piece pictured. Also incuded is a signed affidavit from Frost.
2460 grams - Largest piece outside of the main mass
A quick look at distribution shows this is the largest piece in any collection outide of the main mass and that there are very few specimens in collection.
I am pricing the whole piece at ~$8 per gram which I believe works well for keeping it as a single collection piece or slicing it for resale.
Given the popularity of iron meteorites, Australian locality, lack of distribution and impeccable provenance this piece is a hard one to pass up.
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