For Sale: Bunch Of Meteorites, Chunk Of The Moon

NEW YORK (September 26, 2012)--A New York City auction is offering 125 meteorites for sale including a large chunk of the moon and a 179-pound iron cosmic rock that evokes Edvard Munch's iconic painting "The Scream."

The sale, one of the largest of its kind, is being held by Dallas-based Heritage Auctions on Oct. 14.

Items for sale also include a large piece of the Peekskill meteorite, famous for puncturing a Chevy Malibu in 1992 about 50 miles north of Manhattan and the largest complete slice of the most famous meteorite in the world, the Willamette, which is housed at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

The moon rock has the highest pre-sale estimate of $340,000 to $380,000.

The meteorite dubbed "The Scream" is estimated at to sell for $175,000 to $225,000.


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