New York City Auction Will Feature 125 Meteorites, Including One That Looks Like The Scream
By Jessica Grabert 2012-09-26 18:40:08
On October 14, a New York City auction house will give attendees the opportunity to purchase some awesome meteorites in a huge collection that will feature dozens of the artifacts. The items set for sale during the auction are mostly meteorites of various shapes and sizes, with a few special and extremely expensive meteorites thrown in for good measure.
The Dallas-based Heritage Auctions are running the sale of the meteorites, which will include 125 pieces. Most of the pieces for sale don’t have a lot of features to differentiate one from another; however, several of them have some unique appeal elements that may have an effect on the item's worth. According to The Associated Press, a slice of the famous Williamette meteorite will go up for auction, along with a meteorite that once hit a Chevy Malibu, a rare lunar meteorite, and even one that resembles Edvard Munch’s “The Scream”.
I don’t know what’s more exciting—that science fans will be able to purchase space rocks, or that one of those freaking cool rocks looks like a famous work of art. If you’re hoping to nab the latter meteorite, you may have to take a step back and consider the cost. The Munch meteorite is estimated to bring in anywhere between $175,000 and $225,000. If you think that’s a lot, the meteorite from the moon is estimated to cost even higher, with the estimate going for between $340,000 to $380,000. Some of the meteorites are a bit more attainable, and are estimated to go in the early thousands range. So, auction wisely, and get your own piece of meteorite for the display case.