A small, bean-sized portion of the Wincombe meteorite crashed into the Earth via Cotswolds last year, weighing $ 12,600 (£ 9,256) and weighing just 1.7 grams (0.05 ounces). Sales range from 3,707 to 5,932.
According to the British newspaper “The Daily Mail”, the sale, conducted by Christie’s auction house in London, turns a precious space into 120 times its weight in gold.
A 15g (0.52oz) piece as heavy as a CD also sold for 22,556 pounds ($ 30,240).
The Winscomb meteorite fell from a fireball that illuminated the sky in the United Kingdom and Northern Europe on February 28, 2021. The next morning, a pile of dark stones and powder was found in the body of a family home driver. Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, other pieces found in place.
Fragments of the Winchcombe meteorite were donated to the Natural History Museum, which claimed to be an extraordinary CM2 carbonaceous type rock spacecraft containing organic chemicals.
The 100-gram (3.5 ounce) piece of meteorite is in a glass case for public viewing at the Natural History Museum in London, but the pieces were sold to private collectors.
Winchcombe contains “Calcium and Aluminum Inputs” (CAIs), the first materials to form in the solar nebula where our solar system appeared.
Scientists believe the meteorite traveled more than 110 million miles from its “primary habitat” on the main asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, and this may answer questions about how life began on Earth.