Twenty-four authentic meteorites, tektites, and impactitesMeade Meteorite Kit with Certificate of Authenticity, Originally from the Personal Collection of Buzz Aldrin. Inside this handsome 14.75" x 8.5" x 1.125" black-pebbled display case are found twenty four excellent samples of meteorites, tektites, and impactites from significant falls from around the world. These were all individually hand selected and prepared by expert Dr. Mike Reynolds and are backed by Meade Instruments. All are of natural origin and each specimen has a unique shape, size, texture, and color. Each specimen is housed in its own transparent, 1.75" diameter, foam-lined container with full identification on the bottom. Also included is a chart showing the key information about each piece. These meteorites and impactites were prepared with the Mason Process (tektites do not require this preparation) to museum conservation standards for long-term display. This was a limited edition, now long out of stock. What a great association piece! Aldrin certainly knew quite a bit about rocks from other heavenly bodies and here is a group of them from his own collection. Please note his Meade telescope also in this auction. Excellent.
Included with this lot is a numbered (067) Certificate of Authenticity from Meade, signed by meteorite specialist Dr. Mike D. Reynolds stating: "This is to certify the meteorites, tektites and impactites in this Meade Instruments set are genuine and from the specific finds and falls stated."
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