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A chunk of an asteroid fireball that soared across the sky in the North-East 220 years ago is being sold at "a bargainbucket price".
Grandfather Rob Elliott said he would accept a low five-figure sum for a 5.8kg piece of the four-billion-year old Hambleton Meteorite, which he unearthed six years ago on a forest track near the White Horse of Kilburn, North Yorkshire.

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It has been speculated that the Hambleton Pallasite, a rare type of meteorite found in 2005 in north Yorkshire, may be related to the 1783 Great Meteor, based on the latter's track and on weathering on the pallasite's surface.
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The Great Meteor of August 18, 1783 was an unusually bright bolide observed from the United Kingdom at a time when such phenomena were not well understood.

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