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Hambleton meteorite auctioned in Edinburgh

Part of a meteorite that looks "a bit like a fruit cake" and is thought to be the UK's most expensive rock from outer space is to be sold at auction.
The Hambleton meteorite is a rare pallasite, a stony-iron meteorite, and the only one to be found in the UK.

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The collection from the UK's only professional dealer Rob Elliott, dubbed the "Indiana Jones of meteorite collectors", went for 45,800 at the auction at Lyon & Turnbull in Edinburgh. The slice of the Hambleton Meteorite sold for 2,600, although a larger chunk failed to meet its 12,000 reserve.
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Lyon & Turnbull partners with Artfact Live! to offer live online bidding on over 100 museum quality meteorites from the Robert Elliott Meteorite Collection August 17, 2011. The second session in a two-part auction, the sale encompasses The United Kingdoms largest private collection of meteorites and space artifacts. The first session was offered in 2009 and brought a combined total of 113,000. The upcoming August 17 session consists of 101 lots, including Robert Elliotts most impressive item: a Hambleton Meteorite found while digging in Thursk, North Yorkshire in 2005. A former electronics engineer, Robert Elliott has spent the last 13 years amassing a world-class collection of meteorites and space artifacts.
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Yorkshire meteorite fragment may sell for 18,000 at auction

It came from outer space and crashed without warning on to Yorkshire.
Now 220 years later, a 13lb chunk of the four-billion-year-old Hambleton Meteorite is up for sale and is expected to fetch up to 18,000 at auction.
It might sound a lot, but this is not just any old meteorite. This is a pallasite, one of the rarest and most valuable of all meteorites. It is thought to have lain undisturbed on the North York Moors near Hambleton, since 1783, when George III was King, until retired meteorite dealer Rob Elliott and his wife Irene, from Fife, Scotland, found it while exploring Yorkshire in 2005.

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Rare North Yorks meteorite fails to find buyer in 110,000 auction
A rare space rock found in the region four years ago failed to find a bidder as a meteorite fan's collection raised 110,000 at auction.

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A meteorite which hit Britain four decades ago will be put up for auction next month where it is expected to fetch 12,000.

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He has been held at gunpoint by a sheriff in the Arizona badlands, attacked by a spider whose venom rots human flesh and discovered a new mineral that's mystifying the world's scientists. But then Rob Elliott is a man with an out-of-this-world hobby.
A sort of "Starman", armed only with a customised golf club that has a powerful magnet soldered on to the business end, he hunts meteorites, chasing fragments of rock or metal from outer space that survive a fiery passage through the atmosphere to reach the Earth's surface.

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A chunk of rare space debris that fell to Earth in the region is expected to fetch a fivefigure sum when it is auctioned next month.
The Hambleton Meteorite was found near the white horse of Kilburn, near Thirsk, North Yorkshire, in August 2005.
Rob Elliott, who discovered the item with his wife, Irene, is keeping the location of the find a secret in an effort to deter rival hunters from flocking to the site
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Next time you spot a weird-looking lump of rock during a country walk, you might be looking at a fortune.
Rob Elliott and his wife found a rust-covered chunk of stone lying beside a wall on the North Yorkshire Moors - and it turned out to be an extremely rare meteorite now being auctioned for at least 90,000.

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