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12-pound rock from moon valued for more than $600,000

12-pound rock from moon valued for more than $600,000

A 12-pound meteorite from the moon recently got sold at a Boston auction for a whopping out of this world price of $612,500 on Friday.

Geoff Notkin, the star of television’s “Meteorite Men” said that as soon as they saw this, they knew it was extraordinarily unusual and this is close to a once-in-a-lifetime find.

Notkin, who is the CEO of Aerolite Meteorites which sold the rock said that most lunar meteorites found are the size of a walnut or golf ball.

The Boston-based RR Auction announced the winning bid last week on Friday to a representative working with the Tam Chuc Pagoda complex in Ha Nam Province, Vietnam.

RR said it is one of the biggest pieces of the moon which has ever been put up for sale in the online auction that ran from October 11th until October 18th.

The lunar rock was found in a remote area of Mauritania last year in northwest Africa. However, it seems it probably plunged to Earth thousands of years ago.

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