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Dog kennel hit by meteorite sells at auction

Amazing. The dog house sold for more than the meteorite. 

A Christie's auction of rare meteorites Wednesday sold a rock from space that narrowly missed a German Shepherd when it smashed into his kennel in Costa Rica.

 

But the offer of the third-largest piece of Mars on Earth failed to make an impact at the auction house's annual sale of unusual meteorites.

The buyer paid $21,420 for the three-by-1.5 inch (eight-by-four centimeter) carbonaceous chondrite stone that landed in the garden of dog Roky's owner's home in Aguas Zarcas in April 2019.

The wood and tin doghouse itself, complete with a seven-inch hole marking where the meteorite punctured the roof, sold separately for $44,100, Christie's said.

That was much less than the pre-sale estimate of between $200,000 and $300,000.

A bidder paid $189,000 for a chunk of lunar rock that was discovered in Morocco in 2007, below pre-sale estimates of up to $300,000.

Another slice of the Moon—found in the Sahara desert in Mauritania—fetched $69,300 during the two-week online sale that ended Wednesday.

It was a disappointing auction for Mars, though. The 20-pound (9.1 kg) Martian rock had been priced at between $500,000 and $800,000 but failed to find a buyer.

https://phys.org/news/2022-02-dog-kennel-meteorite-auction.html

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Hi All

Mike Farmer and Jim Stroup were hoping for a killing on the sale of their dog house purchase. I'm not sure who the other two partners were? But I'm certain the auction estimate had them all drooling. I just hope they didn't loose money after the purchase price, shipping and auction fees. Knowing them they came out ok. 

Happy Huntin John B.

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1 hour ago, John B. said:

Hi All

Mike Farmer and Jim Stroup were hoping for a killing on the sale of their dog house purchase. I'm not sure who the other two partners were? But I'm certain the auction estimate had them all drooling. I just hope they didn't loose money after the purchase price, shipping and auction fees. Knowing them they came out ok. 

Happy Huntin John B.

Hi John B.
I resisted saying anything about the dog house buyers  :nutty: but the price of everything has gone thru the roof lately.
Maybe I should make some dog houses and haul them out to Franconia and Gold Basin to see if I can get lucky! :poostorm:

 

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It’s a lucky and very safe dog house for worried neurotic pet owners because the chances of it  ever being hit by a meteorite again are astronomical:ROFL:

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