Pieces Of Central Texas Meteorite Go On The Auction Block

By: KBTX News Email
By: KBTX News Email

Two pieces of the pickup-truck sized meteor that blazed across the Central Texas sky earlier this month, rattling windows and startling residents, are going on the auction block.

Dallas-based Heritage Auction Galleries announced Thursday it is putting two pieces of the meteorite up for auction, including an 8-ounce specimen that could fetch up to $5,000.

Auction house spokesman David Herskowitz says an East Coast meteorite hunter whose trip was paid for by an anonymous collector discovered the meteor pieces in West, north of Waco.

Residents across Texas reported seeing a fireball Feb. 15.

The Federal Aviation Administration at first suggested it could have been debris from colliding satellites, but later said it was probably a natural phenomenon.

The auction date is May 17.

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