On the 14th of October in New York, The Fletcher Sinclair Mansion held an extremely unique auction, the centerpiece of which was the fourth largest piece of the Moon ever made available to the public. As Daryl Pitt said “All in all, a great day for extraterrestrial real estate.”
Called Dar Al Gani (Dag) 1058, the piece is from that still unexplored, far side of the moon. This particular piece is thought to have been launched off the moon after being repeatedly battered by meteorites. There is a definite connection between DaG 400, the first lunar meteorite to have fallen in Africa and DaG 1058 as they were found close to each other. With a total weight of 4 lbs., it was sold in two halves about 4.5 by 9 by 1.4 inches each. However the buyer as well as the seller of this rare moon rock remain anonymous.
Other than this rare piece of the moon that sold for a whopping $330,000, there was also a Gibeon meteorite, a large piece of the Canyon Diablo meteorite and a piece of the Peeksill Fireball meteorite.
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