Friday, September 21, 2012
The Dar Al Gani has been sold at auction, and expects to fetch about $340,000. The stone itself is rare because it is a fourth largest moon rock to be auctioned to the public. The value of the rocks is based upon several different factors. The value of the rocks can be based upon where the rocks were found and by who or what found them. For example, rocks found by one of the robotic probes are often found to be more valuable than the lunar meteorites. The reason that these rocks tend to fetch a higher price is because they have historical value. This rock was not found by one of the probes, it was found on the Earth and was brought here by natural forces.
See Clara Moskowitz, Biggest Moon Rock Ever Auctioned, Dar Al Gani 1058, Couth Fetch $380,000, The Huffington Post, Sept. 18, 2012.
Special thanks to David S. Luber (Attorney at law, Florida Probate Attorney Wills and Estates Law Firm) for bringing these articles to my attention.