TICKER: Pair of moon rocks bought for $330,000 at auction

Two chunks of the moon fetched $330,000 at a New York City auction on Sunday that netted more than $1 million from the sale of space rocks.

The moon slabs, each weighing around two pounds, were the most expensive items sold at auction, which was conducted by Heritage Auctions and featured more than 125 other pieces of crag and crust from around the solar system.

The unidentified buyer got a bargain on the moon rocks — organizers predicted they’d sell for at least $340,000.

Other hot items shipped at the auction included a piece of the famed “Peekskill meteorite,” which fell to Earth and crushed a Chevy Malibu in Westchester in 1992 ($16,250) and a tiny shard of Mars that musician Herbie Hancock carried in his pocket during a performance at The Kennedy Center in Washington last year ($9,375).

Organizers said the pieces of the moon were fourth largest ever to be made available to the public

NY Daily News

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