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Meteorite Sikhote-Alin - Ground Zero: Feb 12,1947 10:30 AM Painting by Jerry Armstrong
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Meteorites - Most Recent Arrivals:


*3-8-14 NWA 5507 (L3.2)

*2-23-14 Strathmore hammer

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10-13-13 NWA 2378 (H3.5), NWA 6490 L/LL3.8

*4-13-13 Chelyabinsk Hole stones with 100% fresh FC

*11-9-12 Bells specimens

*5-11-12 Sutters Mill Hammer Stone frags

*1-7-12 Last 4 Lafayette

*1-1-12 NEW specimens of Forest City - the hammer fall of
1890 that
established current US law of meteorite ownership

*9-7-11 Last 3 part slices of Cole Creek, the best H5 ever,
HUGE, beautiful 752.3g (1.67LBs) specime of
Libyan Desert Glass on SALE at $1/g!


*6-28-11 New Hammer: Soltmany - 2 frags

*6-12-11 8 New Valera Partslices

*3-17-11 Two etched and thinly sliced exceptionally rare specimens of Branau, one with a fusion crusted edge

*3-15-11 46g Richardton from 1918 fall with Harvard provenience

*3-5-11 Abrite NWA4799, Tamdakht (fall), 7.9Kg Campo, Chassignite NWA 2737, Super Thinly sliced Millbillillies,
Golf ball sized Odessas, 750g+ LDG, 2.6Kg UNID NWA whole stone 98%+ FC at under 30c/g, Sweet Henburys,
Super Thin full slice of Tatahuin, 14.62g Spectacular Lunar Full Slice NWA 6355 for UNDER $550/g, Chicxulub
Micro-tektites, Beautifully Etched Whole SlicMuonionalustae of

*12-24-10 S-A 54.7g regmeglypted beauty

*11-15-10 Nine New Sikhote-Alins

*9-8-10 NWA5743 Two Full Slices of this UNIQUE Meteorite

* 8-1-10 Multiple specimens of various sizes from the Sylacauga Fall

* 7-18-10 Libyan Desert Glass

* 7-17-10 Lost City - 2 Large Specimens

*7-11-10 Buzzard Coulee Small, highly Oriented Specemens

*7-6-10 Buzzard Coulee ( 2 Large, both with 99 to100% FC)

*7-1-10 CHOICE 209.7g Canyon Diablo

*5-28-10 NWA 482 cut thin

*5-16-10 New Worden Part Slices

*5-9-10 2 specimes of Seymchan Pal (1 now SOLD)

* 3-27-10 NWA 6169 (L3.3) Spectacular Full Slice,
- 6.350g Murchison Specimen with
bubling & puddling from orientation


* 3-15-10 Murchison 3.779g

*3-7-10 Two high end Canyon Diablos

*1-23-10 Warden, Zagami

*1-22-10 Sylacauga frag in 4X5 Riker Box

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NOTE: Items temporarily sold out will be in smaller print than those currently in stock.

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ABEE(EH4) Fell June 10, 1952, Alberta, Canada - this is one of the most exceptional meteorites available.(see Meteorite! magazine, Nov., 1996 - cover story) Scientists believe the E chondrites come from within the orbit of Mercury (as certain constituents could only have formed in heat that close to the sun) Many feel Mercury, itself is the actual body of origin for the Es. 31 different studies have been conducted on Abee. "Rubin and Scott argue effectively for two distinct impact events with an intervening period of brecciation through meteoroid bombardment to explain the diamonds and partially melted clasts...." (Kempton, 1996) Besides for all that, it is a VERY zappy meteorite visually. $100/g
Temp. SOLD OUT    

ACAPULCO: Acapulcoites are named after this unique meteorite - and there are precious few of them - and they are ALL small. This piece was in my own collection for years. I paid $700 for it WHOLESALE.
That is what I will offer it for here 700-
.695g
SOLD OUT    



AGOULT: (EUC unbr) Found Morocco, 2000 30° 33' N., 4° 54' W. T.K.W.: 482g
A single 82 gram stone with fresh fusion crust was found in March of 200 in Morocco.Later, a second, 400g stone was recovered which was originally thought to be a new Chassignite. However, Rubin of UCLA identified it as a second stone of Agoult. The meteorite has a homogeneous, grainy texture. Ongoing
research on this unique, unbreciated eucrite will undoubtedly yield interesting information.
This material was selling at the Denver show this year (2001) at $600/g dispite the deflated market and dramatically reduced attendence. Thick pieces of it can be found elsewhere in the US for $250/g - here it can be had in THIN partslices at the same price, yielding vastly greater surface area to weight ratio. $250/g


#1 .49 grams 10mm x 9mm x 3mm = 122.50

#2 .62 grams 14mm x 14mm x 1.3mm = 155-

#3 .71 grams 15mm x 13mm x 1.3mm = 177.50

#4 .79 grams 14mm x 14mm x 1.4mm = 197.50

#5 .84 grams 15mm x 13mm x 1.5mm = 210-

#6 1.08 grms 15mm x 11mm x 2.2mm = 270-

SEE AGOULT PHOTO:

2 Large Pieces - an amazing $125/g! (that is a 50% break!)

ENDPIECE - Spectacular! Flow lines on LOTS OF FUSION CRUST. This is a SPECTACULAR piece at an increadably low price of $125/g!:

64.4 gram endcut, showing orientation and LOTS of fusion crust.
42mm X 35mm X 19mm thick. = $8,000-

PARTSLICE:

71.7 grams 46mm X 31mm X 20mm thick. It has fusion
crust on three sides.
This piece is also available for an astounding$125/ gram! = $8,875


ALBIN (Pal) Here are a couple of really nice little pieces of this choice pallasite: Price: under $30/g

9.85g = 295-
7.56g = 225- TEMPORARILY SOLD OUT

ALLAN HILLS 76009 (L6) Nearly impossible to get, extreamly costly. On the rare occasions one does find any, it isusually $150/g. It is $75/g here -(most have one cut side and two have fusion crust!)
SOLD OUT

ALLENDE:Stone. CV3 Carbonaceous Chondrite. Fell 1:05 A.M. February 8, 1969, Chihuahua, Mexico. In terms of total weight recovered (over 2000 kg) this is the largest stone fall on record. This strewn field was extensively searched in the first weeks after the fall with research laboratories laying claim to the lion's share of the material. Still, for the first ten years after the fall, material was readily available to the private collector. Since that time, however, whole specimens have become increasingly difficult to obtain. This meteorite is almost undoubtedly the most researched meteorite to date. It contains extremely large chondrules, various organic compounds and inclusions of an aluminum-calcium-titanium mineral that may be the first silicate minerals to have condensed within the solar nebula while our sun was only a proto-star in the process of being born. An additionally interesting characteristic of this meteorite in the broken- off fusion crust on the edges of typical specimens. One source told me this is due to "spaulation", a process wherein the individuals battered against one another after the explosion of the main mass and final fusion crusting process but before hitting the ground. It also contains the oldest material in the solar system as well as diamonds. Few specimens have been recovered in recent years due to the extensive initial field collecting and subsequent thorough combing of the area by local inhabitants for sale to collectors. Recent years have produced almost exclusively broken, field weathered and/or dirt stained stones, and, on at least one occasion, a prospective buyer was beaten by banditos. For years Allende was available at $5 p.g. for broken to average specimens. For more details, see Rocks From Space (Norton,1994). The author devotes five pages to Allende and the text contains multiple photographs of this stone throughout the book. Among the other many interesting aspects of Allende, unmanned probes have indicated that the only formation in the solar system which has the same refractive qualities and weight/mass ratio as Allende is Phobos, one of the moons of Mars! So, while most collectors cannot afford an SNC ("Mars rock") and few in the world have a piece of the earth's moon, you can easily afford an excellent specimen of likely Mars' lunar material! (research since the Phobos report indicates several OTHER possible sources in the asteroid belt also give off identical surface reflection spectrogram readings - in fact, some now feel that Phobos, itself, may be one of these asteroids, having been "captured" by Mars)                  

Painting by Jerry Armstrong
(Click on photo to enlarge)

One of the most spectacular falls of the 20th century. Patios and rooftops in Allende,
Mexico were pelted by a huge rain of stones which more than doubled the then weight
of all known CV3 material . O Richard Norton called Allende one of the two great falls
of the 20th Century.

LAST OF THESE:

6.840g = SOLD
7.856g = $125-
4.781g = $75- SOLD
3.172g = $60- SOLD

See Photos 9 Click on photo to enlarge             


ALLEGAN (H5) (old label) Fell July 10, 1899 Michigan . Only 1 left: .370g = 60- SOLD

Barwell (L6)  Dec. 24, 1965 Leicestershire, England BUILDINGS, CAR & A TEA CUP!
Barwell bolide streaking past Albert Hall (BBC)
(Click on photo to enlarge)
As reported by the BBC: "
On Christmas Eve 1965, a very strange event occurred in the
Leicestershire village of Barwell... There was a blinding flash in the sky, followed by a loud
bang. In the confusion [there was the] thought it was an aircraft firing rockets, so he dived under
the hedge for protection. All around could [be] heard thudding sounds....About 300 feet above
the ground, the meteorite that was heading for Barwell exploded into fragments. Pieces were
scattered over a wide area...but fortunately no-one was hurt....One piece penetrated nine inches
into a tarmac drive, another landed on the bonnet of a car. A piece smashed through a factory
roof and another tiny fragment was found later in a vase! When the fragments were put together,
the Barwell Meteorite was about the size of a Christmas turkey, making it the largest meteorite
to fall in this country in recorded history. The rock itself is a carbonaceous chrondrite and probably
came from the Asteroid Belt. It has been dated at 4.5 billion years, which makes it older than the
Earth itself." (Note: This report misidentifies the typology as a carbonaceous chondrite -
Barwell is actually an L6) - nice frags available:
.116g = SOLD
.186g = SOLD
.267g = SOLD
.315g = SOLD
.330g = SOLD
.507g = SOLD

#1 = -SOLD
#2 = $155-lClick on photos to enlarge
#3 = $165-j
#4 = $190- (Very large surface)hClick on photos to enlarge
#5 = $195- (Fusion Crusted)f

.848g = SOLD


7.327g = SOLD
9.623g = SOLD  gClick on photo to enlarge


Abrite NWA 4799
1.7g = $50-

 

BAYGORRIA (IAB) Iron
Rio Negro, Uruguay, 1994 One mass of 80 Kg was found & recovered by Edwin Thompson. Shortly
after its release, unscrupulous dealersbegan to sell Campo slices as Baygorria, as they are both IAB
Irons and cannot be destinguished from one another apart from a Certificate Of Authenticity, which
I provide. These came directly from E. T. himself. Essentially, these are the last remaining authenticated
Baygorria left in the private sector. $10/g

350g = 3,500- PHOTO HERE SOLD

359g = 3,590-
PHOTO HERE SOLD

435g = 4,350- PHOTO HERE

BEAVER: (H5) Found Oklahoma, about 1938. 25kg.
This is one of those now famous stories: Beaver was a single mass stone which a farmer struck with his plow eight consevutive years in a row, before digging it up and taking it into his house. The Shariff, upon seeing the rock, hefted it, admiring its weight and borrowed it to use
as a doorstop in the county jail (stones are non-existant in the panhandle of Oklahoma, so, this “rock” was a welcomed asset).
On October 13, 1981, Jim Westcott recognized the specimen as a meteorite and emplored the Shariff to part with it - to which he agreed - on one condition: Westcott had to find a replacement doorstop! Well, after a few hours he was able to locate some broken concrete from a sidewalk in the process of being removed. Thus came about the retirement of Beaver from its career in law enforcement.
One specimen only $6/g
11.3g = 67.80 - SOLD OUT-

Bells September 9, 1961 (CM2 Ungr)   Grayson County, TX TKW: 284g  Struck Building
At 10:08 PM a detonating fireball was witnessed passing northward just east of the Dallas- Fort Worth
area and terminated, striking a building near Bells, Grayson County. Only one other C2-ung. exists: Lake Tagish

(See report below photo and prices)

Very Rare typology, very low TKW and very hard to get.
All these specimens are Fragments (no whole stones were reported)
They all appear to be from those first found and NOT from theportion
that was picked up after the storm which shortly followed the fall:

tyu Click on photo to enlarge
1 = $250-SOLD
2 = $300-SOLD
3 = $230-
4 = $260-
5 = $225-
6 = $250-SOLD
7 = $350-SOLD
8 = $240-
9 = $230-
10=$285-

0.2g = $750- See Photos HEREuyhj SOLD

Medium Sized Frag = $200-vghhjClick on photo to enlargeSOLD

Large Sized Frag = $300-zxzdsClick on photo to enlarge

Large Sized Frag = $325-xdesClick on photo to enlargeSOLD


Adrian J. Brearley
Institute of Meteoritics, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences,

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
Received 26 July 1994; accepted 3 March 1995. ; Available online 5 April 2000.

Abstract

The petrological and mineralogical characteristics of the unusual CM2 chondrite, Bells, have been investigated in detail by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), electron microprobe analysis (EPMA), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Bells is a highly brecciated chondrite which contains few intact chondrules, a very low abundance of refractory inclusions, and is notable in having an unusually high abundance of magnetite, which is disseminated throughout the fine-grained matrix. Fragmental olivines and pyroxenes are common and, based on compositional data, appear to have been derived from chondrules as a result of extensive brecciation. The fine-grained mineralogy of matrix in Bells differs considerably from other CM chondrites and has closer affinities to matrix in CI chondrites. The dominant phases are fine-grained saponite interlayered with serpentine, and phases such as tochilinite and cronstedtite, which are typical of CM chondrite matrices, are entirely absent. Pentlandite, pyrrhotite, magnetite, anhydrite, calcite, and rare Ti-oxides also occur as accessory phases.

Based on its oxygen and noble gas isotopic compositions (Zadnik, 1985; Rowe et al., 1994), Bells can be considered to be a CM2 chondrite, although its bulk composition shows some departures from the typical range exhibited by this group. However, these variations in bulk chemistry are entirely consistent with the observed mineralogy of Bells. The unusual fine-grained mineralogy of Bells matrix can be reasonably attributed to the combined effects of aqueous alteration and advanced brecciation in a parent body environment. Extensive brecciation has assisted aqueous alteration by reducing chondrules and mineral grains into progressively smaller grains with high surface areas, which are more susceptible to dissolution reactions involving aqueous fluids. This has resulted in the preferential dissolution of Fe-rich chondrule olivines, which are now completely absent in Bells although present in other CM chondrites. The formation of saponite in Bells probably resulted from the dissolution of relatively silica-rich phases, such as pyroxene and olivine, that were derived from chondrules. The result of such dissolution reactions would be to increase the activity of silica in the fluid phase, at least on a localized scale, stabilizing saponite in preference to serpentine. An increase in aSiO2 would also have destabilized preexisting cronstedtite which may have reacted to form magnetite and Mg---Fe serpentine under conditions of constant ƒO2 .

BEGAA: (LL3) Found Dec. 1999 S.E. Morocco TKW 2,100g.
This is the most popular material I have ever sold. Absolutely loaded with multisized, multicolored chondrules. The owner of the main masshas raided the price substantially. This is material I got at the old price and will sell it at the old price of $40/g

1) Ultra thin - choice 1/3rd slice 11.650g (44.6mm X 43.4mm) 2.33mm avg thickness = 466-
2) Very thin 1/2 slice. Magnificent! 15.193g- (56mm X 41.4mm) 2.75avg thickness = = 607-
3) 32.1g 1/2 slice = 1,315-

All Begaa is SOLD OUT

ABC Mesteorites

BEREBA : Eucrite, Witnessed Fall on 27,1924, Upper Volta. 18kg TKW. Looks brecciated to me. Marbled black and white. All but the one marked have some fusion crust on edge. Impossible to get. Very zappy stuff.SOLD OUT

BLUFF 'b'  (L4) Brecciated. Found before 1917, Fayette County, Texas. TKW 15.5kg. I am continually fascinated by the variety in the L classifications. This particualr L is called "the green meteorite" and is often referred to as "jade green," though I consider it to more closely resemble a green olive. It is most impressive to the naked eye on the unpolished side, but much more interesting under a microscope on the polished side. Under $7/g 


16.4g = SOLD-
11.6g = 81-
10.2g = 71-
SOLD
8.6g = SOLD

TO SEE ALL BLUFF 'B' CLICK HERE

BOUANANE 001: (R4) found 1999: A 340g specimen of this rarest of all the Chondrites was found. Over 30 grams have been lost in cutting.
One of the very rarest types of classified meteorites. R-chondrites represent the newest chondrite group. The total number of R-chondrites (including Antarctic finds) is just 12 (Though this MAY be the 13th?-sorry I don’t know for sure) ....regardless, that’s less than the total number of known Lunar OR Martian meteorites, and FAR less in total grams than either!
Bouanane has a very light gray matrix with blue/gray colored chondrules. Relatively lightweight cut slices with larger than expected
surface area to weight ratio. These specimens are fairly thin (2.75 to 3.05mm) so, you get great surface area relative to weight.
Very nice partslices - very thin, yielding high surface to weight ratio = $300 per gram.--

1.404g W. Fusion crust on long upper edge, Base 18mm 2.70mm thick = 420-
--.911g 21.18mm high, 10mm base, 2.95mm thick = 250-
--.838g 12.42mm base, 2.92mm thick = 230
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SOLD OUT

 Bovedy (L3) April 25, 1969   Londonderry, N. Ireland   THROUGH STORE ROOF
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(Click on photo to enlarge image)
 
The fireball was mostly described as blue-green in colour over Wales, and "fiery-white"
in Northern Ireland, with a brightness equal to or brighter than the full moon. Everyone
who saw the meteoroid also saw a very clear tail in its wake. Fragmentation was clearly
seen by a number of observers. Subsequent press reports of scorching of the asbestos roof
and desks in the immediate vicinity of the meteorite fragments have been discounted, from
the evidence collected.
This being a hammer with a very low TKW, a beautiful(L3) AND only the second meteorite
from Ireland and the first fall ever wound recorded has made it VERY difficult to get:

Micromount, very thin partslice - See Photo HERE SOLD
Another micromount, very thin partslice See Photo HERE SOLD
.566g Partslice with FC = $565- See SOLD Photo HEREbv click on photo for much larger image

After years of searching I have finally been able to get anther piece of this material. I sliced
it thickness wise and replaced my long standing personal specimen. Below are the results:

.145g = $150- bv1SOLD

.917g = $900-SOLDbv5SOLD

1.748g = $1,750-SOLD bv2 SOLD                                

2.062g = $2,000-SOLD Bovedy 2.062g SOLD

2.678g Extremely thinly cut (with wire saw) slice, which results in an extremely large surface to weight ratio,
with edge of Black Fusion Crust = $2,500-bv3
Click on photo to enlarge

3.375g - another Extremely thinly cut (with wire saw) slice, which results in an extremely large surface to weight ratio,
with edge of Black Fusion Crust = $3,250-bv4
Click on photo to enlarge

BRAHIN: Pallasite.Found 1810 in Minsk, USSR. Some pieces of this meteorite have proven to be "unstable" - rusting in collections. However, others are stable TEMP SOLD OUT

BRAUNAU July 14, 1874 Czech Republic (Iron Hex. IIA) HOUSE
It is often said that Nan-Tan is the only Iron witnessed fall, but that is not so! Read the newspaper
account below describing the Braunau fall of 1847:
On the 14th July last, a remarkable aerolite fell at Braunau, in Bohemia. Two fragments were
found, one weighing fifteen, the other twenty-one kilogrammes. The aerolite appeared to proceed,
as is very often the case, from a small black cloud. The smaller fragment fell upon a house, pierce
the roof, struck the beam which caused it to deviate slightly from its course, passed through a
ceiling composed of white clay and straw, and entered a room where several persons were assembled,
but, fortunately, no one was hurt...A fragment has been analyzed by M. Fischer, of Breslau, who
found in it, besides sulphuretted iron, carbon, phosphorus and bromine.

Literary Gazette/Sandusky Clarion Newspaper

One of only two irons to hit things, Braunau, like many hammers, is nearly impossible to get.
It just cannot be had. I am proud to make two thin, Etched individuals available to the growing
numbers of hammerheads :


.883g = $650- See Photo HERE SOLD

1.5g Etched, thinly sliced / FC edge = $825-
b1 click on photo for larger image

1.72g Etched, thinly cut part slice = $1,000- b2 click on photo for larger image

 

Brenham: (PAL) with American Meteorite Laboratory Label
This specimen, while sold as is, has been stable in the
collection of the owner for 10 yeas and almost certainly long before that
in the Nininger museum collection. Most Brenham came out of the "Buffalo
Wallow" - a hole filled with water. All of those pieces ooze Lawrencite "puss"
However, those that came from the surface are relatively rust free and never
ooze this repulsive symptom of corrosion, making them HIGHLY sought after.
SOLD 40.2g = 300-
SEE HERESOLD OUT

Burnwell (HH4)     Sept. 4, 1990 Pike Co.KY TKW 1.504kg      PORCH
HouseNote the point of impact at the lower right hand side of the porch. Click On Photos to See Larger Images
Tim McCoy, Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.

(Click on photo to enlarge image)
Single stone fell through a porch in Pike Co. KY.
"Harold Urey and Harmon Craig of the University of Chicago first recognized the
differences between H and L chondrites in 1953. LL chondrites were recognized
as a distinct group in the early 1960s. Scientists eventually recognized that each
group originates from a different asteroid. Researchers have long postulated that
additional groups might exist, including a group hypothetically termed “HH” even
richer in metallic iron than H chondrites. Colleagues Sara Russell, Eugene Jarosewich,
Richard Ash and I have shown that the Burnwell meteorite is the first to have all the
properties of the postulated “HH” chondrite group. The hallmark of Burnwell is its
reduced nature. While the differences between H, L and LL chondrites reflect both
differences in oxidation state and bulk composition, it is generally true that H chondrites
tend to be more reduced and L and LL chondrites more oxidized. Burnwell is an extreme
in this trend. It is rich in iron-nickel metal and its silicates are relatively poor in iron oxide
(olivine has a fayalite concentration of 15.8 compared to 17–20 in H chondrites).
Compared to that in H chondrites, the metal in Burnwell is also poor in the element
cobalt. Burnwell also displays an anomalous oxygen isotopic composition. While we
typically think of Earth as diverse in its oxygen isotopic composition, all of its rocks and
water (both liquid and ice) are related through mass fractionation. In contrast, meteorite
oxygen isotopic compositions are not related to Earth through mass fractionation, but
probably reflect heterogeneity of the solar nebula before Earth’s formation. LL chondrites
plot furthest from Earth values and H chondrites closest. Burnwell plots even closer to
Earth values than H chondrites. But while it is tempting to think that Burnwell might
represent the primordial material from which Earth formed, the differences in oxygen
isotopic composition between Earth and Burnwell are significant."

Ron Hartman, Private Communication, January 8, 2003.

The low TKW (1.504kg) and the only HH4
 type has made this a next
to impossible meteorite to get for one's collection. Only a few small frags are
available. Each in a gelatin capsule.
 
4 small frags = $75 each See Photo  HERE
Large Frag in membrane box = $150- See Photo  HERE SOLD
Very Large Micromount = (this was wire cut from my personal collection piece) See Photo HERE SOLD
.272g = SOLD
.508g = $2,500- specimen
Click On Photos to See Larger Images

 

Buzzard Coulee Saskatchewan/Alberta, Canada Struck a Shed
PM November 20, 1008 a meteortes fell on the border betwen Seskatchewan and Alberta provences
in Canada. Omong the many small stones recovered was a stone that struck a large shed the size of a
garage. The owner of said shed gave the stone to his mother and, therefore, it will almost certainly
never be available to the collecting public or instututional museums.

Buzzard Coulee stones are magnificent rich, dark black fusion crusted specimens that REQUIRE an
export permit for each and every specimen. This charmer has commanded a $35 to $40 per gram
price. However, I do have some excellent specimens - each with a copy of the export permit - at
great
prices.

.708g PERFECT oriented specimen = $50- SOLD

1.389g Superb dome and lipping = $95- b

1.464g Nearly perfectly round dome

with superb lipping and melted back = -SOLD cc Click on photos to enlarge

1.495g Super Oriented = $135- SOLD v

1.985g whole stone -

another superb oriented specimen = SOLD,mn

2.354g Beautiful elongated Oriented = $175- SOLD c

 

LARGE SPECIMENS / 99% Fusion Crusted:

11.078g 99% FC = $440- m Click on photos to enlarge

18.787g 99% FC = $750- n Click On Photos to See Larger Images


CACHARI : Anomalous Eucrite. Found 1916 in Argentina. Another very interesting Eucrite with various tones of tans & grays. Temp sold out

CALI (L3) July 6th, 2007Columbia Less than 280g recovered

Click on photo for larger image

All 7 recovered stones crashed through the roofs of houses at 4:30 PM in Cali, Columbia.
Mike Farmer and Robert Ward jumped on a jet and sped down to get the goodies.
Robert and Bob each got a stone for their own collections, Mike got the rest.
For this hammer, Mike Farmer risked his life. His statements to the media regarding
his search for Cali stones produced two very undesirable Consequences:

1) the local bandidos, who make a very good living
kidnapping people with financial backing became
immediately aware there was a wealthy Gringo in
their midst worth well worth their kidnapping.
At one point his taxi was blocked by an armed
bandido with an automatic and he was lucky enough
to be with a taxi driver who sped up directly toward
the bandido, resulting in narrowly escaping with his life.
In addition, the media refused to have more to do with him.
When he pointed out he wasn't afraid, t hey informed him
THEY were afraid for themselves. This made his entire trip
a life threatening experience and contributed greatly to
the historical significance of the Cali Meteorite.

2) Instead of being able to purchase the recovered house
hitters for a rate reasonable, but still very profitable for
the house owners (ie the gram for gram exchange at the
rate of the value of gold) he ended up instead having to
fork over money that varied between the price of a new
house or a new American car (the latter being more
expensive in that part of the world). As a result, most
collectors have refused to pay the cost of the recovered
broken pieces (which are now all that remain of the fall),
though he replaced his expenses and paid for his personal
collection piece by selling all the other whole stones to
wealthier individual collectors.

A total of 10 stones were recovered - 7 hit roofs, 3 were found in the streets.

451g total, and every gram is in a private or indsitutional collection

More can be read in Mike Farmer's own words HERE

 Here are the specimens I have available:

 3.8766g = 15,000 - SEE HERE

1.7144g = 3,325- SEE HERE

.663g = 1,590- SEE HERE 

36mg = 145-

Large Frag = 75-

Small Frags = 49.50 ea ALL FRAGS SOLD OUT - SEE FRAGS HERE

CAMEL DONGA:Eucrite. Found 1984 W. Australia. Total Known Weight: 20 KG. Most researchers agree the euchrites, aubrites & dioginites originate from the asteroid, Vesta. This is one of the most highly prized of all collectable meteorites because of its superb, rich, black, glossy fusion crust, rarity (only 20 kg known), origin & eye appeal. Though Camel Donga was not witnessed, specimens are very clean and lustrous, indicating the find was made within weeks, if not days, of the fall. Unlike other eucrites, Camel Donga is anomalous, in that it has a small quantity of iron, making it slightly responsive to a powerful magnet, such as an electo magnet or rare earth (such as I offer below). Camel Donga is very hard to find these days at ANY price & has been actively increasing in price for the last 5 years, due to its rarity and exceptional eye appeal. If you are one of the collectors that look at collecting as an "investment," Camel Donga increased in price about 500% for 3 years, then "dissappeared" from the market for the last 2 years (I have only seen 3 specimens the last 2 years, until I came accros these). I had to pay dearly, but will just keep them & smile if they don't "jump out" sold immediately. (Temp. sold out)- Just got these 2 ORIENTED specimens in - only 35/g

5.808g = $205-SOLD Click on photos to enlarge

6.418g = $225- SOLD

(NEW) CAMPO DEL CIELO (IAB) CHACO, ARGENTINA, 1576
This is the "new" variety, as is clear from the exceptional form and non-rust-like-mad

activity of the traditional Campos. I have been watching the New Campos for years
now and this one is in the top 2 or 3 % of the best quality for I have ever seen.


This specimen looks great from multiple angles. Priced to sell NOW:
23 Kg / 50 LBs = 2,300
SOLD
See the following photos from various angles HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE SOLD OUT

Canon City  (H6) Oct. 27,1973 Canon City, Colorado   GARAGE
  
(Click on photo to enlarge image)
        
"A meteorite fell through the roof of a garage while the householder was away, between
the hours of 5:45 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. A meteor was observed during the period 6:00 p.m.
to 6:15 p.m., and it is likely that this meteor marked the fall of the meteorite. The specimen
fragmented on landing."
(Meteoritical Bulletin)

Unfortunately, only very tiny crumbs are ever available. For this fall, these below are
"large" frags:
1 = $35-
2 = $35-
3 = $45-
4 = 45- SOLD
See Photo
 HERE
Ex Lg Frag #1 = $125- CLICK ON PHOTO TO SEE LG
Ex Lg Frag #2 = $125- CLICK ON PHOTO TO SEE LG

.352g = $350- Click on photo to enlarge

 

CAMPO

Great Character and Sits nicely on side or on end, 7.9Kg = $600- . SOLD

CANYON DIABLO:Iron, Course Octahedrite. Found 1891, Coconino County, Arizona (Meteor Crater)
This is by far the most popular iron meteorite in the U.S., due to the notoriety of the Arizona Meteor Crater. Its popularity,
the fact that it contains diamonds, that it has been increasing in price and becoming increasingly rare every year for the past
25 years. This iron is the one EVERYONE seems to want when they first start collecting - or if they only want one meteorite.

-Small Individuals: with character

316.0g = $475- SOLD

269.6g = $375-
SOLD

CHOICE 209.7g = $325- SOLD

-Small Individuals: with character

New Individuals - priced per rarity of form:
120.1g = 130- See HERE

120.7g = 300- See HERE

444.7g = 265- See HERE

128.1g = 75- See HERE
The above stock is SOLD OUT

 

The two individuals below include one very nice specimen and one truly exceptional specimen:

1,597g (3.5 LBs) = SOLD     (Click on photos for larger images)

This is a truly exceptional specimen and shows very well from one side and is absolutely stunning on the other side.

3,678g (8 LBs) = $3,500- SALE = $2,000-  SOLD   (Click on photos for larger images)

(this is a fine specimen on consignment - I would never sell it this cheaply, myself)

Canyon Diablo Spheroids:(SOLD OUT)

 

Carancas (H4-5) Peru September 15, 2007

Struck a HOUSE, killed a SHEEP & a LLAMA
 
       
Photos by Mike Farmer  (Click on photos for larger image)

(PROVISIONAL NAME) . also called TITICACA or DESAGUADERO (most likely eventual name)  

This is a fresh fall with no weathering, currently under study at NASA, and the U. of A.The first recorded fall in Peru, the first impact pit known to have resulted from an stone meteorite, the first impact to cause underground spring water to boil, this fall was witnessed by hundreds of people, struck and penetrated a roof, killed a sheep and llama belonging to Justina Limache. It knocked down Don Gregorio Iruri was standing 300 meters from the impact. Everyone in the area reported a very bad odor and many people became sick after smelling it, but both the odor and the symptoms abated in only a few hours. (Murchison is one of the only other meteorites with an odor associated - it contained some 25 protein enzymes). Rare shock veins are found throughout the material. It recorded a 1.5 tremor on the seismic scale - the first meteorite to have a seismic impact recorded. The local health center 1 kilometer (2/3 mi) away from the impact reported their windows were shattered by the blast. It is reportedly the highest elevation at which a meteorite has ever been recovered. Unfortunately, little of the material was recovered as any material in the crater has likely been eroding this friable meteorite and by now is lost to the world of science, since the pit has been used to urinate in, making it not only under water - but under sewer water.

ADDENDUM : While it was early reported that " a sheep and llama belonging to Justina Limache" were killed by the Carancas fall, my friend Kevin Kichinka tells me that he has a friend who spoke to the father of this woman and was told this is not true. This is fourth hand information (the woman who said her livestock were killed, that woman's father, the friend of Kevin and then, Kevin, himself.

On the other hand, Carl Esparza wrote me uppon reading this, "Michael, we not only documented the interview with the land owner [Justina Limache] but we actually saw the dead remains [of the sheep & llama]. Unfortunately, At the time our crew did not think it was important enough to photograph [the dead livestock]. (this "daughter" is the land owner and is over 74-years old). The dead remains were also filmed and were in an official news report that was televised early on.

Kevin has never been there. We have been there four times now and will somehow further document this but, everyone accepts this as fact.."

It should be noted the father of someone 74 years old would be VERY old, indeed. It should also be noted that the house over 100 meters from the impact pit was struck by a large dirt concretion and that fragments of the meteorite were found in the immediate area of
this house by Mike Farmer, though no fragments have been reported found at that distance elsewhere. (see photo of this house above) It is, therefore, almost certain that fragments of the meteorite - either within the dirt concretion or separate from same did, indeed, strike this house. So, any way you cut it, this is a hammer.


Type I: House Hitters - These were picked up around the house damaged in the photo above. This is ALL there are - when these are gone, that's it.
.869g = 217.50
SOLD .570g = 142.50 SOLD
.436g = 110-
.356g = 90-
.227g = 65-
.187g = 50-
lick on photo to see LARGE photo

Type II: Misc. pieces: These were gathered on day 4 before any rain. Perfect. Each comes in a membrane box with label on side with full information

SOLD - .505g = $55- See HERE - SOLD

.700g= $70- See HERE

.718g = $75- See HERE

.734g = $75- See HERE

SOLD .979g = $100- See HERE SOLD

SOLD .991g = $100- See HERE SOLD

2.870g = $285 Impressive Slick'nSlide or Fusion Crust See Here

3.919g = $400 Outstanding Slick'nSlide - "The Zebra" See Here

4.536g = $535 about 15% Rich, Black Fusion Crust See Here

 

Chassignite NWA 2737

3 sizes:
#1=$50-
#2=$60
#3=$60
#4 SOLD
Click on photo to enlarge

 

CHASSIGNY:(CHA) Haute Marne, France, Oct. 3, 1815 TKW 4kg
The "C" in SNC, the only known Chassignite, and though
TKW is recorded as 4kg, only a few hundred grams are accounted for in all institutional holdings and a few grams in
private collections. This differential has never been explained
to anyone's satisfaction.
By far the most difficult to get of the SNCs.
These specimens are incredible. Totally killer:

*24mg = SOLD
*12mg(a) SOLD
*12mg(b)
SOLD
JUST IN!
12mg frag = $1,200- SOLD

*9mg frag = $900-
Click On Photos to See Larger Images
*3mg to 4mg frag = 300-
Click On Photos to See Larger Images

*Frags 1 to 2mg ea =100-

*ON DIGITAL SCALE -THEREFORE ALL WEIGHTS UNDER 10 MG ARE CLOSE APPROXIMATIONS
DUE TO THE FACT THAT ONLY A VERY EXPENSIVE BALLANCE IN AN AIR TIGHT CHAMBER CAN
PRODUCE 1mg ACCURACY. THIS IS TRUE FOR ALL SPECIMENS I OFFER UNDER 10mg. VERY FEW
(IF ANY) DEALERS CAN AFFORD THE MULTITHOUSAND DOLLAR SCALES REUQUIRED FOR ABSOLUTE
ACCURACY UNDER 10mg.


Chiang-Khan (H4-5) November 17, 1981 Loei, Thailand FISHERMAN'S BOAT

(Click on photo to enlarge image)  
A Thai fisherman gave the following account: at said time, he was fishing on the Mekhong
River to catch some fish for breakfast. He saw the "devil's ball" coming from South, and
soon it vanished with a mighty burst. However, he had to seek shelter against the falling
stones under a wool blanket, as stones were falling in to his boat - enough that they filled
both his hands. Afterwards, he said, he had thrown "the ugly black stones", which for
sure meant no good, into the river.
TKW 367g ( another stone of 800g was recovered by an institution, but debate determined
it was not this was part of the Chiang-Khan fall as itturned out to be an (H6)
. The 367g
recovered were comprised of a total of only 31 pieces. All were were recovered from the town
of Chiang Khan, on the Thailand-Laos border. The largest fragment weighed 51.3 g
This material is no longer possible to get.

ONE piece: .707g = SOLD - See Photo  HERE
NOTE: A fragment of this was available on eBay recently and sold for $480/g.
FINALLY got a couple of specimens of this (there were two main sources, and
I had already gotten all of the first source - these two were the last two from the
second source:
4.332g
slice with dramatic Fusion Crusted edge = 550- - See Photo  HERE
1.251g slice with one dramatic Fusion Crusted edge = 250- - See Photo  HERE
.717g slice with one dramatic Fusion Crusted edge = 185- - See Photo  HERE

I will sell ONE of the following 2 (the other will stay as my personal collection piece):

7.764g ORIENTED and 100% Fusion Crusted whole stone = $3,500- (one of only a couple
of oriented Chiang-Khans in the world)
- See Photo  HERE SOLD

10.16 Spectacular whole stone. 98% fresh, black fusion crust. This is one of the very
few whole stones of the mere 367g recovered of this spectacular fall - very few
meteorites have landed in boats! This is, perhaps the most beautiful and fresh
of the very few recovered.
This has been the piece in my personal collection until
I was able to talk one of the two who recovered the fall out of his own oriented
stone (obove) - of course, I had to beat him around with lots of money and the one I
now have is "only" 7.764g and the FC is not quite as fresh as this beauty.
Now, no matter which one I look at, it seams the "best" of the two... so, one only
will go: $3,500- See Photo  HERE NO LONGER FOR SALE - however, I do have
another beautiful whole
Chiang-Khan. If interested, contact me for photo and price.

CHICO: (L6) (LL ?) Silicate composition suggests an amphoterite)
When this material first became available, it could be had for as little as $5/g in larger sizes. However, it quickly became apparent that the best pieces (those showing a graphic demonstration of the portion with melt) were increasingly rare. They are now virtually unavailable at any price. Here are two acceptions.
These 2 slices have the best melt I have seen. Whichever sells first, I will keep the other for my own collection. Photos say it all:

-100g = $1,500 Superb specimen
(SOLD)
-45.7g = (NFS) Just as impressive as the 100g specimen, only smaller
TEMP SOLD OUT hoping to get more

Chelyabinsk LL5, S4 February 15, 2013Russia. 100,000 Ton Stone shock wave injuring 1,500+ 48 Hospitalized
Click on photos to enlarge

rbmcr . rb
Photos by Marat Akhmetaleyev..................................Reuters Photo.........................................Impact Hole in ice covered Lake
Click on photos to enlarge
rm . cb . cc
First Fragments recovered.....in scientific lab.....................Photo over city......................................Photo off country road

Click on photos to enlarge
Like the Carancus fall, injuries were caused by the impact shock wave (In Carancus, Peru a ewe and a llama
were killed by the impact wave). This event has caused $33 million (at least) in damages and injured over
1,500 people, with 48 of them in the hospital.

This is the most powerful impact since the Tunguska event of 1908 (Zero recovered metoerites from that impact). However,
Unlike Tunguska which was VERY isolated (It took YEARS for scientists to reach the site) this fall was over a city, hence
the extensive damage. Luckily, the "main mass" seems to have landed in an ice covered lake an hour's drive away, but all
the recovered material appears to be coming from the city, itself and the vast majority of specimens are under 5g with very
few over 10g - I have seen a photo of only ONE over 100g.

NOTE: Specimens are currently offered on eBay. The "Buy It Now" price ranges from $79/g to $100/g for small,
(Under 5g) whole stones with 95%+ FC and most require weeks to arrive.

Videos available HERE

I have a few perfect 100% FC covered whole specimens (more on the oriented ones): Click on photos to enlarge

oiu .................... uiio ....... iopp ................. poi
1CH SOLD- ................2ORIENTED 0.595g=60- ............. -1.481g=$105SOLD-4-0.933g=65-SOLD
Click on any photo to enlarge
uynu ................... jn .................................... njuClick on photos to enlarge
5 1.730g -SOLD6C-2.964g = 207.50SOLD ...........7 ORIENTED SOLD
Click on any photo to enlarge
uyt........... yu ................ aa ................... ass
8CH SOLD...........9- 1.566g=$110-SOLD.10- 1.493g=$105-SOLD.11SOLD
Click on any photo to enlarge
asd
............... asdf ............ fds ..................... dfgh
12CHESOLD..........13CHSOLD..........14-2.236g=$156.50.SOLD...15-SOLD
Click on any photo to enlarge
ghj
................. jkl ....... l;' ....................... po
16 2.355g=$165-SOLD..17 SOLD..,,,,,18 - 1.906g = $133.50.SOLD.19 SOLD
Click on any photo to enlarge
ytr .......................... ew....................... . wer . ..............tyu
20- 1.480g = $103.50.SOLD.21- 1.846g = $129-SOLD........22 CHSOLD......23 CH Oriented 1.381g= $96.50
Click on any photo to enlarge
786 ....................... oo......................... . uu .............. iii
24 1.553g = $109-
.SOLD..25 CH 1.678g = $117.50 .SOLD.26 CH 1.293g = SOLD ..27Oriented = $ 85- SOLD
Click on any photo to enlarge

yt............ ee ................. rr ....................... ww
28 CH 1.773g = $124- ............................29- 1.716g = $120 .SOLD......30 CH SOLD ...31- 1.766 OEIENTED = $176 SOLD
Click on any photo to enlarge
er .................... qq ........... tt .............. yu .................. trew
32-1.377g = $96.50 ..SOLD. 33 /-SOLD ....-34-1.974g = $138- .SOLD.....-35 / 1.576g = SOLD ..-36 CH 1.532g = $107- .

Click on any photo to enlarge

LotA SOLD
Order by "Lot A #1" or "Lot A #2," etc. Avg weight = 0.776g
(will weigh upon ordering) Same price per gram.

bbbb SOLD
Order as above, "Lot B #1" or Lot B #2," etc.
Will weigh when you order - Avg = 1.2g


cccccc SOLD
Lot C Average Weight = 1.45g Will Weigh upon ordering.

ki Click on any photo to enlarge
D1 = $75
D2 = $ $80
D3 = $105-
D4 = $75


 

  Claxton (L6)  Dec. 10, 1984  Evans Co., GA Smashed a MAILBOX

mnmn
(Click on photo to enlarge image)  

A grey-painted steel mailbox from Claxton, Georgia, near Atlanta, was struck in December of 1984.
The dented mailbox sold for $82,750, while a 5.5-gram slice of the meteorite that caused the damage
to the mailbox sold for $7,768.
(over $1,400/g) Meteorites and Bonhams Auction 10-28-2007

A stone of 1.455Kg hit rural mailbox battering the hell out of it. Very low TKW has made
this material nearly impossible to get. When it is gone, it will be unobtainable. 

Frag in Riker Box with Photo = $50-
(Frags varry slightly in size. The largest avialable will be sent with order)

mnn   click on photos for larger images

.498g = SOLD See Photo
 HERE   SOLD
.614g = SOLD See Photo
 HERE  SOLD
.614g =$600-  Excellent FC edge
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1.067g = $1,000- 1Nice FC edge
mm             
1.782g = $1,750- Superb, super thin slice with along, darg Fusion Crusted edge
cut at a slant to that edge, so that the Fusion Crust shows exceptionally well.
See Photo of 1.782g
 HEREm   click on photos for larger images


4.820g =- SOLD The next slice over from the piece below, but even
more thinly sliced. The price has been significantly reduced to compensate
for the fact that the lower right corner is glued with super glue near the tip,
though it is not apparent to the naked eye. This is an excellent opportunity to
get a super thin specimen with killer fusion crust at a remarkably reduced price.
Try to fint this material elsewhere. If you do, you will find these prices meet or
beat what you can find - IF you can find any. And this particular piece is
much lower and a real beauty. (Note: This piece has the same surface area as
the one below) See photo HERE
SOLD
6.449g = $5,500- Distinct, long C edge - See Photo
 HERE  SOLD

15.656g = $11,750- mmmClick on photo to Enlarge

 

CLEO SPRINGS: (H4) Found early 1960s - Major County, Oklahoma - the 24 kg stone was being used as a plough weight. This looks to me like a melt & it shows, even the small specimens. $4/g

Now available only in Thin Sections = $60 ea

CLOVIS #1:(H3) Found1961, Curry County, NM All H3s are EXTREMELY RARE. $35/g TEMP SOLD OUT

COLE CREEK: (H5) Found 1991, Sherman County, Nebraska .
This is THE most outragous H5 I have ever seen - it is LOADED with chondrules - in fact, when looked at through 5 or 10 power microscope, one sees there is no matrix, whatsoever - just varying sizes of different colored chondrules ! Even to the naked eye, it is impressive -
AT THIS TIME, THIN SECTIONS OF COLE CREEK ARE AVAILABLE! (Under "Thin Sections" further down)
HOWEVER, at any distance, especially in less than good light, it seems like just
another old H5 - then you look more closely and are blown away - but the real
mind bogle is seening it under a scope.

--

Limited - only 3 specimens left. Suggest using only for Thin Sections, (which are SPECTACULAR)= $15/g

13.5g = $95- Click on photos to Enlarge

14.6g = $100- Click on photos to Enlarge

25.6g = $180- Click on photos to Enlarge

DAVY 'a': (L4) Found 1940, De Witt County, Texas. $5/g One Specimen Only: 14.2g = $71-

DAG 262: Lunar Meteorite. Only 513g TKW. Lunar anorthositic breccia.
The “Other” lunar meteorite. Actually, there are 3 non-Antarctic lunites,
but Cacalong Creek runs about $1 MILLION a gram, so, I doubt many will be looking to add it to their collections soon. This one has a total known Weight of only 513g, making it about $50K/g while DAG 400 is 1.4Kg, and runs a consistent $25K/g. These are priced far lower than the standard and both are definitely large enough to be well past the need for a capsule to insure they don’t get lost!
They are not what is referred to as “Sneeze” vulnerable (sneeze on exceptionally small fragments of, say 2 to 8 mg & they blow away!) These are nice, solid fragments at a very good price:

DAG 262 30mg = $1,500 reduced to $1,200-

DAG 400: Lunar Meteorite. (Temp. sold out)

DAG 476 ?Lucky 13? - the 13th SNC to be found (later, DAG 489 was found and paired with 476 - it is just a more weathered stone from the same fall - 476 is the better of the 2) All are super thin with a very nice surface, displaying the outstanding ?Mottling? of this meteorite.

Contact me for info on SUPER THIN specimens of 476

DALGETY DOWNS (L4) Western Australia, 1941.
A very popular and pretty meteorite. THIS end piece is PARTICULARLY spectacular. If you like end
pieces, this is a “must have.” The best specimen of Dalgety I have seen: Under $4/g

105.6g = 420-

DENSMORE:(H6) Found 1950 Graham County, Kansas  Just a little less common H6 - takes excellent pollish, shows well - $3.35g 20.9g = 70.00 UPPER LEFT
15.9g = 53.25 UPPER RIGHT
15.8g = 53.00 LOWER RIGHT(SOLD)
11.0g = 36.75 LOWER MIDDLE
7.7g = 25.75 LOWER LEFT


Dhofar 1180 Lunar SEE HERE

 

DHURMSALA: (LL6) (brecciated) Fell 7-14-1860, India. This is another of those exceptionally fine amphotorites & a rare witnessed fall from the 1800s $45/g, One only - a beautiful specimen

5.0g = 225-

TO SEE CLICK HERE

Diep River (L5)  Nov. 4, 1906  Cape Province, South Africa HOUSE

At 4:30 PM, near Diep River, Western Cape, South Africa, a 910 gram stone fell and crashed
through a metal roof of a house, on a farm called HERMITAGE.
An extremely rare meteorite with a very low total known weight - nearly impossible to get.
Until I got the only available material I have found, my own collection had only a .241g
specimen. Now that is available as well as the others listed below (these are the only specimens
I may every have of this material:

.080g = $50- SOLD
.671g = $275-
.973g = $390- See photo of all 3 HERE

D'ORBIGNY: (ANGRITE) Buenos Ares, Argentina, 1979.

2.1g = $2,100- SOLD   SOLD
Click on photos to enlarge


Drake Creek: (L6) Fell 1827 Tenn
Very choice, black fusion crusted fragment of this
exceptionally hard to find material. Choice
2.3g = 150-
SEE HERE

EAGLE : EL6, Suspected to be a witnessed fall of 1946. Found 1947. Cass County, Nebraska. TKW 9.4kg. All the "E"s formed in a heated environment only available in our solarsystem within the orbit of Mercury. Just about impossible to get. $100/g 4.6g = 450- (16.5mm X 51mm X 1.5mm) SOLD


EL HAMMAMI(proposed name) H5 - veined Fell Aug 10,1997 in Northeast Mauritania in the El Hammami Mountains.   $1.75/g closout:
Micromounts 50% Fusion crusted: $8 ea(2 only)
Micromounts some Fusion crust: $6 ea
Macromounts - neer 50% Fusion Crusted: Small: $15Lg: $25

ESQUEL:Pallasite. Found 1951. Chubut, Argentina. The most highly popular of all the pallasites because of its outstanding beauty and stability. Beautiful, highly polished nickel-iron surrounding opaque to highly transparent paridot gem quality olivine.-Super thin (2mm!) highly polished on both sides, part slices available by request. This is the best quality material I have yet seen & the super thinness results in far greater surface area for dollar spent AND 100% translucency of crystals. $30/g 5.55g = 166.50 (SOLD)

ERG CHECH (Mali)(H4)  June, 2007 Mali/Algerian border, Africa

10.375g = $100- Slightly Oriented, 100% rich, black FC & slight lipping  

 

13.8g 100% FC = 90-     
22.4g ORIENTED, 99% FC = $168-     (Click on photos for larger images)
29.3g Mildly Oriented, 99% FC = $190-
    

 

Estherville (MESO) Fell May 10, 1879 Emmet Co IA

78.8g = 800- Spectacular individual with one fusion Crusted side
and one broken side – looks like a Star Trek Clignon
Bird of Prey attack ship
SEE HERE SOLD

132.2g = 750-Individual with 100% broken material exposed. Looks
very different from opposite sides  SOLD
SEE HERE



FAUCETT:
(H5) Found 1966, Buchanon County, Missourie. Some chondrules appear metal - armored by brighter metal. $4/g 5.8g = 23-,

FELT 'B': (L3.5) Found 1991 Oklahoma TKW 5.9kg Ever popular L3. 2 pieces only. After this is gone, I have no hope of seeing more - ever. $15/g SOLD OUT

FUYU: (L6) Fell August 13, 1993, China. 10.1g = 75.75 (SOLD)

GAIL: (H4) Found 1948 Borden County, Texas. Dark, takes excellent polish and displays silver colored metal flaking of various sizes, including some quite large. $5/g Temp. SOLD OUT

May 2, 1890          Forest City      Iowa, USA        One Stone Struck a HAYSTACK
fg 1,493g Specimen of Forest City in the Museum of National History, N.Y. 
(Click on photo to enlarge image)

This is the fall that established the law of meteorites ownership based on the owner of the
land where the meteorite alights. Read about the case that went all the way to the Iowa
Supreme Court to establish this precedence - making this one of the most important falls in US history:

To Read more, click
HERE

Late in the afternoon of May 2, 1890, people in northern Iowa were startled by the
appearance of a great fireball in the west which eclipsed for a moment the sunlight of an
almost cloudless sky. Traveling at incredible speed from the southwest the meteor roared
across the sky sputtering and throwing off a long train of sparks. The dazzling head,
likened to the moon in size, left a heavy line of black smoke in its water, distinctly marking
the meteor's course through the heavens.
(Ben Hur Wilson in a recent number of "
The Palimpsest," published by the State Historical Society of Iowa at Iowa City)

The meteor descended at an angle variously judged to incline from 50 degrees to 55
degrees with the horizon, and to the eye its course was apparently from the southwest to
the northeast. The final explosion occurred over Winnebago county about eleven miles
northwest of Forest City. An area some three or four miles in length and from one and
one-half to two miles in width was showered with meteorites. Although this meteoric field
was adjacent to the town of Thompson, it was readily accessible from Forest City, the
county seat. Inasmuch as most of the publicity emanated from the latter place, the meteor
became known as the Forest City meteor, though Thompson would have been a more
accurate geographical designation.
(Iowa Recorder; Greene, Butler co. Iowa; July 1929)

Sorry, all Forest City Sold Out -NOW 2 MORE SPECIMENS:

NOTE: More Forest City just in (After about 2 Years of searching.... VERY difficult to get at ANY price:

Micromount = $35- gggg SOLD

132mg = $125- fgg Click on any photo to enlarge image

181mg = $175- gff

1.354g with FC= $750- gf

 

 



GAO:March 5, 1960  (H5) Burkino Faso - Struck NATIVE HUTS & HEN HOUSES

(Click on photo to enlarge image)  
This meteorite fall was witnessed by the inhabitants of Gao, a village of Burkina Faso in
Western Africa. The
first 16 pieces recovered, had actually fallen through the roofs of
the villager's huts. These stones were originally thought to be from TWO different meteorite
falls within the same area - Gao (upper volta) and Guenie (upper volta), however, due to
the petrographic similarities of each stone type, the close proximity of the strewnfields and
the close fall dates (March & April), it is now believed that the Gao and Guenie stones are
from the same, single fall of stony meteorites. During 1998, the nomenclature comittee of the
Meteoritical Society merged these 2 names into a single official new name....Gao-Guenie.
Generally referred to simply as "Gao" in the meteorite community, prices range greatly
from as little as $1/g for weathered and/or broken stones to $50/g for superbly oriented
stones (For some unexplained reason Gao has one of the highest % of oriented stones of any fall).
At this time I only have one, superb stone. It is naturally fresh (to the best of my knowledge,
it is not treated with chemicals or sand blasted to look fresh, as so many are). Due to exceptional
contiduion and unique regmaglyption & orientation, this stone is more costly than most Gao offered:

65.3g oriented, naturally fresh whole stone = $325-

SUPER Orineted specimen: 7.3g
This is one of THE most spectacular oriented stone specimens of any size
I have ever seen. This is an opportunity to get quality which usually never leaves a
dealer’s personal collection. $425-SOLD

 

GIBEON:Great Nama Land, Namibia. Found 1836. Iron, Fine Octahedrite. One of the most beautiful of all the etched irons, with an outstanding Widmanstatten pattern. This iron has become very popular both as etched slices, end pieces & as whole specimens. Besides its beauty, its availability & affordability have contributed to its popularity. However, in recent years, & espescially in recent months, buyers who have traveled to Africa report the strewn field is finally running dry & prices have soared at the source.

"BABY"GIBEONS: Mounted in a micromount box, most of these specimens are between 1 & 2 grams. Very Cute:
$10 ea or $5 with any other purchase over $100 (1 to a customer)

GIBEON: 15Lbs - This HAS to be the world’s most obscene Gibeon (of course, this is “larger than life” - regardless of what “life sized” is): $3,500- SOLD

Contact for photo

GOBABEB: (H4) Found, 1969 near Gobabeb, Namibia (home of the Gibeons). Though 23 KG were found, there has only been a single 5,040g stone to ever make it out of institutional holdings. It is very fresh, has an abundance of metal flaking, some metal veins and rich, black shock veins. It is a very handsome meteorite. I cannot wait to see the thin sections I am having made of it.
only $3.50/g !
-------------
37.6g = 131.50-
(very thin specimen - huge area/wt. ratio)

GOLD BASIN : L4, Found 1995, Arizona. Called a "Fossile Meteorite" and estimated to be some 50,000 years old, lots have found specimens - but not as easily as one might think. I've been there twice, and once with several others - count to date - ZIP. Essential to have a specimen to set your metal detector. $2.50/g (Temporarily Sold Out)

GOMEZ: (L6) Found 1974 Terry County, Texas. This material is strikingly similar in appearance to Gretna. Very pretty in its bottled dark brown and tan. Just $2.50/g

15.1g = 37.75

15.5g = 38.75

16.2g = 40.50


GOVERNARDOR VALADARES: The rarest of all the non-Antarctic SNCs - only 158 grams total known weight. Only a few grams in the private sector.Fragments Under .1g = $100/mg

1 to 2 mg = $75-
3mg = 300- SOLD
4mg = 400-
24mg=2,400- SOLD Click On Photo to See Larger Image
72mg=7,200-



(See SNCs {under "S"} for comlete set of all 7 non-Antarctic SNCs, only $1,700)

GRETNA:L5, Found 1912 about 12 mi. north of Gretna, Kansas. This is one of my favorite L5s. The slices are extremely  "interesting" in that they display deep brown spotting on a light  tan matrix - very eye catching. Last time I had this, it sold out right away. Unfortunately, Gretna is now all been distributed and this is the las lot I will ever have: $6.25/g SEE PHOTO AT:

5.7g = 35.50 Bottom Row, 2nd from Left 6.7g = 41.75 Bottom Row, 2nd from Right 10.4g = 65- Bottom Row, Far Left 10.6g = 66.25 Bottom Row, Far Right 16.6g = 103.75(SOLD) Top Row, Far Left 16.8g = 105-(SOLD) Top Row, Far Right 47.1g = 294- Top Row, Center

 Grossliebenthal (L6) Nov. 19, 1881  Odessa, Ukraine,USSR BUILDING (& A MAN?)
Structure in the Grossliebenthal region of Russia
(Click on photo to enlarge image)
 

This is one of the most frustrating hammers to research as there is both much said - but
with little revealed! While sources cite a building being struck at least 3 sources state that
a man was injured. One even states he was specifically a "postilion" (which the dictionary
defines as the rider of the left front horse of a team of horses drawing a carriage). However,
this reference was from a newspaper and we are not provided the man's name and he is
not mentioned in the Catalogue of Meteorites.
In any event, one thing that IS certain is that this material is VERY difficult to obtain and
I have never managed to acquire more than a few tiny fragments.
Priced according to size as follows:

1 = $65-
2 = $75-SOLD
3 = 125- Click on photo for large image

Hamlet (LL3-4)    October 13, 1959 Starke Co, Ind. HOME         
      
 oiu
Photo by Larry Wringer
(Click on photo to enlarge image

A single stone of 2.045 Kg struck a house in Hamlet, Ind. rippine off the rain gutter at
the edge
of the roof. The meteorite, itself, is very striking. After hitting the guttr line
just about the left end of the left awning it then hit the bricks and rolled across the
lawn to the street. Clem Hall and his wife lived in the home at the time, but have since
passed away.           

Almost impossible to get:
1.562g = SOLD

See Photo
 HERE 

Medium Frag = $50- oiuytSOLD

Large Frag = $65- iop SOLD

Extra Large Frag = $125- ioSOLDClick on photos to enlarge

70mg Frag = $125- p SOLD

Ultra Thin Part Slice = $350- yu SOLD Click on photos to enlarge

.745g Frag = $350- oi
SOLD

Hammadah al Hamara 180 (Ungrouped Chondrite 3.5)
Found April, 1996 in Al Jufrah, Libya. TKW 936g Ungrouped chondrites are EXTREMELY rare. I know
of only two other 3s. This material is both incredibly
beautiful and incredibly difficult to photograph. Much
of what I have seen was not polished and did not look
nearly as nice as these specimens – however, they photographed much better – I polished these clear out to
1500 and they look fantastic, but it was impossible to get
a good photo, as the camera focuses on the surface, picking
up glare from any light source and making part of the piece
look "foggy." Be advised this is NOT the case, but only a
photographic lighting phenomenon. The very small specimens
are ESPECIALLY zappy under a microscope at 5 to 10 power!
This material has been very limited in supply and
selling for $200 per gram. I am selling the pieces over 1 gram
for $100The specimens under 1 gram are $200/g

Check these puppies out:

1.343g = 134.30 SOLD

633mg = 126.60 SEE HERE

409mg = 81.80 SEE HERE

396mg = 79.20 SOLD

237mg = 47.40 SEE HERE

212mg = 42.40 SEE HERE

HAXTUN:IHAXTUN (H/L 4) The only equilibreated H/L (4). Found in 1975 in Philips County, Colorado. Classified by Dr. Rubin of UCLA - has H-type
proxenes & L-type cobalt in kamacite. This is an entirely unique meteorite which has been dissappearing as it has been gobbled up by institutions and collectors.

12.2g = SOLD
18.0g = SOLD

THE END PIECE ( 371 grams) This is a very impressive specimen for several reasons:
1) The complete uniqueness of the type
2) This particular specimen shows remarkable metal veining.
3) Only 2 endpieces of this size could exist. More often than is warranted, one hears, “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity”
applied to a meteorite specimen that comes available. This is one of the very few specimens that warrant such a comment. $4,500 -- SOLD
. Click on photos to enlarge


HENBURY: Iron, Octahedrite, medium (IIIA) Northern Territory, Australia. Found 1931.
Henbury Irons were found around 13 craters. Add $10 if you want the stand with the specimen.
38.2g = $114- Click on photo to enlarge

67.4g = $202- Click on photo to enlarge

70.8g = $222- Click on photo to enlarge

HEZE: see Juacheng

HOLBROOK:Stone, Olivine-hypersthene Chondrite (L6) Fell July 19,1912, 7:15pmNavajo County, Arizona. Approximately 14,000 stones. Total Weight, aprox 481 Lbs. Listed byNorton as one of the 3 "Great Showers" on the 20th Century.The entire town engaged in picking up these delightful little meteorites following a boy's report, "Its raining rocks out there!"Noted mineral dealer of that era, W.M. Foot, proceeded to visit the area shortly thereafter and purchased 12,000 of the 14,000 tiny stones collected. Periodically, a small stash of these pristinestones becomes available, each time more costly than the last. Stones are still found in this strewn field, but they are badly weathered and look nothing like these fine black fusion crusted specimens. Holbrook consists almost exclusively of sizes ranging from a BB to a grape.

SECTION II:Fine specimens with broken side ( 60 % to 90 % fusion crusted):
1. under .5g = $15.00

HOMESTEAD: (L5) Brecciated. Fell February 12,1875, Iowa. An increasingly difficult to obtain, very fine, historic fall. Homestead has excellent "Show Qualities" with easily seen chondrules & brecciation. One partslice only (fusion crusted edge) 21.0g = 315- 6.4g = 96- (SOLD) SEE PHOTOS AT:

IBITIRA:
Stone.Achondrite, Ca-rich. Eucrite (AEUC) Vasiculated. Fell June 30,1957 5:15 PM, Martinho Campos, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
2.68g Thin Part Slice = $535- SEE PHOTO HERE
SOLD

IMILAC:Nodules of Imilac, from the Atacama Desert in Chili. Pallasite. Found 1822. I have seen the small naked skeletons of iron from Imilac & never cared for them. These, however, are an entirely different story! These little quities have ancient olivine Xls that are yellowish on the edges & whitish in the center, making for a very impressive specimen. They look almost unreal, like a cartoon asteroid Superman would fly out to divert from earth's path. $10 per g. Section I: 1.8g, 3.8g,

Section II:( Same quality as section I above, just got them at a lower price: $5/g)
.4 to 1g in Micromount Box= $5.50ea(amazing ones this small can look this striking)

IRONS - 4 Micromount Specimens from 4 different Continents, representing "fine", "medium" & "coarse" octahedrite forms: Odessa (IA) (N. America), NanTan (IIICD) (China), Henbury (IIIA) (Australia) & Gibeon (IVA) Africa. $25 per set. : 4 Irons:
In nicely labeled micromount boxes.


JILLIN: (H5) Fell 3-8-1976 Jilin, China. Ever popular Chinese meteorite A very nice meteorite. Has been steadily increasing in price since it fell. (ALL pieces are full slices & have 100% outer edge) 3.75/g

30.9g = 115.75


Juancheng Shandong Province, Heze, China 2-15-1997   KITCHEN ROOF & POT ON STOVE

Heze, China

(Click on photo to enlarge image)
Caused a tremendous sensation in China when it fell on 15 February 1997 near the
village of Heze in Juancheng County. Local Chinese peasants picked up several
hundred fresh specimens along the Yangtze River shortly after the fall believing
the fall foretold the death of their leader... which did take place following the fall.
Because so many stones were retained by the locals and given to government
officials, the total weight of the fall will never be known.

12.634g Whole stone with cut face and broken side = $100- SOLD
9.2g Part Slice = $95- SOLD
3.06g Whole Stone = $60-
2.13g Whole Stone = $50- See Photos
 HERE 

JUVINAS:Stone. Ca-rich Eucrite (AEUC) Fell June 15, 1821, 3:00PM Ardeche, France.
Temp Sold Out

KAIGOROD:H4-5 Found 1993, near Kaigorod, Russia.     Very interesting, with a matrix that appears nearly black with VERY large metal flaking densely and evenly distributed. Very handsome material. Both of these specimens have 2 crusted edges.
Beautiful End Piece 249.9g ($3/g) =$749.70 SEE AT:

KAINSAZ:CO3 - Carbonaceous Chondrite. Fell 9-13-1937, 2:15 PM, Muslyumov, Tatar Republic, USSR. Historic witnessed fall. $70/g

- 6.4g (3mm thick)$70/g = $448.00 19.5mm X 38.5mm with one slanted edge which was the outer part of the meteorite.

KAPOETA: Howardite. Fell April 22, 1942 in Equitoria, Sudan. This material
has consistently been $1,000 per gram for many years - NOT HERE:
Kapoeta - From Left to right:

Kapoeta - From Left to right:

.277g = (SOLD)
.224g = (SOLD)
.197g = 115- reduced here to = 100-
.131g = 80- reduced here to = 70-
.118g = (SOLD)

KAROONDA:Carbonaceous Chondrite (C5) Fell Nov. 25, 1930, 10:53PM, South Australia. TKW 91LBs. One of only 2 known C5s, most of this material is in museums (the other C5 is only a few hundred grams). Very difficult to get. If you wanted a C5, this is your chance. Fragment in Capsule Small Frag = $15 Good Sized = $25 Super Large = $40 SEE AT:

KAUFMAN: (L5) Found 1893, Texas.
This is a most remarkable meteorite. It has ?armored chondrules,? which means some of the chondrules are surrounded by metal. In addition, some of the chondrules look like metal surrounded by another type of metal. All of this is best seen through a microscope at about 5 power - so, a magnifying glass would be plenty to see it easily. Without magnification, it looks to me like an ?H? chondrite - having an abundance of metal. All partslices are thin - about 3.5mm to 4mm, resulting in a very good surface to weight ratio. I was going to break this up into smaller pieces that would fit in macromount displays - but it is by far better seen in a larger field. $5.50 per gram. 27.1g = (SOLD) (Thin, 100% outer edge, LOWER LEFT)
19.8g = (SOLD) (UPPER LEFT - 100% outer edge)
14.6g = (UPPER RIGHT - Large triangle)
8.6g = (LOWER RIGHT - thin) (SOLD)
All are much more striking ?in person? than the photo shows. SEE AT:


KEM KEM: ID pending. 116.2g A fine specimen with about 50% fusion crust. $2.50g = 290.50 (SOLD)

KENDLETON: L4 Brecciated. Fell May 2,1939, Fort Bend County, TX.
Irregular shaped part slices with some black fusion crust on the edge. Brecciation is quite clear. A hard one to get: $12.50/g

Temp Sold Out - except in THIN SECTIONS ($65-)

Kendrapara   (Orissa) (H4-5) Sept 23, 2003  India   HOMES

Over 20 people reported injured  & many homes "destroyed" & fires resulted.
Bhubaneswar, India: Geologists travelled yesterday to India's eastern coast to
hunt for the debris of a meteorite that crashed to earth, injuring 11 people and
leading to an elderly man's death, officials said. Sukdev Singh, a 70-year-old
man panicked by the meteorite, died in hospital on Sunday from a heart attack.
Eight others also received treatment for temporary blindness or for losing
consciousness after seeing the spectacle.
The massive ball of fire panicked hundreds in Orissa, home to India's main missile
testing range. The debris fell on two houses in Mayurbhanj, slightly injuring three
people, said a district official. - Sapa-AFP

"Hundreds of people fled their homes when a meteor struck their village in eastern
India, injuring three people and destroying two houses, a state minister said yesterday.
The fireball hit the village of Sudusudia in Orissa state on Saturday evening, said BB
Harichandan, the state revenue minister. 'One person has sustained burn injuries and
two houses have been burned down. The injured has been hospitalised,' the minister
said ... 'The light was so bright that for a few seconds it appeared to be daylight,' said
Sanatan Sahu, a villager."

BHUBANESWAR, India -- Two people have been injured and several homes badly
damaged by a suspected meteorite crashing into a village in eastern India, reports said
Sunday.The report said other parts of the suspected meteorite may have crashed into
another village, also setting at least one thatched house ablaze.

For some reason, this material is nearly impossible to get. Offered below are three
part slices at different prices based on weight and amount of fusion crust: (Now only
one piece left)

.818g Side 1, rich, black fusion crust, side 2, polished face, 1 edge broken = $150- SOLD
1.490g Very nice part slice with rich, black fusion crusted edge = 200- SOLD
1.530g Another very nice part slice with rich, black fusion crusted edge = $200- SOLD

4.517g Large, irregular part slice. No Fusion Crust = $675- See HERE

 Kobe (CK4) Honshu, Japan   TKW: 136g  Sept. 26,1999  HOUSE, BED
Click On Photos to See Larger Images

With only Karoonda CK4,
Maralinga (CK4), and a couple of Antarctic CK4 meteorites
known, the arrival of Kobe was greeted with far more excitement in the scientific
community due to its rarity than for the fact that it slammed through a house roof
crashing into the (unoccupied) bed of the 13 year old daughter of the family that lived
there. Page after page of analysis of this meteorite has been written, though the TKW
was only 136 grams, "all" of the total weight went immediately into a museum.
Most fortunately for the meteorite collecting community Dirk Ross, who resides in Japan,
visited the family in Kobe and obtained the bag of the vacuum cleaner used to "clean up
the mess." By meticulous inspection and sorting Dirk was able to recover over a dozen
small fragments.
He also took a photo of the ceiling, as seen above (copyright, Dirk Ross. Use of this photo
is absolutely restricted to this page by his kind permission - absolutely no copying of this
photo is permitted). Approximately one dozen tiny fragments of this meteorite were sold
for $20K/g (This price was the result of the facts that this material is such a rare type, the
TKW is so low and that Japanese collectors take Japanese falls very seriously).
World traveling meteorite finder, Mike Farmer had this to say about the price of Kobe:

"I have a very nice piece of Kobe, indeed, one of the most difficult meteorites there are to get
a piece of. I paid dearly for it. I see nothing wrong with the price of $10,000 per gram, since
about 2 grams total is in private hands."
(I suspect it was far less than 2 grams, this
statement was made when nearly all of the material was still available. Now,
only 184mg remain)
I am able to offer the collecting community (or any interested institutions) the last of the
specimens of this exceptionally rare material. While only 3 fragments remain, the moment
the first two have sold, the last remaining specimen will immediately double in price.

40mg = 600-

44mg =750-SOLD
100mg =1,500-
Click on photo for large image

Kunashak (L6) June 11,1949 Kunashak, Russia   House Roof

(Click on photos to enlarge images)
       
Blasted through the roof of a very modest house in the back country of Russia. Highly
documented, with photos showing the dwelling, the hole in the roof and the stone that
penetrated it. Given the history and documentation, aside from Valera, I consider this
THE best buy of any hammer I offer - under $10/g !

17.089g = SOLD
16.310g = SOLD
7.054g = SOLD
11.718g = $160-
13.829g = SOLD
See Photo
 HERE

10.660g = $150-
11.116g = $155-
11.718g = $160-
- Click on photo to See Large image of all 3 HERE

467.9g Full Slice = $4,950.oo  - See Photo HERE


LA 001
- one of only a few SNCs to hold its price through the African glut and the recent meteorite recession. This material sells for $2,500/g like clockwork WHENEVER it becomes available, which isn't
often (there are only about 60 total grams in the collecting community & 20 are in one slice). This is a choice specimen: .240g = 600-


LA CRIOLLA (L6) Fell January 6, 1985 in Entre Rios, Argentina
At 6:15 PM one of the more spectacular falls of the latter part of the 20th century
took place, with one of the stones crashing through the roof of a house. Nearly the
entire fall (TKW 35 Kg) was recovered immediately by Bob Haag and sold into
the collecting community and traded to institutions. It has been nearly impossible
to obtain this material since the 1980s. This VERY impressive, totally fresh stone
of 4.1Kg is one of, if not THE largest of all the stones of this fall. Note one edge
showing the impact point, as though it were the day of the fall. 4.1 Kg = $12,000-
SOLD
Photos of this magnificent specimen can be seen
HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE,
HERE, HERE & with hand, showing porportion HERE

LAFAYETTE:Achondrite, Nakhlite (SNC) Found 1931 Tippecanoe County, Indiana Total KnownWeight: 803g - Virtually all is accounted for in 4 institutions. Unknown on the market at ANY price. Through a friend (of impeccable reputation) I was able to acquire .02g of this exceptionally rare "Mars rock". Microscopic sized pieces were dislodged in shipping. Without a microscope, they are barely visible to the naked eye, but I have studied them under the microscope, & they do, indeed, exhibit the unusual green & clear crystalline structure of this incredibly rare material. They can easily be examined through the gelatin capsule at any power, but are particularly spectacular at 50 X: $750 That was the old price: NOW: almost all of it is gone. However, here are a few left - OUTSTANDING buys!
Small = 100-
SOLD
Med. Small = 200- SOLD
Med. Large = 500-
SOLD
Large = 1,000-
SOLD

See Photo HERE These 4 all SOLD

Last 4:

# 1 = $350-
# 2 = $400-
# 3 = $400-

#4 = $2,500-SOLDClick on Photo for much larger image:

 

L'Agle (L6) April 26, 1803 1PM Orne, France Struck a House & Man
Painting by Jerry Armstrong JPG

Jean-Baptiste Biot's report of the L'Aigle fall: - In the village of St. Michel one stone
fell on the pavement of the church yard. The stone ricochetted from the pavement
about one foot back into the air and came to rest at the feet of the chaplain who
happened to stand in the churchyard during the fall. - Near the village of Bas Vernett
a pear tree was hit. The stone cut off a branch of the tree. - In the village of Mesle the
roof ridge of a house was hit. A large bar of wood came loose. The stone rolled down
the roof and fell to the ground. - In the village of Des Anées Mr. Piche, a wirepuller
was hit on the arm by a small stone. When he picked it up it was so hot that he
dropped it instantly.

Unfortunately, L'Aigle is one of the most difficult to get of the "common" meteorites.
By "common" I mean common in both type and TKW (@ 40 KG) However, this
meteortite is holds such a significant position in the history of how man views the
solar system and the nature of the physical universe that nearly every gram of this
fall is held in institutions - all of which value it highly. For instance, at the last Tucson
Show the wholesale price for this material in quantity was $1,000 per gram. Fortunately,
its position in history has overshadows it status as a hammer, or the price would
undoubtedly have climbed even higher.

I got all I could afford and offer them here at what is a very "modest" price relative
to the price it demands at the wholesale level:


.5g Fragment with Fusion Crust = $600 in Commemorative Reiker Box:
SOLD

JPGor in a membrane box - Close JPGSame Fragment
Click on photos to enlarge

2.080g = $2,200- SOLD
1.781g = $2,225- SOLD
1.137g = $1,125-
.901g = $900-
SOLD
(All the above are very thinly sliced and have at least some fusion crust on the ege and
can be seen here:JPG
4.967g = $6,200-
SOLD


Lost City  1-3-1970           Oklahoma                 HOUSE ROOF

sd Click on photo to enlarge

The Lost City fall was photographed on January 3,1970 from 3 stations of The Prairie Network after 10 years of attempting to photograph an incoming meteorite. From the photos they   were able to track the meteorite to a suspected strewn field, which was around Lost City, Oklahoma. They recovered a total of 17kg, however, very, very little of this material has ever been available to the collecting community. Many consider this the most costly meteorite ever, as it required 10 years of photographing the night sky to locate it. (a rather odd way of looking at it, but there you are).

However, what was never made public until now is that the Lost City fall was a hammer! I recently had a personal conversation with Blaine Reed and it some how just slipped out that he and Steve Arnold (the meteorite hunter, not Chicago Steve Arnold) way back when tried to purchase one of the Lost City meteorites from a home owner who had recovered it from the roof of his house. He refused to sell it at any price (no, they won't tell anyone who it was, as they are hoping one day he will change his mind). I confirmed what Blaine said with Steve (not that I doubted Blaine, but thought Steve might possibly remember additional details). They are two of the most honest dealers in meteoritics, so, I have no doubt whatsoever about the validity of their story.
Of course, I asked them why on earth they hadn't told me, knowing what a hammer freak I am. All I got was, "Well, it just never occurred to me."   Harrumph!                      (Lost City is a "new" hammer!)

.571g = F. Crust (Very Thin)   kSOLD

.613g =     j    SOLD  

.665g = F. Crust     h  SOLD 

.580g = $165- a   Click on photo to enlarge  

.766g =  $255-  g        Click on photo to enlarge

1.166g = F. Crust   SOLD 
2.145g =F. Crust    SOLD 


f   
. d SOLD Click on photo to enlarge
2.668g @ 22 X 15mm - may have in Riker Box as in above photo or in a Membrane Box = $750- SOLD

l . s Click on photo to enlarge
2.893g @ 22 X 15mm - may have in Riker Box as in above photo or in a Membrane Box = $825- SOLD

LUNAR NWA 6355
14.62g Full Slice at under $550/g!
TO SEE FULL DESCRIPTION Click On Photo
Click on photo to read about

 

MALI (Erg Chech)(H4)  June, 2007 Mali/Algerian border, Africa

10.375g = $100- Slightly Oriented, 100% rich, black FC & slight lipping  

13.8g 100% FC = 90-     
22.4g ORIENTED, 99% FC = $168-     (Click on photos for larger images)
29.3g Mildly Oriented, 99% FC = $190-
    

Lunars (Dhofar 1180, NWA 2977, NWA 482) SEE HERESOLD OUT

MACY: Olivine-hypersthen (L6). Found 1984 in Rosevelt County, New Mexico. Another super meteorite from Roosavelt County, NM. Highly polished partslices, only 2.5mm thick yeild high surface to weight ratio. $5/g

3.2g = 16.00, 3.5g = 17.50, 4.4g= 22-,

Marjalahti: (PAL) Fell June 1, 1902, 10:00PM Kereliya, Russia. This is the Pallasite that sets the standard for olivine. This material sells consistantly at $45/g - HERE: $40-/g
Only One Spectacular Specimen - 66mm X 41mm X 3.4mm 35.8g = 1,432- SOLD

Martians (NWA 998, Dhofar 019, DAG 476) HERE

 

Mbale Uganda,  HOUSES, FACTORY ROOFS, PRISON YARD & a BOY.
Aug.14, 1992          
Boy struck by 3g stone3 Elders with large stone
Most remarkably, a young Ugandan boy (Above) was hit on the head by a small specimen.
The fall of the 3 grams fragment was broken by banana tree leaves.

(Click on photos to enlarge image) Photos of Mbale compliments of Dutch Meteor Society

Several hundred stones rained down in the city, some crashing through factory roofs,
other hitting houses and one landing inside a prison yard. However, most significantly,

one stone struck a boy (after having first piercing banana tree leaves, slowing its speed
and, therefore, likely saving his life).
See photos and story at the following link:
http://www.xs4all.nl/~dmsweb/meteorites/mbale/mbale.html
20.64g End Piece = SOLD
11.53g End Piece= SOLD
6.88g Part Slice = SOLD
5.88g Thin End Piece = SOLD
2.61g Thin Part Slice with 2 Fusion Crusted edges = SOLD

MORE in....

7.753gPart end piece with large area of fusion crust = SOLD- g Click on photos for large image

12.373g Part Slice with FC on top edge = $300- hClick on photos for large image

MILLBILLILLIE:Stone. Achondrite, Ca-rich. Eucrite. Fell October, 1960 1pm (day unk)
This fall was witnessed by dozens of people coming out of a church. A good deal of this material was available
up until about 1995. Now it is very difficult to come by.

Specimens offered are extremely thinly sliced and have a huge ratio of surface to weight ratio:
#1 = $35-
#2 = $45-
#3 = SOLD
Click on photo to enlarge image

 

Monahans Monahans, Texas March 22, 1998 "BASKETBALL COURT"
6 of "The Monahans7" (Thanks to Mark Bostick for the photo)  
(Click on photo to enlarge image)

March 22, 1998 in a couple of meteorites fell from the sky and landed in Monahans, Texas .
The larger piece landed not far from seven children playing basketball. This has led many
to feel Monahans is a hammer, some even stating "it hit a basketball court." However, my
research indicated the kids were playing in a driveway or on the side of the street (wording
of reports is not clear) and the meteorite struck a dirt lot or walkway nearby. While I,
personally, do not regard Monahans as a hammer, others do.
For that reason and also because it is such an exceptionally amazing fall, I include it here for
those interested.

Below are the reasons Monahans is so amazing:

The smaller piece made its way to the laboratories of NASA's Johnson Space Center, whose
scientists have found something amazing inside it: liquid water. "This is the first water found
in any extraterrestrial object," notes investigator Michael E. Zolensky (NASA/JSC). More
remarkably, the microscopic droplets are trapped in purplish crystals of nearly pure salt
(NaCl or halite). That's common table salt on Earth -- but unlike the worldly version of the
mineral, the crystals were bright purple. The coloration is a feature caused by the intense
radiation environment of space, which has been replicated on earth only in nuclear reactors.
Within the salt crystals the researchers noticed minute bubbles of liquid, which upon analysis,
they determined to be water. Radioisotope dating show that the crystals formed within 2
million years of the birth of our solar system. The findings were published in the 9 June
2000 issue of Science magazine.

The implications of this discovery are rather profound. First, it would indicate that the dust
and gas from which our solar system coalesced began to clump together much sooner than
was previously thought. Secondly, it would seem that the conditions (or at least the prime
ingredients) required for the origin of life may have existed at a very early period of solar
system formation.
The smaller stone went into an institution and the larger was sold at auction for $23K. The
only material in the private sector ended up being the few tiny fragments which broke off
at the time of impact, all of which I purchased every time I saw them available. I have never
seen this material available that I did not purchase it immediately. Steeve Arnold METEORITE HUNTER sells this material for $39 per 2Mg frag. These are MUCH larger and cheaper per Mg.
Small fragments:
                                                                   
1= SOLD OUT
2= SOLD OUT
3= SOLD OUT
4= SOLD OUT

Below are the last 3 - and the best of all I had - not replacable:


Medium (With Fusion Crust) = 275- mm1Click on photos for large image

Medium Large = 300-ml1

Large = $450-m1Click on photos for large image



MOSS  (CO3.5) Moss,Ostfold, Norway, July 14th, 2006.    BUILDING ROOF,
FENCE, CORRUGATED PANEL, PLUMB TREE & PARKING LOT
Plumb Tree StruckOuthouse & Corrugated Panel struck
(Roof hole photo by Rob Elliott)
(Click on photos to enlarge images)
This meteorite fell at ~10:15 am in the Ostfold region of Norway along a 6 kilometer Line.
The fall was witnessed by thousands of people, who described it as brighter than the sun,
and many said they saw at least five pieces falling. One piece landed after breaking off 3
limbs of a plumb tree. Another piece struck a metal panel 6 feet from a man in his outhouse.
A third stone imbedded itself in the roof of a building in Moss, itself and was found only
after more than two weeks when rain water was leaking into the building. A fourth piece
weighing ~800 grams was found by Morten Bilet and Mike Farmer having shattered after
striking a parking lot. The last know specimen was found after breaking a fence. This is the
only multiple stone witnessed fall which I have researched in which each stone was, itself,
a hammer. (Technically, parking lots are "man made objects" - though I, personally, do not
usually "count" streets or parking lots as qualifiers, I make an exception here, as this one
makes every recovered specimen a hammer - a plumb tree, on the other hand, is a product
of human cultivation and domestication and I would count that, even if it were the ONLY
"man made" item struck in a given fall)
.358g Thin Part Slice = $70-
.452g Thin Part Slice = $90-
.502g Thin Part Slice = $100- See Photos of all 3 HERE

MOUNT EGERTON- Aubrite (reclassified - was listed as Mesosiderite) Found 1941, Western Australia.
This material is, by far, the least expensive of all Aubrites.  1/2g to 1g = $25 -

MOUNT TAZERZAIT: L5 anomalous. First known unshocked L5. Witnessed fall of 8-21,1991, Republic Of Niger.
A fabulous meteorite with vugs throughout (similar to Ibitira, but with smaller and fewer vugs). $4/g
(TEMP SOLD OUT)

MUONIONALUSTA

Etched Full Slice, 152g = $1,520- SALE $1,000 or best offer  offer Click on photo to enlarge image

MUNDRABILLA :(IIICD) Medium Octahedrite, anomalous, found 1911 Nularbor Plain, Western Australia.\
The first pieces of Mundrabilla were found in 1911. In1966 two large masses of about 8 and 11 tons were found . In 1979,
two more large masses were found, bringing the total to1640 kilograms. Mundrabilla is exceptionally low in iridium and very high in troilite (up to 35 % of the volume). It is designated an anomalous iron. The troilite is present in small nodules which rusults in the "knuckle-shape" of many individuals as a result of the ablation of troilite during atmospheric entry - very interesting shapes result.

Now nearly impossible to get in any size. Only one left: 32.5g = $65 Click on photo to enlarge image

MURCHISON:Stone. Carbonaceous Chondrite, type II (CM2) Fell Sept. 28,1969 in Victoria, Australia. The Carbonaceous Chondrites are very rare and only Allende is "commonly" available. Though there about 100Kgs of M, 50 % is in the Chicago Museum and 30 % is in the Smithsonian, 7 % at A.S.U. in Tempe, etc. Very very little for the collector. Rarely seen available at any price. This material is very interesting in appearance, being an extremely darkgray, almost charcoal in color. All specimens below are priced to sell quickly.

3 Capsules of Fragments = $50 each See Photo  HERE (ONE LEFT)


.791g Frag with cut and polished face = SOLD-
See Photo HERE and HERE
1.664g Frag = SOLD
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.638g = $160-SOLD mi Click on photo to enlarge
.
678g Beautiful Specimen = $200- SOLD
 mo Click on photos to enlarge

.814g = $225- mm SOLD

1.289g = $325-m SOLD

2.048g = $500-mn SOLD

3.779g Murchison End Piese with some signs of . Orientation mjClick on photo to enlarge SOLD
(moderate Roll over lipping, slight regmaglypting) = $950- SOLD


mk
emh Click on photos to enlarge
6.350g Spectacular Murchison Specimen with fabulous bubling and puddling from orientation= $1,500- SOLD

MURRAY:(CM2) Fell Sep. 20,1950 Calloway County, Kentucky Struck Several Buildings

A fireball was seen and a loud explosion heard: thirty seconds later a shwer of fragmentes fell 9 mi E. of Murray, near Wildcat Creek on Kentucky Lake. Several Buildings were struck. However, the analysis
of this material has far outweighed its status as a hammer:  

Analysis by Melvin Calvin provided early support for the idea that prebiotic molecules can form in space. As many as 70 different kinds of amino acids have been found in the Murray meteorite, whose organic composition is similiar to that of the Murchison meteorite. In 2001, it was also found to contain a range of polyols - organic substances closely related to sugars such as glucose.

The new research is reported in a paper, "Carbonaceous Meteorites as a Source of Sugar-related Organic Compounds for the Early Earth," by Dr. George Cooper and co- workers at NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif. The work is published in the Dec. 20 issue of Nature.

"Finding these compounds greatly adds to our understanding of what organic materials could have been present on Earth before life began," Cooper said. "Sugar chemistry appears to be involved in life as far back as our records go." Recent research using ratios of carbon isotopes have pushed the origin of life on Earth to
as far back as 3.8 billion years, he said. An isotope is one of two or more atoms whose nuclei have the same number of protons but different numbers of neutrons.

Scientists have long believed meteorites and comets played a role in the origin of life. Raining down on Earth during the heavy bombardment period some 3.8 billion to 4.5 billion years ago, they brought with them the materials that may have been critical for life, such as oxygen, sulfur, hydrogen and nitrogen. Sugars and the closely related compounds discovered by Cooper, collectively called "polyols," are critical to all known life forms. They act as components of the nucleic acids RNA and DNA, constituents of cell membranes and
cellular energy sources.

"This discovery shows that it's highly likely organic synthesis critical to life has gone on throughout the universe," said Kenneth A. Souza, acting director of astrobiology and space research at Ames. "Then, on Earth, since the other critical elements were in place, life could blossom."

The rarety of the substances of which Murray is composed have made obtaining ANY nearly impossible.
One specimen only:

.123g = $350- SOLD

NADIABONDI: (H5) Fell 7-27-56 in Burkina Faso. Beautiful 99 to 100% covered with black fusion crust. Wile they are costly per gram, their size and quality compensate. VERY nice specimens: $25/g SALE: Reduced 40%! = $15/g

8.7g = $217.50 REDUCED TO =130- (SOLD)
6.5g = $162.50 REDUCED TO = 97.50 (SOLD)
5.9g = $147.50 REDUCED TO = 88.50
5.8g = $145.00 REDUCED TO = 87- (SOLD)
4.2g = $105.00 REDUCED TO = 63-
3.8g = $95.00 REDUCED TO = 57- SOLD
3.2g = $80.00 REDUCED TO = 48- (SOLD)
2.7g = $67.50 REDUCED TO = 40.50 (SOLD)
2.7g = $67.50 REDUCED TO = 40.50 SOLD
1.7g = $42.50 REDUCED TO = 25.50 SOLD

CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTO

New Concord  May 1, 1860 Ohio   KILLED A HORSE

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Struck and killed a young horse. Fell in Muskingum County on May 1, 1860. It was
named after the nearest town, New Concord, which is also the hometown of the first
American to orbit the Earth, John Glenn.
This is one of the truly classic hammers, now nearly a century and a half old and
still
one of the very best buys. These are all I have left:

24.533g = SOLD
19.773g = SOLD
10.436g = SOLD
7.094g =
SOLD
mj
8.619g = SOLD (Listed in photo as 6.619 - actually 2 grams heavier) SOLD
9.442g = $435-
9.291g = $430-
8.192g = $405-
10.781g = $470-
8.298g = SOLD
20.417g = $850-

New Orleans   (H5)     Sept 23,2003                       HOUSE                         
Photo by Jeff Strout
(Click on photo to enlarge image)
A single stone of 19.25Kg smashed through a house going through the ceiling and floor
all the way to the dirt beneath the house.
This material was periodically available on eBay and always brought more than $40
a gram, however, no further ebay offerings will be made unless unwarry collectors
offer some some of their material, almost all of which was sub-gram sized fragments.
Very little material was ever made available to collectors and now it is feared the main
mass may have been lost in Hurricane Katrina. 

"Roy and Kay Fausset, owners of a New Orleans gift shop, have been learning since they came home
from work on Sept. 23, opened the front door and were confronted by what insurers would regard as
"an act of God." Dust, debris, sheetrock and crown molding littered the foyer of their tree-shaded house.
Doors to the powder room and laundry room had been blown open. Upstairs, an antique desk in their
daughter's bedroom had been destroyed, as had a wicker desk chair.
Incredulous, Roy Fausset wondered whether a water pipe had burst -- but there was no apparent water
damage. Then, seeing basketball-size holes in the roof and floors, and tree branches strewn atop the
house, he thought: Maybe an airplane dropped something?
The police came, and quickly applied their talent at deduction. Looks like a meteorite, they said.
Scrounging downstairs and beneath the house, the Faussets and police found hunks of a grayish,
friable rock, including a couple of pieces larger than a hand. The rock might have resembled paving
stone, except it was exceptionally dense and heavy, and some pieces bore a thin, dark rind known as
a fusion crust, a souvenir of the meteorite's fiery, 40,000 mph arrival in Earth's atmosphere."

Washington Post, Oct. 12,2003


I am offering the three pieces I have aquired since the fall at $150/g, but if the main mass
is confirmed lost, the price will immediately double or more. ( this price could prove to
to be high or could prove to be foolishly low).
0.72g = 90- SOLD
1.26g = $190- See Photo
 HERE  
1.36g = $205- See Photo
 HERE 
1.45g = $180- SOLD
11.385g = 1,700- See Photo SOLD
16.366g = $2,450-
                                             

NAKHLA:Stone. Ca-rich achondrite. Nakhlite. Fell June 28,1911, 9:00 AM Abu Hommos, Alexandria, Egypt. TKW has resently been reestablished as 9.9kg, NOT the previously reported 40kg. All of the signature SNCs are almost impossible to obtain. These are small fragments in a capsule in a magnifier box. Even to the naked eye, they are clearly fragments & not dust. However, under 5 to 15 power magnification, they are MAGNIFICENT, revealing the translucent emerald green Xls that make up much of this magnificent material. Priced for the "common man," this is probably the last of this material I will be able to obtain. Small fragments - contact for photos & prices.

NANTAN: (IIICD) Medium Octahedrite. Fell 1516 in China, where ancient texts describe the event of the fall as "The breath of the dragon" descending. Small, handsome individuals in micromount boxes. $10 ea. ($5 ea with purchase of $100 or more - one per perchas)

Complete set of all 7 non-Antarctic SNCs {under "S"}only $1,500)

 

NORTON COUNTY: Stone, Achondrite, Aubrite. Kansas. Fell Feb.18,1948, 4:56pmWhile over a ton of this material fell, all Aubrites continue to be exceptionally rare. Themain mass of N.C. is a 1,070 Kg stone that makes up the centerpiece of the magnificent display at the U. of New Mexico Institute of Meteoritics in Albuquerque, N.M. where they have constructed a special dome enclosure for its display. Nearly all of this highly friable Aubrite is in museums and it is rarely available to the collector. Highly desirable.

SECTION I:

Single large fragment in gelatin capsule in magnifier box:.......$ 15 (mounted on black felt

Multiple medium sized fragments in capsule in magnifier box: $ 10 - very striking effect)

Nuevo Mercurio (H5) Dec. 15, 1978  Houses

On the evening of December 15th, 1978 a bright fireball raced over North Central Mexico.
Exploding at a high altitude, it rained down hundreds of mostly small, whole stones onto
the desert floor and ranch houses near the mining town of Nuevo Mercurio. Only about
300 stones totaling just over 5 kg were collected. This meteorite is very sensitive to weathering
and only the stones collected right after it fell look fresh. Others that were recovered in the
days and weeks that followed the fall turned a rusty brown.
This is one of the available hammers that is most rapidly increasing in price.
Found out that the reason these sold out so quickly is that I was selling them at less
than
the replacement cost wholesale. I have only been able to find 3 nice specimens
at a resellable price:

6.765g oriented with the back broken off = 95-

9.000g perfect specimen with 98% rich, black fusion crust = 135- Click on photo to enlarge  
            
                                

3.712g Whole Stone = $55- Click on photo to enlarge  

NWA  (Unidentified - 100% fusion crusted)
Non-Identified NWA 100% FC individuals NO ONE at the 2008 Tucson Show had rich black
FC unidentified material. However, a few - and very few, had rich very dark 100% fusion crusted
material with a brown hue. And those few that had them wanted $2/g for the material! - even the
broken pieces (which far outnumbered the whole specimens)! It was shocking.

I was able to pick up three pieces that are 100% FC and very dark, nice pieces and they are offered as follows:

163.3g with nice regmaglypting = $225- SOLD     (Click on photos for larger images)

253.0g with nice flowing form =$400-     (Click on photos for larger images)

533.2g 4handsome individual, a little browner in color = $600-   (Click on photos for larger images)

   

Click on photo to enlarge image

NWA Unidentified 2,612.5g Whole Stone 98%+ FC at under 30c/g = $775- SOLD

 

NWA 046: (H3.8) S1, W3, tkw ONLY 422g. Found 1999, Taouz, Morocco. This is one of those exceptional
meteorites (H3.8) is VERY rare, AS IS a TKW of only 422g) from Northwest Africa. I have reserved one
piece for thin sections and one partslice for my own collection. I believe the offering below is the ONLY
remaining material that will ever be available to the private collector. 3 pieces only: End piece is only $8/g!
The two part slices are only $12/g
All NWA 046 is SOLD OUT

45.0g End pices (LEFT in photo) = 360-

10.5g partslice (CENTER in photo) = 126-

2.6g partslice (RIGHT in photo) = 31.20

NWA 4799 (Abrite)
1.7g = $50- nm Click On Photos to See Larger Images

NWA 482 LUNAR SEE HERE
Of all recovered lunar meteorites, North West Africa 482 is the freshest and the most pristine oriented lunar ever found.
Research has determined that NWA 482 is comparable to lunar samples brought back by Apollo 15. NWA 482 has been
compared to the Genesis Rock returned by that mission because of the high concentration of anorthosite contained in the
meteorite. The Genesis rock was dubed that because of it's importance in determining the origin of the Moon's outer crust.
Anorthositic rocks are formed deep within the Moon, early in its history. It has glassy and vesicular melt veins and melt
pockets indicate shock subsequent to compaction by an impact event.... e.g. an impact on the moon projected this meteorite
free of the gravitation of the moon into space. Millions of years later, it entered Earth's atmosphere where it fell in the Western
Sahara desert. The age is approximately 4.5 billion years old. It is the only lunar meteorite in private hands with an off-white
matrix. The other specimens have a dark Grey to black matrix and are not nearly as visually appealing.

NWA 482 has been examined and classified by UCLA's A. Rubin and P. Warren as well as D. Krig of The University of
Arizona.

NWA 482 also has other unique properties which make it stand ahead of the other Lunar samples. It is believed that it originated
from the dark side of the moon. The far side of the moon looks much different than the side seen from earth. Terrestrial age,
location of source, lithology and chemistry all make NWA 482 unique among all the other lunar meteorites.
Very thinly cut partslice yieliding high surface to weight ratio- .150g = $750- Click on photo for larger image


1.122g = call or email for price quote if serious

NWA 539: (LL3.5) S2, W1 TKW 2.02kg Found 2000, Morocco.
Spectacular LL3.5! Chondrules, chondrules, chondrules! This is one of THE finest meteorites to come out of Morocco. Fabouous multicolored, perfectly round chondrules. Low TKW. 2 specimens only:
1. 1.3g = 45-

NWA 2378 (H3.5) 1.467g = $17.50 Click on Photo to Enlarge

NWA 2737 (Chassignite)

3 sizes:
#1=$50-
#2=$60
#3=$60
#4 SOLD ch
Click on photo to enlarge


NWA 4473 ( Diog)

An exceedingly rare and Unique Polymict/Brecciated Diogenite Achondrite found 2006 in the Sahara Desert. This gorgeous meteorite looks so lunar-like that it caused great excitement when first discovered.   Although not a Lunaite, it is has the distinction of being rarer by weight.   It was found to be a very unusual breccia composed of polycrystalline clasts and mineral debris derived from impact mixing of several different Diogenite rock bodies. Unlike typical Howardites and previously known Polymict Diogenites, it does not appear to contain any basaltic Eucrite debris at all.    This means that several rocks below the Eucritic level were sampled and integrated into this meteorite while still part of its presumed parent body, 4 Vesta.
Special preparation notes:Polished both sides using an 18-step process which included ultrasonic cleanings in-between grit changes. The final 2,000 grit polish was applied by hand, a very time consuming and labor intensive process took well over a 28% preparation lose. the end product is second to none the finish is outstanding.

NWA 5507 (L3.2) 7g = $84 Click on Photo to Enlarge

NWA 6490 L/LL3.8 .573g = $25- Click on Photo to Enlarge

.9g = $55- See Photo HERE

NWA 5743 see HERE

NWA 6169 (L3.3)

Spectacular 9.18g Full Slice - spectacular
sea of chondrules, with one HUGE
chondrule in the center. Totally Max! = $350-
Click On Photos to See Larger Images

NWA 6355 Lunar - Melt-Matrix Mingled Breccia
14.62g Full Slice at under $550/g!
TO SEE FULL DESCRIPTION SOLD

 

OCHANSK: (H4 Breccia) (old labels) Fell Aug 30, 1887 Russia. 1.55g = 35-, 1.40g = 35- SEE Ochansk - ward-coonley collection woodblock of this famous old fall:

1.55g = 35-

1.40g = 35-

ODESSA:Iron, coarse Octahedrite, Ector County, Texas. Found 1922.One of only two meteorite craters in the U.S.,
this iron used to be relatively inexpensive (as was Canyon Diablo), However, it has now been searched clean with the latest of
the modern metal detectors. Prices are now rising. This is a good investment. All specimens I currently offer have been cleaned,
retaining natural surfaces, good to outstanding character of form.

BGreat character golf ball sized specimes:
73.5g = $225-
109.6g = $325-
112.5g = $365-
123.1g = -SOLD

ORGUEIL:Carbonaceous chondrite (CI) Fell May 14,1864 Tarn-et-Garonne, FranceThis is one of the most coveted of all materials. It has an abundance of low temperature hydrous minerals, indicating a water-rich formation environment. Many believe that the CI meteorites are from comets. General market prices, when available,
go from the very low $1,800.00 pr gr to the rather high $7,500.00 per gr! This, like the SNCs, is collected mostly in micromounts. Prices as follows:

Shown in capsules for size comparison only. Specimens will be
in Membrane boxes and apropriately labeled upon purchase

NOTE: My smallest scale only goes to 1/1000th of a gram, therefore, weights under 10mg while not exact - are damned
close - this scale only cost @ $600. For precise weights under 10mg a much more expensive scale is required {one that goes
to 1/10,000th of a gram}. THIS IS STANDARD IN THE INDUSTRY {Though most dealers NEVER mention it - it
understandably is just not consideredt to be that big a deal.})

1- 3mg = $25 - easily naked eye visible

2- 5mg = $35 - larger

3- 6mg = $35 - larger still

4 - 13mg = $75 - largest -multiple frags in specimen capsule

See Photo HERE ORGUEIL SOLD OUT

OUZINA: (Algerian Border, Morocco) R4 (stone) - found 1999: Total known weight: 630g
One of the very rarest types of classified meteorites. Only rarely is it for
sale on the market. This is a Rumurutiite type R4 which is one of only three unbrecciated Rumurutiites!
R-chondrites represent the newest chondrite group, which began with the 1977 discovery of the Carlisle Lakes find. This meteorite did not fit into any existing group and meteoriticists were initially reluctant to create a new “Carlisle Lake” group because it was so weathered, preferring to call it “anomolous” instead. Fortunately, another far fresher meteorite which had fallen almost 40 years earlier in Rumuruti, Southwestern Kenya. That fall was eventually studied and found to be the perfect type specimen for the R-chondrite group.
Ouzina is the newest meteorite in the R-chondrite group, bringing the total number of R-chondrites (including Antarctic finds) to just 12....that’s less than the total number of known Lunar OR Martian meteorites, and FAR less in total grams than either!
Ouzina has a light brown matrix with blue/gray colored chondrules. In true Rumurutiite fashion, nickel iron metal is almost completely absent (it oxidizes out while still in space), making for some relatively lightweight cut slices with larger than expected surface area to weight ratio. Ouzina has recently sold at over $1000/g on eBay and is advertised elsewhere from $1000/g to $2500/g. Here: REDUCED TO $750/g

.456g = 342-
.320g = 240- (this one has a long fusion crusted edge)
.164g = 123- (the longest edge of this one is fusion crusted)
.162g = (SOLD)
SEE ALL 4 AT - Largest to smallest - Left to right in the following photo:

Pantar (H5) June 16, 1938 Lanao, Mindanao, Philippines   Struck Several Buildings 
(click on photo for larger image)

This fall of 1938 struck several buildings. It is impossible to find in the meteorite market.
The partslices here are good sized and represent an excellent value given the rarity.

Small Micromount = $115- See Photo HERE SOLD
Medium Micromount = $185-See Photo HERE SOLD
Large Micromount = $315- See Photo HERE SOLD

Small Micromount = $115- See Photo HERE
Medium Micromount = $250-See Photo HERE
Large Micromount = $335- See Photo HERE

Park Forest  Il. March 26, 2003  SEVERAL HOUSES, FIRE STATION, BASEBALL BLEACHERS, CAR, FIRE HYDRANT, FENCE, ETC. 
 Garza House Barnes House (photo by Rob Wesel)


Fire Station...........................Jones House.................Winslow St. House
1997 PlymouthTow Truck
(Click on photos to enlarge)
"The fall of the Park Forest meteorite is an event worthy of a major place in meteorite history
even if the time necessary for it to become historically important has not yet passed."

Martin Horejsi, METEORITE-TIMES MAGAZINE, June, 2003.
Gracing the cover of METEORITE MAGAZINE, Park Forest hit the meteorite collecting
world as dramatically as it hit the community of Park Forest, itself. This one fall produced
more hammers than any other fall of which I am aware. The fact that any of the PF material
is still available for two digits per gram is a mystery. While most of the actual hammer
individuals have been gobbled up by collectors, I have been gathering as much as possible
and have fragments of several of these specific hammers for the discerning collector.
SEE HERE: http://www.meteorite-times.com/Back_Links/2003/June/Accretion_Desk.htm

See video of this fall HERE
                                                                        
Garza Stone: 2,333g = $58,335-
This is THE most famous of all the PF Hammers
See full details HERE

Barnes Stone
960g = $28,000-

Winslow Street House:
.825g = $100- SOLDSOLD Click on photos to enlarge
2.745g = $225- WT Click On Photos to See Larger Images
4.543g = $375-
SOLD
Garza Stone ("Kits" with a very, very small frag used to be
available for $89) Below are some much larger frags:
Frag 1 = $100- SOLD
Frag 2 = $85-
Frag 3 = $45-
Frag 4 = $50- SOLD
See Photo of all HERE

Fence Buster: Smashed into and broke through a fence. Two specimens, part
of the fence is included with each specimen (these are all that is left of this one)
1.368g = $170- SOLD
1.555g = $195- See Photo of both SOLD HERE
 
Baseball Bleachers Buster:
Lg frags = $85- each
Sm frags = $60- each  See Photo of all HERE                             

1997 Plymouth: Rumored to have been struck by 2 stones, it was actually one that bounced
around, resulting in two holes in the back window - one through which it entered and one
caused by the bouncing about. The stone went to a museum, only about 3/4 of a gram was
recovered among the broken glass. Therefore, none is available - except these two frags.
Small frag with section of window glass = See Photo HERE SOLD
Small frag with section of window glass = $250- See Photo HERE

Tow Truck: Struck during the fall. Scarce as hens' teeth!
One .607g frag only - Ultra choice with Fusion Crust = 225- SOLD

PARNALLEE: Parnalee is considered by many to be THE quintessential LL3, displaying a truly outstanding colidascope of chondrules.
as a result, it has become nearly impossible to find - at any price. When it does, on rare occasion (I saw 3 specimens between
one and two grams last month) it is $100 a gram.

This particular specimen is tryly exceptional, both in size and in
its beautiful chondrule display.
9.843g = 985-

 Peekskill     Oct. 9, 1992      Peekskill, NY       A single stone hit a car.
192022 Click On Photos to See Larger Images
(Click on photos to enlarge image) The Bolide ....Al Lang now owns The Car ..The Car Cruncher, itself

On a Friday night, with many parents videotaping their sons' football games, a huge fireball
streaked across the New York sky in a spectacular display. Despite much searching, only
the single stone to hit the car of a teenager parked in her driveway was ever recovered.
This is by far the most videotaped fireball on record.

See these spectacular videos at the following link:
http://aquarid.physics.uwo.ca/~pbrown/Videos/peekskill.htm


1.31g Parslice = SOLD $490- See Photo HERE SOLD
Super Thin Part Slices:

Part Slice Frags = $45- SOLD

.115g =SOLD SOLD

.131g = $75-SOLD

.149g = $75-Fusion Crusted
SOLD

.164g = $55- Fusion CrustedSOLD

.172g = $45-SOLD

.193g = $45-SOLD

.261g = $65-SOLD

.293g = $100-SOLD

.293g = $60- (LONG) SOLD

.310g = $70-SOLD

.317g = $55-SOLD

.318g = $125-SOLD

.336g =$175- SOLD

.537g = $200-SOLD

.729g = $225- SOLD

.828g = $225-Fusion CrustedSOLD

.624g End Piece = 175- See Photo HERE SOLD

.708g Thin Partslice = 200- See Photo HERESOLD
SOLD 1.781g partslice with SPECTACULAR veining = $665- SOLD See Photo HERE SOLD
3.628g Fragment = $725- See Photo HERE
5.335g Ultra thin part slice with FC edge & beautiful veining = $1,275- See Photo SOLD HEREpo
SOLD

5.605g Ultra thin part slice - FC edge & beautiful veining (Next slice to one above) = $1,275-
See Photo SOLD pl(In 2" X 2" display box - full data on back label) SOLD
click on photo for larger image

 

PENA BLANCA SPRING:Aubrite. Fell August 2,1946 in Marathon, Bruster County, Texas. This is an exceptionally beautiful Aubrite with a bassically white composition and shades of gray patterns of various constituents. I consider it the most beautiful of all the Aubrites. Just under 5mm in thickness and visually impressive Display cases with black felt backing.(Temp. sold out)

  Plainview   Spring 1903/1917 Hale City, Texas BROKE CORRAL

(Click on photo to enlarge image)
 
In the Spring of 1903, in Hale City, Texas one of the stones of the Plainview "find," (which
was not reported until 1917) struck and broke the crossbeam of a horse corral. This report
was related to me by Blaine Reed, from whom I bought his last piece. Had this report been
from any dealer of lesser reputation for honesty than Blaine, himself, I would not have taken
it as gospel. Each of the following part slices were cut from the stone that broke the corral:
19.661g = $550-

13.045g = SOLD
11.449g = $365-
5.962g = SOLD
See Photo
 HERE 

PORTALES VALLEY: (H6 - high metal/low metal varieties) - this is the high metal variety. Roosevelt County, NM. Fell June 13,1998.
Never in my collecting life has a fall created such a stir. To this day, the classification of
this fabulous meteorite is an ongoing debate. Looking more like a Pallasite than any H6 ever seen by man, this material (in the high metal form) is absolutely spectacular, shot through with nickel-iron, forming beautiful patterns off of which one just cannot take one’s eyes. My selections of these specific specimens were based on several factors: a mixture of angular, flowing, fine and course veining, and, of course, overall eye appeal. This material originally sold for $35/g and was abundantly available. However, collectors and institutions gobbled it up in record time. This material is now VERY difficult to find except in the low mettle form. These are the best quality and thinnest pieces I have ever
seen, even in its “hay day.” It is an absolute steal at $35/g!

3.8g with high metal = $400 -portales Click on Photo to Enlarge


4.7g = 22mm X 19mm)
SOLD

7.9g = (48mm X 27mm)
SOLD CLICK HERE

8.4g = (27mm X 15mm)
SOLD

8.6g = SOLD

The following specimen is the crem de la crem. It is both spectacular
in appearance and huge relative to weight due to the fact it is cut
ultra thin. It is actually the best surface to price ratio by far at $50/g:

5.9g = 295- SOLD

PULTUSK: Fell January 30, 1868 Pultusk, Poland.
Thousands of people witnessed a large fireball followed by detonations and then a shower of stones fell over a large area with
small stones raining down on ice, land and houses. The next morning people began recovering them. It is estimated that over 100,000 stones fell but only a few thousand were recovered. The vast majority were small from a few tenths of a gram to 10 grams and are known as
"Pultusk Peas". The largest intact specimen weighs almost 10 kilos
and resides in the British Museum Collection.

14.15g = 215- SOLD Beautiful whole stone about 93% fusion crusted.

Three Photos: HERE, HERE & HERE

14.74g = 365- sold This specimen is as fresh as the day it fell - 99.9% fusioncrust. Just beautiful. (Museum
label included)
Three Photos
HERE, HERE & HERE

RAGLAND: (LL3.4)Found Quay County, NM in 1982 TKW 12.2 kg. THE most desired LL3 there is. Almost impossible to get.
One specimen only.
.879g = 175- (SOLD)

REID 027: Brachinite.Brachinites were originally thought to be chassignites from Mars. They are now recognized as their own catagory.
Increadably rare - the rarest of all the achondrites. (Read about them in Norton, pg 207) All 4 specimens below have at least 3 edges of
fusion crust.(SOLD OUT)

RENFROW: L6 found 1986, recognized 1996 Oklahoma. Just a nice, inexpensive L6 from OK: $2.50/g

30.3g = (SOLD) (UPPER LEFT)
26.4g = (SOLD)(UPPER MIDDLE)
25.5g = SOLD (UPPER RIGHT)
19.8g = SOLD (MIDDLE LEFT)
21.9g = 54.75 (2 outer edges - MIDDLE MIDDLE)
23.6g = SOLD (MIDDLE RIGHT)
20.0g = 50- (LOWER LEFT)
12.2g = (SOLD) (2 sides are outer edge - LOWER RIGHT)

ADDITIONAL RENFROW SPECIMENS (Not Pictured):

7.0g =SOLD

7.4g = SOLD

13.7g = 34.25

Richardton      (H5)   June 30, 1918 BUILDING
 Click On Photos to See Larger Images
A single stone struck a building in Richardton, ND.The Richardton meteorite is the only
fall ever witnessed in North Dakota.The Richardton meteorite was seen over more than
400 square miles by farmers and others in Mandan, Dickinson, Hettinger and Lemmon,
S.D.
and the noise created by its breakup in the atmosphere was said to be heard for 250
miles. I was lucky enough to get a large fragment of this old fall and cut it up to be enjoyed
in several collections. I was please to see the interior portion was fresh - though I kept one
from the outer portion with fusion crust for my personal collection, as I prefer fusion crust
over freshness..... it is a matter of taste whether you prefer fresh or weathered with some
fusion crust.
6.685 = $500- SOLD
4.685 = $350-
3.997 = $300-
3.827 = $285-
3.821 = $285-
3.033 = $225-
2.446 = $185-
SOLD
1.297 = $100- SOLD
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Small Frags = $25 ea

46g @50% FC, Sliced Face, Harvard Provenience = $2,500- or best offer: rch Click photo to enlarge 

RICHFIELD: (LL3.7) Found 1983, Morton Cty, Kansas Exceptionally affordable LL3. $15/g:

10.5g = (SOLD) (23.5mm X 28mm)

SAHARA #97121(EH3) temp sold out.

SAHARA # 97096 EH3: This 21.1g whole slice came from a purchase I made from the Labennes in the year it was found (1997). It was about 7mm thick & I cut it in half through its thickness, yealding 2 twin full slices. As I recall, I paid $40/g for the material back then. (just what I believe I paid per gram, 2 years ago, for the same material, but twice as thick) (As most of you know, the Es have constituents which scientists calculate could only form in an environment hot enough that the distance from the sun had to be at least as close as Murcury. Many believe Murcury to be the parent body of the Es, but that beliefe can only be proven if a landing mission to Murcury establishes soil and atmospheric components match the Es {as was done with the SNCs & Mars} Unfortunately, such a mission is not even in NASA plans, due to short sighted bureucrats withholding funding to the agency to the point of irrational obsurdity – well, that?s another story – in any case, it is agreed the solar system origin of the Es is within the orbit of Murcury)
2 photos, one close up shows the EXCEPTIONAL chondrules of this specimen, the other, the overall shape. As can be seen, this slice was taken from a very small mass. This material will certainly not ever be commercially offered again.

21.2g =850- SOLD

SAHARA 97099: (LL6) Amphotorite. Found April, 1997, Sahara Desert, Africa. $8/g 6.8g = 54.25, 7.1g = 56.75, 13.0g = 100- (Thin sections: $65 ea)

SAHARA 98248 : (R4) R Chondrites: only 9 are known, and 6 of those are Antarctic, so, never will be available. OF The three outside the Antarctic, nearly all the material is in
institutions. When is the last time you saw an ?R? available? Read about this rarest of all chondrites in Norton?s ROCKS FROM SPACE II (pp 190,191)

.866g = 650- SOLD

SARATOV:Stone. Ordinary Chondrite (L4) fell September 6, 1918 near Donguz Penza, USSR. This is a fairly famous fall from Russia and is in pristine condition, having been gathered & studied immediately after the fall. It is periodically available. I have never seen any pieces with any fusion crust. Chondrules are large enough to see with the naked eye, but are especially interesting under even minimal magnification. It is a very consistent grey. $3.75 gr. 23.2g = 87- (SOLD)

SAYH AL UHAYMIR 001 (L4/5) 2000, Oman.
Only 2 other meteorites in this petrological
class (L4/5). These are the best specimens of this
material I have seen BY FAR. All of these are at or
very near 100% fusion crusted. 2 or more photos of
each. Priced for instant sale at $1/g.

61.1g = SOLD

87.8g =SOLD

See SaU 87.8g #1 HERE

See SaU 87.8g #2 HERE

181.8g = SOLD

193.0g = SOLD

234.3g = SOLD

SEAGRAVES: (L6/7) Found 1989, Terry County, Texas. $3.75/g Sold out

SELMA:H4, Found 1906, but almost certainly is the witnessed fall of July 20,1898, 9 PM. 2 mi N.N.W. of Selma, Alabama. TKW 140.6 kg (most in institutions and large private collections). This has been a very difficult meteorite to get in smaller slices for the average collector. Partslices in macromount display boxes with printed lables. Cost: under $2.75/g,

SOLD OUT at this time.

Seymchan: (PAL)
Few Pallasites are stable. This is one of those few. Originally, when the first pieces cut were thought to
represent a rich find, but further cutting revieled the majority of the material was non-pallasitic iron.
33.6g classic pallasite = $400-

75.8g supuerb pallasite = $900-m Click On Photos to See Larger Images

 

155g etched iron end piece with a little olivine at 1.50/g= 232.50 SEE HERE and HERE SOLD

SHALKA:Stone. Diogenite. Fell Nov. 30,1850 West Bengal, India.
2/3rds capsule of tiny fragments in magnifier box..... = Sold Out
Ssmall fragments in capsule in micromount box.. = $15
Medium sized fragment in capsule in magnifier box... = Sold Out
Large sized fragment in capsule in magnifier box .......= Sold Out

SHELBURNE: (L5) Fell Aug 13, 1904 Canada (All Canadian meteorites are very hard to get)
TEMP. SOLD OUT

SHERGOTTY
(Shertgotite) fell August 25,1865 Bihar, India TKW 5.0 Kg
:

Small fragment in capsule = $250-

10mg Shergotty = $800
Shergotty 23mg = $1,750-

See Complete sete of all 7 non-Antarctic SNCs under "SNCs." $1,500


SIKHOTE-ALIN:
  Iron Octahedrite. Fell, Feb 12,1947, Sikhote-Alin Mountains, USSR.    The Sikhote-Alin regmaglypted specimens are the most beautiful iron specimens that can be had. Three very exceptional aspects set them apart from all other irons: They have regmaglypts ("thumbprints") that are unique in shape, being fairly shallow, yet very distinct. The regmaglypts are proportionate to the specimen size (down to even 5 or 10 grams, the regmaglypts simply get  smaller with the size of the specimen). All of these specimens have outstanding
fusion crust and HAVE NOT BEEN TREATED IN ANY WAY.

76.7g Highly Regmaglypted specimen reminiscent of Lock Ness = $275- Click on photos for enlargement

54.7g Highly regmaglypted. Handome from various orientations = $225- sa54

38.9g Other worldly shaped specimen with deep cavenous formatons & high eye appeal = $155-

38.2g Strong, forceful form to this specimen = $90- SOLD Click on photos for enlargement

28.3g Classic small regmeglypts cover this specimen which has a very rare HOLE = $150-

25.2g Classic specimen with multiple impact craters = $225- Click on photos for enlargement

19.4g Elongated and curved specimen with strong, substantive appearance = $60-

16.7g Extremely regmaglypted specimen and displays exceptionally well = $75- Click on photos for enlargement

8.75g Excedingly rare beauty. Looks like two separate classic astroids
fused together, but with massive cratering. Two forms are strongly connected = $225-

Click on photos to enllarge

 

SNCs
   I am just about beside myself! After 6 years, I have FINALLY obtained ALL of the 6 non-Antarctic Mars meteorites. - That includes the "signature SNCs": Shergotty, Nakhla & Chassigny, as well as Zagami, Governador Valadares (only 158g TOTAL KNOWN WEIGHT, and Lafayette (only 800g TKW- "all" in institutions)
    Each set comes in a beautiful wooden display box with a glass face. Most of the specimens can be easily seen with the naked eye, but cannot be fully "appreciated" without a microscope, or at least, a jeweler's loupe (Lafayette is smaller than all but the Chassigny, which is truly microscopic. Each is an actual fragment - no "dust").  Is this a lot of money? Yes, but, until I FINALLY got all 6, I would have GLADLY parted with more than that for such a set - had one only been available - I would have JUMPED on it in a New York second! To the best of my knowledge, such a set has NEVER been offered. Due to a SEVERE shortage of Chassigny, only a handful of these sets are available - and 5 went instantly BEFORE I could even get them posted on my site. If you want one, ACT FAST by contacting me directly by email. I am offering these "microscopic" sets of all 6 for $1,500. I also have one (and only one) $8,000 set that consists of  substantially larger specimens, 5 of which are fusion crusted (Eeach, except Nakhla). Set Of 7 = $1,500

ONE SUPER SET: ALL 7 SNCs in larger sizes, some with fusion crust - priced according to sizes $7K phone or email if seriously interested.

April 30, 2011 SOLTMANY (L6) (postoffice Kruklanki, Poland). TKW: 1,066g Through a Roof
ffs . dsf .
sdf . smy Click On Photos to See Larger Images
Roof..Roof from under the eve.Oriented single Soltmany stone................Angle of fall
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State Wadi & Woreczko (Who took the above photos):
" The meteorite fell on 30 April 2011 at 6 a.m. in Soltmany village, near the
town of Gizycko. The 1,066g stone hit the roof of a building and was
discovered broken into a few pieces. This information about the fall
comes from a Mr. Roman who called Andrzej Pilski from Frombork
Astronomical Observatory. Andrzej Pilski immediately asked Woreczko
and Wadi to go to the fall location, take photos, and ask eyewitnesses
for reports, as well as to see the stone and obtain a sample for
analysis.
The classification will be done by professor T. Przylibski from the
Wroclaw University of Technology. Frombork Observatory wants to buy
meteorite for their museum."
It seems unlikely collectors will have an opportunity to own ANY of this material.

RIGHT = $125-

LEFT = $175- TYU Click on any photo to enlarge

SPRINGWATER (PAL)
Found in 1931 in Sascatchuan, Canada, Springwater is one of the few very stable
Pallasites. It is simply beautiful. Rare. $45/g

5.6g = 250- See HERE
  SOLD

St. Louis (H4)  Dec. 10,1950   St. Louis County, MO   CAR

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This material has been impossible to get since the fall on December 10, 1950. ASU had
a little over a gram in very small pieces. However, the rest of it was in the hands of the
person driving the car it struck.
I was able to obtain some of these small specimens when a trade with ASUwas concluded
this month. In the height of Irony, Jim Schwede, arguably the world's largest private
collector visited the now very elderly driver in an old folks home ans managed to purchase
the material from him. This material is now almost entirely in the impressive collection
of Jim Schwede, though I was very fortuneate in obtaining a LARGE, very thin slice
of this material and am keeping half of it in my personal collection and offering the
other super sized slice here. So, after 20 years, I now have material to offer - and from
two different sources (both of which are impecable).

REMEMBER, this material is unobtainable. When it's gone, it's gone - period.

2.720g super thin partslice of this very hard material - FC around most of the rim = $6,000- SOLD

.390g = $2,000-d Click on photos for larger images

.048g = $240-mn

.45g = $225-nm Click on photos for larger images

.037g = $185-SOLD

.011g = $125- , Click on photos for larger images


Med. Frag = $200-
Click on photo to enlarge

Very Large Frag = $400-SOLD

Dec. 3, 1917 Strathmore Perthshire, Scotland Building Roof
This is only the second time I have seen this available - athe only other time was when I
inherited a small specimen when my friend and fellow Hammer Enthusiast, Bob Walker
when left me his hammer collection.
31 mg - Excellent Surface Area = $225-
bgh
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SUIZHOU: (L6) Fell April 15, 1986, Hubei Province, China. A beautiful very light tan with copper colored metal flaking. Handsome specimen of this historic fall. $8.50/g
15.0g = 127.50

4-22-2012 Sutter's Mill (Official name not yet determined). Struck a Garage
jhy . jhys Click on photos to enlarge
Officer Susie Matin & Greg Hupe hold the hammer stone pictured in situ on the right (Photos property of Greg Hupe)

April 22, 2012 ~7:50 am. A giant fireball exploded over Coloma and Lotus towns, El Dorado County, California.
Total known weight ~340 grams recovered to date.

The explosion is extimated to have resulted in over 4 KILOTONS of the fragile meteorite into the atmosphereric powder. California's 3rd witnessed fall fell over the most famous place in California: Sutter's Mill, the very site where, in 1848 gold was discovered and starting the gold rush to California (later these prospetors were referred to as, "The 49ers" - after which San Francisco's NFL team is named. This gold rush resulted in near - instant statehood.

This material (type) is so rare and there were so many hunters looking for so few in this fall that have been found that hunters were paying $1,000 per gram to some of the locals that had found a specimen and in one case, $2,000/g!

Most of this meteorite is already in private collections and institutions. With only @340g found, it is estimated that less than 50 grams will be sold to private collectors. ONE 11.5 gram stone struck the garage of one of the Park Officer and was fragmented with a resulting purchase made immediately by Greg Hupe & Mike Farmer who actually witnessed the officer finding the frigment. The
broken (stone #SM14) they then broke into smaller collector sized specimens numbering 28, nearly all of which sold out within hours of being offered.

I was able to purchase 4 sub-gram specimens of these - three of which will be available within a few days (photos will be included, of course). If you wish to reserve one of these, contact me now.

This is the meteorite that impacted the garage door of Officer Susie Matin. It broke into one large and
several small fragments on impact. The total was 11.5 grams, with 1.2 gram donated to the Marshal Gold Park museum. Witnessed find by Greg Hupe and Mike Farmer and seen on BBC just moments after being found: Now THAT'S provenance! (See the BBC video at the link below:
)


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-1794437
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Sylacauga (H4)    Nov. 30,1954 Sylacauga, Alabama  HUMAN
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Hulitt Hodges after being struck by the Sylacauga meteorite
(Click on photo to enlarge image)
"There are a number of stories of people being injured, and even killed, by meteorites.
The most celebrated case was that of Mrs. Hulitt Hodges of Sylacauga, Alabama. On the
30 March 1954 Mrs. Hodges was asleep on her sofa when a 3.86 kg (= 8.51 lbs unit
conversion) stony meteorite crashed though her roof [struck the radio, bounced off the
floor] and hit her, causing abdominal injuries which, fortunately, were not serious. The
funny thing about the incident - although she probably did not find it amusing at the
time - is that Mrs. Hodges lived opposite the Comet Drive-In Theatre. The [above]
photograph ... shows Mrs. Hodges shortly after the malevolent meteorite struck her. It
caused extensive bruising which took a number of weeks to disappear."
Thursday, December 23, 1954, Lethbridge Herald

See HERE for numerous newspaper articles on the event.

There were two stones - the one that hit the Mrs. Hodges, which weighs about eight and
one-half pounds, is on permanent display at the Alabama Museum of Natural History
at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. The one other stone is in the Smithsonion.

The one that struck Hulitt Hodges did have one core drilled in it.
This core ended up in the collection of Dr. King. After his death his widow allowed
this core to be cut into about 10 whafer slices all of which all ended up as central
specimens in private collections.
Click On Photos to See Larger Images

Small frag in 4 X 5 Riker with photo of Hulitt Hodges = $150ea (Label on back)po
Only a few specks are available


LARG PART SLICES:
.176g = $1,750- SOLD
.333g = $3,300- SOLD
.505g = $5,000- SOLD

BELOW: A farmer who lived near the Hodges, Julius McKinney, the day after Ann Hodges was struck, he discovered
a second fragment of the meteorite in the middle of a dirt road on December 1, 1954, the day after Ann Hodges was struck,
McKinney was able sold the specimen to the Smithsonian.
Below are specimens cut from the this other stone – part of the hammer fall but is not the actual hammer stone, which
went to the Smithsonian.
The following specimens come with a copy of the Smithsonian label (Specimen #3-93), a Certificate Of Authenticity
and full provenience documentation.

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.403g = $4,000-............................................ .382g = $3,800- ............................. .............. .188g = $1,800-

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.128g = $1,290- ..................................... .105g = $1,050- SOLD

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TAGISH LAKE: Carbonaceous chondrite (C2, ungrouped) Fell 2000 January 18,
8:43 AM in British Columbia, Canada
A fireball accompanied by loud detonations was observed over
the Yukon Territory and northern British Columbia & dust clouds widely
observed.
Jim Brook recovered several dozen meteorites totaling ~1 kg on the
ice Tagish Lake. Between April 20 and May 8, about 500 additional specimens
were located on the ice of the lake. Unfortunately, many had melted down
into the ice making recovery slow and difficult. The total collected was
between 5 and 10 kg.
Classification by M. Zolensky, JSC & M. Grady, NMH - possibly CI2
group. It is a matrix-dominated chondrite, with a few small chondrules,
CAIs, and isolated grains; matrix mainly phyllosilicates, Fe-Ni sulfides and
magnetite, with abundant Ca-Mg-Fe carbonates; olivine, Fa0-29, PMD = 2%,
with a peak at Fa 1; pyroxene, Fs 1-7, PMD = 2%, with a peak at Fs2; bulk C
content 5.4wt%, with d13C = +24.3 ‰; shock stage, S1. Oxygen isotopes
(R. Clayton, U of Chicago): d18O =+18.0-19.0 ‰, d17O = 8.3-9.2 ‰.
Specimens: majority held by The University of Calgary and The University
of Western Ontario.
Highly restrictive Canadian law prevents ANY distribution and even
micromount specimens have been impossible for the private collector
to get. The following is a newspaper report on this exceptionally unique
meteorite which appears to be ralated to CI meteorites , such as Ivuna & Orguiel,
but also has similarities to CM meteorites, such as Murchison:
from"Yukon meteorite dates back to origins of the solar system"
Tom Spears
The Ottawa Citizen (Canada)
April 2, 2001

The 200-tonne meteor that blew up over the Yukon last year is turning out to
be older than any other known meteorite, older than our planet, probably the
oldest matter ever to come to Earth.

Chunks of space rock pulled from a lake on the Yukon-British Columbia border
probably formed as other planets did, condensing from the giant cloud of gas
that swirled around our sun as it first came into existence.

One thing looks certain: The Tagish Lake meteorite, named after the frozen
lake it hit, was once rich in water, yet not so rich that water washed away
the interesting details.

The clumps of grey-black matter may also be the oldest meteorite ever
discovered, older than Earth, and therefore our best look at the raw
materials from which our solar system was built.

It's also rich in organic molecules, the building blocks of proteins, DNA
and other molecules in all living things.

Months of analysis of the dark grey lumps of Tagish Lake rock have shown it
came from a watery environment even though the meteorite itself is older
than Earth or the rest of our solar system.

Five to six per cent of the 12 kilograms of Tagish Lake rocks are carbonate
materials -- minerals similar to clays and limestones on Earth, which are
formed as water acts on other metals and minerals.

"The implication is that this comes from an asteroid rich in water," says
Richard Herd, curator of Canada's national meteorite collection. "Was there
a component of ice in this meteorite? There was 200 tonnes of something that
hit the atmosphere."

Unfortunately, the incoming space rock exploded in spectacular fashion 25
kilometres above the ground, scattering fragments all over, and the heat may
have vaporized any ice. If five-billion-year-old ice did survive, it would
have been lost in the ordinary snow and ice on the ground.

Still, enough survived to thrill scientists, who have just finished going
over the first round of Tagish Lake studies at a conference in Houston.

It looks like the oldest meteorite ever found, says Peter Brown of the
University of Western Ontario. Younger meteorites have often been compressed
or heated by planet-forming forces into solid rocks and metals. But Tagish
Lake is a loose material that falls apart when handled. Meteorites like this
are rare because they simply decay into soil if they aren't found promptly.

"Tagish Lake is telling us that for the first time we have the building
blocks (of matter) that went into the outer planets," he said. It almost
certainly formed from gases that swirled around our sun before they
condensed into planets.

"If there's anything of interest about Tagish Lake, it's that it isn't like
anything else," Mr. Herd said.

"It's a strange meteorite. It doesn't fit," he said. There are plenty of
other "chondrites" -- bodies of very primitive material formed when a star
is still young and planets haven't yet formed.

But Tagish Lake doesn't match the picture of other chondrites. For one
thing, it contains no amino acids or polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) --
tarry, sticky organic compounds often found in this type of space rock.
These are organic molecules of intense interest to astronomers because some
of the chemical compounds in them are identical to chemicals in our own
cells.

"It can't be pigeonholed, slotted into any category," he said, but that's a
good thing: "Science advances when things can't be pigeonholed."

Tagish Lake's meteorite does contain "primitive" organic chemicals that
could be used to build amino acids, Mr. Herd says.

This material is ESPECIALLY fascinating under microscopic examination,
so, while a nice one or two gram fragment would be lovely, only about 20g
TOTAL have legally come out of institutional holdings in Canada. Fortunately,
with this material, even a fragment
of 10 or 20 milligrams is very desirable and interesting.

$35- ea. SOLD OUT

TAMDAKHT (H4) Fell December 20,1008 in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco

Fresh frag with black Fusion Crust on one side 8.3g = $45- Click on photo to enlarge

TAGOUNITE 019:(LL3.7) This very interesting meteorite was found this year (1999) in Morocco. A new, very rare and always interesting LL3! UNDER $35/g for the larger specimens (over 15g) and under $45/g for all partslices under 15g. - REDUCED = $10/g !

NOW: SUPER SALE ON TAGOUNITE 019 = $ 10/G !

4.2g - 3.9g - 2.8g

27.4g This is a beautiful partslice, roughly the shape of a triangle, with the longest side being fusion crusted. = 950- REDUCED TO = $ 274-
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18.1g Endpiece with nice face and 2/3rds fusion crusted back. A very fine specimen. = 180-(SOLD)
SEE PHOTO AT:

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Misc, pieces .5 to 1.9g = $10/g

TATAHOUINE:Stone. Diogenite. Fell June 27,1931, 130pm, about 2 1/2 mi. NE of the village of Foum Tatahouine,
Tunisia. Explosion prior to hitting ground resulted in only small fragments of this rare Diogenite. Most of the 12kg
found reside in the museums in Paris, Chicago and India. Diogenites are extremely rare.

One full slice = $50- Click on photo to enlarge

Taza

128.2g Oriented Individual = $750- SOLD

THIN SECTIONS: Thin Sections are an EXTREAMLY thin slice of a meteorite. They are only 3/1,000th of an inch thick, consitant to within THREE MICRONS. They are viewed through crossed polarized light which results in the petrological structures forming beautifully colored images, the hues of which are diagnostic of the minerals composing the structure. THEY ARE ALSO INCREADABLY BEAUTIFUL, as well as educational. The slides are made of a "thick" sheet of glass, then the actual ultra thin slices of meteoritic material, then a thinner segment of glass. A "standard" slide, itself, is 26 mm X 47 mm with a "cover sheet" of glass 24 mm X 40 mm. Specimens offered are all made to scientific standards.

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NWA 998

Thin Section Rarest of Mars Meteorite

This is a very scientifically important meteorite. It is a Nakhlite which contains carbonates similar to

ALH84001. In addition, there is the presence of WATER BEARING minerals (NOT just altered by water, like the others).
Very little of this material will be made available to the public. This thin section this is a bargain considering the $10,000 price per gram that this material has been bringing!
You can get a thin section for only $600 (see photos – VERY
generous viewing area for this material. {approximately 10mm X 11mm = 110 sq.mm total}).

See Photo HERE

NWA 4473 ( Diog)

An exceedingly rare and Unique Polymict/Brecciated Diogenite Achondrite found 2006 in the Sahara Desert. This gorgeous meteorite looks so lunar-like that it caused great excitement when first discovered.   Although not a Lunaite, it is has the distinction of being rarer by weight.   It was found to be a very unusual breccia composed of polycrystalline clasts and mineral debris derived from impact mixing of several different Diogenite rock bodies. Unlike typical Howardites and previously known Polymict Diogenites, it does not appear to contain any basaltic Eucrite debris at all.    This means that several rocks below the Eucritic level were sampled and integrated into this meteorite while still part of its presumed parent body, 4 Vesta.
Special preparation notes:Polished both sides using an 18-step process which included ultrasonic cleanings in-between grit changes. The final 2,000 grit polish was applied by hand, a very time consuming and labor intensive process took well over a 28% preparation lose. the end product is second to none the finish is outstanding.

.9g = $55- See Photo HERE

 

 

THE FOLLOWING THIN SECTIONS ARE IN STOCK as of July 22, 2005:

'H' CHONDRITES: --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Zegdou (H3)..........................= 95-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sahara 99228(H3.8)..............= 95-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
NWA 085 (H3.8)....................= 95-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Vyatka (H4) Breccia , Russia=85----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Cleo Springs (H4)..................= 55----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

'L' CHONDRITES:----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

2- Davy “A” (L4)...................= 60----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

'LL' CHONDRITES (Amphotorites)-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

NWA 984 (LL4)……………= 60----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

EXOTICS:
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Dhofar 309 (Lunar)......................=550.........SEE PHOTO HERE..........................................................................................
NWA 482 (Lunar)........................=450.........SEE PHOTO HERE...........................................................................................
NWA 1955 (H/L 3-4)....................= 95-with cover slip--SEE PHOTO HERE--------------------------------------------------------

NWA 1955 (H/L 3-4)....................= 110-no cover slip, double polished--(Same as above size)--------------------------------
......(See what Bernd Pauli says about this one [below] )

Huckita (Pal).................................= SOLD--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Estherville (MESO)…………......= 65-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Kapoeta (HOW)..........................= 400- size #1--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kapoeta (HOW)..........................= 450- size #2------ALL Kapoeta sizes PHOTOS HERE ---------------------------------------
Kapoeta (HOW)..........................= 500- size #3--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

3- NWA 060 (CK5)#1)....................= 400- ------------------------------------------------------------------
4- NWA 060 (CK5)#2)....................= 435- ------------------------------------------------------------------

SOME THIN SECTION HIGHLIGHTS:
.............NWA 1955 (H/L 3-4).....................
My NWA 1955 thin section pics keep bugging me. The pic I am once
more attaching here seems to show what might be called a "contact
zone" where H material crashed into L material or vice versa. Look
at that sharp horizontal line dividing the pic into two halves.
[this is photo "1" at:]

See Photo HERE

The lower part actually shows 4 different chondrules - magnification
32x -- (plus one separate chondrule in the 5 o'clock position):
(1) an oval, barred olivine chondrule squeezed between two deformed
POP chondrules
(2) another large, colorful chondrule with long, thin laths in the 6
o'clock position
These 4 chondrules have literally been pushed into/onto each other!

JPEg #2 (magnification 56x) shows a PP chondrule (porphyritic pyroxene)
with a large, almost perfect, euhedral pyroxene crystal in the 8 o'clock
position - that's the "aesthetical" part of the story. This chondrule is
surrounded (not visible in the pic) by a thick, opaque rim which may
be serpentine. IF it is serpentine, this would point toward aqueous
alteration (such rims are well-known from Allende, Axtell, or other
carbonaceous chondrites).

What if meteoriticists also find carbonaceous components in NWA 1955?!
A triple conglomerate: H - L - C? What an exotic personality, this NWA 1955!

Best wishes, Bernd"
[then, in a later exchange he added]
"Anyone who is into thin sections and who misses out on this one,
is to be pitied."

See Photo HERE

..........................(COLE CREEK THIN SECTIONS).......................... This is the most chondrule laden H5 I have ever seen.
Furthermore, viewable area is 2 EX Lg. Here are some of the things collectors have told me of the Cole Creek Thin Sections
they have gotten from me:

Martin Horejsi: "I literally just held the thin section up to the light, and could see
hundreds distinct chondrules, with dozens of them large enough to categorize
by comparing to the pictures in RFS 2ed, or better yet, the M! article that
was first to publish the Norton's thin section photos (in color!). And that
is just with a naked eye. I cannot wait to journey around in there using my
scope. My suspicions? That Cole Creek, even though it is classified as an H5,
presents chondrules just as well as many LL3s, especially in thin section
form. And for an H, it shows exceedingly little free iron. So if you want a
real treat of a meteorite thin section, this is it!"

Bernd Pauli:
"
Thank you .............. this extremely beautiful thin section
(it looks more like my Clovis #1 H3.6 thin section than an H5).... (is) a feast for the eyes: chondrules, chondrules, chondrules....."
Furthermore, these thin sections have a HUGE viewing area of about 20mm X 37mm! (unprecedented). Each and
every one is fabulous. I have looked and cannot find a “weak” one. The following are just a couple of examples of the
dozens of different kinds, sizes and colors of chondrules throughout the specimens: Here are some

.........................................(ZAGAMI THIN SECTIONS): ............................................ ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL Zagami, being an achondrite (Shergotite), the pattern is a rather consistent colidascope of butterfly wing iridescent BLUE, redish PINK, GREEN & YELLOW. Just stunning! Check out the photos below - they don’t do it justice, but they do give you an idea. Price: $500 (Generally, it takes about a gram of material to get a "Standard-Small" viewing area thin section. The VIEWING AREA of these Zagami thin sections is about 15mm X 20mm - between "Standard-Small & "Standard-Large"- which provides a very substantial area for examination, even if using only 10 power magnification. -
The following was suggested to me by Richard Norton when looking at a thin section of Zagaimi:
"
Zagami is a good example of a highly shocked Mars rock. Look for maskylenite glass interstitial to the augite and feldspar crystals. This is typical of shocked shergottites. You may also see undulatory extinction and planar fractures in the crystals indicative of shock minerals. Also, your specimen may show oriented crystal directions which may be the result of a lava flow. Most certainly it is a cumulate in that the crystals probably settled in a magma chamber prior to eruption out onto the surface. If you have other shergottites you will notice that Zagami is much more fine-grained than, say, the LA shergottite. This says something about the length of time the magma had to crystallize before solidifying. Larger crystal textures in igneous meteorites mean deep-seated magma bodies that had more time to crystallize.”

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL Zagami, being an achondrite (Shergotite), the pattern is a rather consistent colidascope of butterfly wing iridescent BLUE, redish PINK, GREEN & YELLOW. Just stunning! Check out the photos below - they don’t do it justice, but they do give you an idea. Price: $500 VIEWING AREA of these thin sections = about 15mm X 20mm (between "Standard Small & Standard Large)--


Thin Section Box - Wood, covered with black, faux reptilian skin - similar to reiker boxes, but wood beneeth the cover (Holds 100 TSs) = $37.50

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Back to regular meteorite specimens:

 Thuathe (H4/5) July 21, 2002 near Masera, Lesotho, Africa  SEVERAL HOUSES

villiage MFarmerClick On Photos to See Larger Images
Michael Farmer in Thuathe
(Click on photo to enlarge image)  

Explosions were heard & felt over most of the country of Lesotho and part of south Africa.
The day was 80% clouded and most people were unable to see the fireball, but some
saw the flash and smoke trail through breaks in the clouds. Scientists from the National
university in Roma heard the fall as it passed overhead. When the local police report was
issued for the month, in it was a story titled "Star falls on Thuathe". It was police reports
about people complaining that someone had thrown stones at them from out of the sky!
The report led the scientists to the villages where the stones fell and immediately start
buying and finding stones.
Most specimens are close to 100% fusion crusted, all are fresh and are priced between
$6 & $8/g depending upon %of fusion crust and overall attractiveness.

6.09g = $36- (@10% primary FC, 50% 2ndary FC and 50% no crust)
7.54g = 50- (@ 50% FC) SOLD
15.77g =$125- (@95%FC)
17.59g = $140- (@99%FC)
See Photo HERE

This stone was part of the original report filed & established it was a hammer fall.
A search of the roof located this stone amongst the mealie stalks drying on the roof.
Piece # 197,
Ambrose catalog
villiageClick on photo to enlarge
94.33g Original Thuathe Hammer Stone upon which report was based, varifying hammer fall.
Perfect condition covered with rich, black Fusion Crust = $9,433-

 

TULIA(a): (H3-4 Brecciated) Found 1917, Swisher County, Texas Beautiful breccia. NOT a common meteorite - even small specimens show the beautiful brecciation.
56g End Piece (nice finish, but not really polished) = 150-

 

June 30, 2008  TUNGUSKA Evenkiyskiy, Russia  Killed Reindeer, knocked a man down

  Click On Photos to See Larger Images
A ferocious impact near the Podkamennaya Tunguska River in remote Siberia--and after 100 years,
scientists are still talking about it.

"If you want to start a conversation with anyone in the asteroid business all you have to say is
Tunguska," says Don Yeomans, manager of the Near-Earth Object Office at NASA's Jet Propulsion
Laboratory. "It is the only entry of a large meteoroid we have in the modern era with first-hand
accounts."

Above: Trees felled by the Tunguska explosion. Credit: the Leonid Kulik Expedition. [more]

While the impact occurred in '08, the first scientific expedition to the area would have to wait for 19
years. In 1921, Leonid Kulik, the chief curator for the meteorite collection of the St. Petersburg
museum led an expedition to Tunguska. But the harsh conditions of the Siberian outback thwarted
his team's attempt to reach the area of the blast. In 1927, a new expedition, again lead by Kulik,
reached its goal.

"At first, the locals were reluctant to tell Kulik about the event," said Yeomans. "They believed the
blast was a visitation by the god Ogdy, who had cursed the area by smashing trees and killing animals."

While testimonials may have at first been difficult to obtain, there was plenty of evidence lying around.
Eight hundred square miles of remote forest had been ripped asunder. Eighty million trees were on
their sides, lying in a radial pattern.

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"Those trees acted as markers, pointing directly away from the blast's epicenter," said Yeomans.
"Later, when the team arrived at ground zero, they found the trees there standing upright – but
their limbs and bark had been stripped away. They looked like a forest of telephone poles."

Such debranching requires fast moving shock waves that break off a tree's branches before the
branches can transfer the impact momentum to the tree's stem. Thirty seven years after the
Tunguska blast, branchless trees would be found at the site of another massive explosion
– Hiroshima, Japan.

Kulik's expeditions (he traveled to Tunguska on three separate occasions) did finally get some of
the locals to talk. One was the man based at the Vanara trading post who witnessed the heat blast
as he was launched from his chair. His account:

Suddenly in the north sky… the sky was split in two, and high above the forest the whole northern
part of the sky appeared covered with fire… At that moment there was a bang in the sky and a
mighty crash… The crash was followed by a noise like stones falling from the sky, or of guns firing.
The earth trembled.

The massive explosion packed a wallop. The resulting seismic shockwave registered with sensitive
barometers as far away as England. Dense clouds formed over the region at high altitudes which
reflected sunlight from beyond the horizon. Night skies glowed, and reports came in that people
who lived as far away as Asia could read newspapers outdoors as late as midnight. Locally,
hundreds of reindeer, the livelihood of local herders, were killed, but there was no direct evidence
that any person perished in the blast.

"A century later some still debate the cause and come up with different scenarios that could have
caused the explosion," said Yeomans. "But the generally agreed upon theory is that on the
morning of June 30, 1908, a large space rock, about 120 feet across, entered the atmosphere of
Siberia and then detonated in the sky."

It is estimated the asteroid entered Earth's atmosphere traveling at a speed of about 33,500 miles
per hour. During its quick plunge, the 220-million-pound space rock heated the air surrounding
it to 44,500 degrees Fahrenheit. At 7:17 a.m. (local Siberia time), at a height of about 28,000 feet,
the combination of pressure and heat caused the asteroid to fragment and annihilate itself,
producing a fireball and releasing energy equivalent to about 185 Hiroshima bombs.

"That is why there is no impact crater," said Yeomans. "The great majority of the asteroid is
consumed in the explosion."

Yeomans and his colleagues at JPL's Near-Earth Object Office are tasked with plotting the orbits
of present-day comets and asteroids that cross Earth's path, and could be potentially hazardous to
our planet. Yeomans estimates that, on average, a Tunguska-sized asteroid will enter Earth's
atmosphere once every 300 years.                                                                                            Click on photo to enlarge   

Exceptional section of a surviving tree showing the 1908 ring = $650- SOLD

TUXTUAC: (LL5) Amphotorite. Fell October 16,1975, Zacatecas, Mexico.
Ever popular, but now impossible to replace. This is the last of it. $15/g
2 nice, thin part slices just showed up - Now, Under $10/g

5.235g = 50-
5.647g = 55-
See Both at:
HERE


SPECTACULAR specimen of 66.8g = 1,000- SOLD



VACA MUERTA: Mesosiderite. Found 1861 Atacama, Chili. Very nice whole specimens:
$4/g

4.9g = 19.50
6.3g = 25.25
17.9g = 71.50
ONE Very Large Specimen, only $4/g: 120g =480-

NEW: Terrific end pieces! Lower prices:
Under $3 / g
30.9g = 90- SOLD
244.9g = 740- See Face HERE See Back HERE

GIANT! 4.2 Kg = REDUCED TO: $4,200- See Front HERE , Back HERE
and with hand HERE

SOLD

 Valera (L5)   Oct. 15, 1972 Venezuela - KILLED A COW

veckClick On Photos to See Larger Images
(Click on photos to enlarge image)
    
The Bovine Basher.
In Trujillo, Venezuela a single stone struck and
killed a cow, leading to this meteorite
being tagged, "The Butcher of Venezuela."
The Meteoritical Bulletin (no.85) entry:
"On the evening of 1972 October 15, a bright light
accompanied by a loud noise was witnessed near the El Tinajero farm. The next morning, Dr.
Arginiro Gonzales and his guest, Juan Dionicio Delgado, discovered that a cow had been killed
by a falling stone."
Given this was a cattle ranch, the owner and his guest dined on beef slaughtered in the
most unique manner imaginable. Even after its rise in price, this is still one of the all time
great "buy"s in the world of hammers.

.1g = SOLD
4.1g = SOLD
3.3g = SOLD
27.7g = SOLD
35.3g = SOLD
43.1g = SOLD
70.5g = SOLD-


2.1g = $50-

4.3g = $100-

9.9g = $225-

10.2g = $235-

10.9g = $260- vfClick on photo for larger image

 

16.3g = $375-

27.9g = $650-

50.1g = $1,000- v Click on photo for larger image

70.5g Partslice with long, curved, fusion crusted edge = $14,00- vb Click on photo for larger image

WAGON MOUND: (L6) Brecciated (S2, W2) Found 1932 (recognized 1999) Mora County, New Mexico. (Classified by A. Rubin, UCLA)
I have included several photos - all of the large ones, and one of the small ones to demonstrate the visual impact of this very interesting meteorite - and at a very good price: $2/g

18.1g = 36--
20.8g = 41-
22.9g = 45--
27.4g = 55--
WM27.4.jpg
50.1g = 100--

95.3g = 190--

April 14, 2010 Wisconsin (Just assigned: Mifflin) Hit House, Barn & Water Hose
1..4... 2.
PHOTOS L TO R: Bill Kieskowski with 38g whole stone he recovered .......... Steve Arnold 176g&Rob "Nakhla Dog" Wesel 219g Photo: Rob Wesel..JoeKerchner in front of "WATCH FOR FALLING ROCKS" signe
3 9 w
.Sonny Clary's dog, Brix recovered this 198g stone..Michael Cottingham holding the Barn Hammer stone with barn in back...Wisconsin rural scene by Jack Kecrchner.. All Photos by people in them.

This was a highly filmed bolide over Southern Wisconsin (see links below. However, while two of the Hammer Stones are unavailable
at any price - I was able to trade a small fortune for the Hammer Stone that struck the barn of George Bailey. Another big story
associated with this fall is that
Sonny Clary has trained his dog, Brix to find newly fallen meteorites! Brix found his first one in this fall.
Good Dog, Brix!

I have thinly sliced specimens (a beautiful matrix that looks like a breccia melt) and the whole stone hammer that struck the Bailey
barn.

This material started out selling for over $100/g but a severe shortage of specimens combined with the numbers of miles
walked to find an individual has resulted in the majority of finders keeping their specimens while demand for same is high.
Unfortunately this assures price continues to rise as the material is so limited.

See Videos Below:

http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/04/15/midwest.fireball/index.html multiple views of several different shots 1min,45sec

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yb7HuGoFGgI&feature=related 55sec

.51g Very thin Slice = $125- wq Cannot currently find this Specimen

.77g Very thin slice with fusion crusted edge = $190- w Cannot currently find this Specimen

.84g Very thin slice with fusion crusted edge = $210- ws Cannot currently find this Specimen

2.004g Thin Slice with some FC edge = $400- we Cannot currently find this Specimen

51 gram Bailey Barn Hammer Stone: q Click on photos to enlarge

WORDEN (L5) September 1, 1997 Worden, Michigan GARAGE & CAR

jwe

At approximately 5 PM a Mr. Foster and his two sons were working in the backyard of their
home in Worden, located in Eastern Michigan. They heard a loud and sudden noise like that
of a car crash. They rushed to their front yard and discovered a disaster had occurred in their
own garage. Plaster and insulation could be seen everywhere & day light shone through a
hole in the roof. The car roof had been smashed in by a stone from outer space.

Matt Morgan owned the entire stone and at one point, slices could behad for as little as $40 per
gram. However, over a year ago he stopped removing any material from the end piece and claims
he will never cut more.

LG FRAG = $100- r

.082g Frag with FC = $175- vb Click on photos for large image

.358g 1.2mm thin Pt. Slice = $350- x Click on photos for large image

.371g 1.2mm Super thin Pt Slice with FC edge = $375-
zSOLD

.480g
1.2mm thin slice = $475- b

.843g 1.2mm Super thin Pt Slice = $845-tClick on photos for large image

1.870g 1.2mm Super thin Pt Slice with FC = $1,875-vSOLD

1.350g 1.2mm thin Pt. Slice = $1,350- n Click on photos for large image

3.981g 1.2mm Super thin Pt Slice sith FC = $4,000-c

4.858g = -SOLDm

 

Yurtuk (Howardite) *Apr. 2, 1936 Lubimov, Ukraine, USSR HOME

Yurtuk fell in Lubimov, Mikhailov district, Zaporizhaya Province, Ukraine. The largest
stone came through a roof and some pieces were picked up outside. The total recovered
mass was only 1,472 grams.
Yurtuk is a howardite, normally a very brecciated variety of achondrite, composed of
reassembled pieces of eucritic and diogenitic materials. As the spectrum of Vesta closely
match the reflective properties of howardites, eucrites and Diogenites. It is believed that
all three types of meteorites (referred to as the HED group) are fragments of the asteroid
Vesta.

Only 3 very tiny specks are available = $50-ea while they last

Beautiful frag of Yurtuk with 1/2 Fusion Crust = $150-
Click on photos to enlarge

Superb Fusion Crusted Frag  = $175- (shown in box 1.5" wide)

Outstanding frag of Yurtuk with Fusion Crust on 2 of 3 sides = $325-
SOLD

Stunning, very thin part slice = $325- Click on photos to enlarge

1.85g SPECTACTULAR Frgment with one side fully Fusion Crusted. I thought long and hard
before I decided whether to keep my super large thin slice (but with no FC or to replace it with
this beauty). I finally decided to keep the larger thinly sliced specimen, but will miss this one for
sure, as I have NEVER seen FC on any specimen of Yurtuk.
Click on photo to enlarge
1.85g = $2,500-

ZAGAMI:Stone. SNC, Achondrite, Ca-rich Eucrite (Shergotite)Fell Oct. 3, 1962, Katsina Province, Nigeria. Total Known Weight: 40 LbsMaterial tested by the Viking Probe on the surface of Mars verified what scientists had suspected of the origin of the SNC meteorites - they are literally pieces of Mars which were undoubtedly blown off the planet as the result of a very large asteroid striking that planet in the distantpast. All of the SNCs are very rare and have always been exceptionally expensive. However, after the NASA announcement prices of all the SNCs went up.

Small Fragment in a capsule = $50 (about 1/4 to 1/3rd the size of a grain of rice - easily visible to the naked eye) Large Fragment = $100 (3 to 4 times the size of the Small Fragments)SEE PHOTO

.477g Part Slice = $900-Click on photo to enlarge

 

NOW AVAILABLE: Zagami Thin Sections! = $600 (It generally takes about 1 gram to make one thin section of even modest viewing area)(See "Thin Sections" for description)

  Zunhua  April 12, 2008 Zunhua City, Hebei province, China THROUGH HOME ROOF

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                                                                                            Click on photos to enlarge

At 4:50 pm, a bright fireball was appeared near Zunhua city, in Hebei province. A single stone of about 4 Kg crashed through the roof of a farmhouse near the Royal tombs of the Qing Dynasty. The stone penetrated the clay tile rooftop, then crashed through a ceiling of plastered bamboo. The stone shattered upon hitting a stone floor and covering the room with fragments, damaging a window, a mirror, and a wooden bed frame.

The terrified homeowner, a woman, was in another room when this happened. She ran to the room and saw stone pieces resembling cement all over the room which was filled with dust in the air. She called the police, who were already getting reports of the falling ball of fire over the city. They came, took many pieces and contacted government scientists, who came and took nearly all of the meteorite pieces, and informed the woman to protect the roof damage. She kept some of the fragments back and sold some to a few people who came to see the damage.

This story dominated Chinese news on both TV and in print. No other specimens have been reported. Only 62 grams of fragments of the meteorite were made available to private collectors. With such scarcity, the entire lot of 62 grams sold out in two or three days - at $200
per gram. I got one specimen for my personal collection. However, my brother has been in
China the last 2 years and built many connections. I have been able to get a limited amount
before the prices in China went sky high.

.273g = $55-
.353g = $75-
.621g= $125-
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Lg frag = $35- Click on photos to enlarge

.463g = $92-

.693g = $175- SOLD

1.714g = $340-SOLD
Click on photos to enlarge

.308g = SOLD

.429g= SOLD

1.343g - THINLY Sliced = 265-

2.539g = 445-Click on photos to enlarge

2.682g = 470-

3.891g (HUGE chondrule at the top of the part slice) = 680- Click on photos to enlarge

4.028g = 800- SOLD

4.625g= 925 SOLD

5.971g = 1,045- Click on photos to enlarge

11.660g - 2.5mm thin - about as thin as this material can be SOLD
cut for this sized specimen. A spectacular slice = $2,300-             Click on photo to enlarge

                   
NOTE: This page is updated regularly. PLEASE HIT "REFRESH" KEY.

*ALL WEIGHTS ARE CALCULATED ON DIGITAL SCALES -THEREFORE ALL WEIGHTS UNDER 10mg ARE CLOSE
APPROXIMATIONS DUE TO THE FACT THAT ONLY A VERY EXPENSIVE BALLANCE IN AN AIR TIGHT CHAMBER
CAN PRODUCE 1mg ACCURACY. THIS IS TRUE FOR ALL SPECIMENS I OFFER UNDER 10mg. VERY FEW
(IF ANY) DEALERS CAN AFFORD THE MULTITHOUSAND DOLLAR SCALES REUQUIRED FOR ABSOLUTE
ACCURACY UNDER 10mg.
 

 

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MISC. TEKTITES:

AMERICANITES: NOT a true tektite, these specimens are called "Columbianites" when they are from Columbia - some of those are spectacular translucent grey with a very light violet hue - these, however, are from Arizona but have SPECTACULAR deep purple hue and the most impressive ones have striped purple and show, by far the best with transmitted light. $8/g
Example: 16.7g = $135- See HERE and HERE(transmitted and reflected light)
Many sizes from about 2g to about 20g available.

AOUELLOUL IMPACT GLASS- Very hard to get - almost always very small (about 1 gram or less) and always costly - from $25/g to a “low” of about $6.50/g IN QUANTITIES OF 40 OR MORE SPECIMENS. Here: $5/g - you choose one or more, as you see fit.

Top row:
6.2g(SOLD, 4.6g, 4.4g (a), 4.4g (b)(SOLD), 4.2g
Middle row:
4.4g (c), 3.3g, 2.5g(SOLD), 2.9g(SOLD), 1.7g
Bottom row:
2.3g, 2.1g (a)(SOLD), 2.1g (b), 1.6g,(SOLD) 0.9g(SOLD)

BEDEASITES:Texas Tektites - rare - generally, 8 to $12/g. One of only two North American Tektites. I will pick the best for you from any size group chosen below: - $4/g:

1 to 2g

2 to 3g

3 to 4g

4 to 5g

5 to 6g

6 to 7g

7 to 8g

8 to 9g

Flanged Button AUSTRALITE:

Flanged Button Australite 2.3 grams.
Flanged Buttons are the rarest, most sought after and prized forms
of Tektites known. They are perfectly oriented with the flow resulting
in a flange forming around the specimen

This particular specimen is so perfect, it was used as the logo for
a well established and respected meteorite dealer on his website,
titled "Planetwhy?"
Please note the map of the world is NOT painted on the tektite, but was
superimposed on the image only - via digital graphics)
These rarest of all Tektite phenomena are almost never available to the
collector. When they are, they are almost always in a less than
perfect state, usually with 1/4 to 3/4 of the flange broken off.
Even then, they easily bring $150 to $500 or more. A whole
specimen is almost never available because they are so rare,
dealers keep them in their own, personal collections because
they cannot get another one – ever. The last ones I saw available
were at the world class Tucson Show. There were two of them early
on, and meteorite dealers were gaping at them in awe. They were
priced at modest wholesale prices of $1,500 and $2,000 respectively.
They were both snatched up in the first day or two of the show
(before the vast majority of collectors arrived) – by meteorite
dealers, of course and NOT offered for resale to the public.

Priced to sell NOW

Flanged Button = 1,250-
SOLD See Photo HERE
and
HERE

BIG Moldavites! I now have the best possible source from within the Czech Republic for specimens well over 15 grams (retail at $40/g) and a type known in the Czech Republic as "Hedgehogs" - which are so highly valued they almost never leave the country. The few I have seen here were called Besednice, but they are far more spectacular than that variety. I can get these in lots of 6 to 20 specimens and generally sell them for $8 per gram by the lot, or even less! Send me an email to get on my special Moldivite notification list & I'll let you know when I get one of these fabulous lots in.

SOLD OUT

DARWIN GLASS: This material comes from the Island of Tasmania, South of Australia. It comes from an area that is a ?Preserve,? which explains (at least partly) why I have never seen any before now (Though I have certainly searched). Future access is in doubt. This is considered a ?melt? rather than a ?tektite,? meaning it did not fly through the atmosphere at hypersonic speeds.
The following pieces are classified based on subjective ?eye appeal? (mine). However, the ones listed as ?good? are just that - good - and are not, in any way, poor quality. It is just that those listed as ?Excellent? - are just that.

GOOD: $5/g 1.69g, 2.15g, 3.84g, 4.22g, 6.00g

EXCELLENT: $8/g 1.30g, 1.31g, 1.51g, 1.56g, 2.41g, 2.63g, 2.78g, 2.90g, 2.93g, 3.11g, 3.58g, 3.72g, 5.41g, 7.93g, 9.26g

GEORGIA TEKTITE: These are by far the rarest Tektites in the world, with nearly each and every specimen known and accounted for (see Povenmire’s TEKTITES: A COSMIC PARADOX). This specimens are the property of the finder in Georgia - one of many farmers listed in Povenmire’s book on these exceptional Tektites. No Tektite collection is complete without one & this is an extremely rare opportunity to get one - and at WAY below the“market price.”
For many, many years, the “market price” was $160 per gram. Then, about 5 years ago, 4 or 5 specimens became available with the transfer of the Futrell collection. Most were quickly sold off at $185 per gram. Since I am selling for the farmer, I can afford to take a very modest commission and pass the savings on - take advantage of such a rare opportunity to actually
own one of these splendid specimens.
This specimen is museum quality, having only the very tiniest chipping, requiring very close inspection to see even that. It has an
“ancient break” and there is an additional photo showing a close up of that edge. This is “standard” among Georgiaites
and the one without is a rarity among rarities.
This specimens are particularly choice, as it is unusually thin, allowing for a much higher degree of translucency than is typical of
these Tektites. Priced WAY, WAY below market! This is your chance to finally fill a hole found in almost all tektite collections
without creatying a major hole in your pocket book. ONLY $75/g!
15.286g (75/g) = 1,145-
this is world class in both size and quality. A superb specimen. SEE AT:

SOLD OUT

LIBYAN DESERT GLASS (With inclusions of chondritic constituents)
A few months ago, I had some Libyan Desert Glass with chondirtic inclusions, proving, once and for all, LDG IS a meteorite melt. All pieces sold very quickly. However, I have gotten some more. Each order will include a copy of the scientific paper outlining the chondritic material and its implications. $10/g
(All photos are listed starting with the upper left specimen and moving clockwise. If only 2 specimens, then it starts with the top one.)
22.2g = 222.00 reduced to = 177.50
13.4g = 134.00 reduced to = 107-
7.7g = 77.00 reduced to = 61.50(SOLD)
SEE PHOTO AT:

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21.6g = 216.00(SOLD)

19.7g = 197.00 19.7g = 197.00 SOLD

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Nice, Desert sand / wind sculpted:


23.5g = $70-
Click on photo to enlarge
(color is not quite this rich in person)

184g = $500= Click on photo to enlarge
(This specimen has a distinctly green hue)

GIANT Beautiful, spectacular HUGE 752.3g (1.67LBs) specimen. $2/g = $1,500- SALE $750-or best offer. Click on photo to enlarge

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126.4g = 1,264.00 reduced to = (I got this one cheaper & pass on the savings to you - 40% !) 800-
SOLD
SEE PHOTO AT:

MOLDAVITE: This material is sometimes referred to as "Becednice" - but, actually, that is a regeon of the Czech Republic and not a specific type of Moldavite. It is often very thin and delicate. The name of this quality of material offered below is "Hedgehog,"since it is covered with "spines" like its namesake. These type specimens of this quality are rarely available, and when they are seen, they are frequently priced at $24/g. Here: $12/g

Sold out

MONG NONG: This is a SPECTACULAR example of layering. It is THE best example I have ever personally seen. If you want a fabulous example of a layered tektite, thisis it:

432g Layered Tektite - Mong Nong: $1/g = $432 (PHOTO ON REQUEST)

RIZALITES:Tektites from the Rizal Province of the Philippines. The most highly prized of the Rizalites are those that most closely approximate a sphere, and the deeper the scoriation, the better. Actual, perfect spheres do not exist. Three catagories follow:

SEMI-SPHERICAL: 60 cents/g

- 70.4g = 42.00 Off round, very deep scoriation on one side

VERY CLOSE TO SPHERICAL Under $2/g
37.2g = 74.00,

37.6g = 75.00,

2 round & near shpere from the Rizal provence in The Philippenes:
54.9g = $2/g = $109.80


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43.3g: = $2/g = $86.60

SOLD OUT

NOTE: 1 near perfect FABOULOUSLY Scoriated Sphere = $2,000-
(PHOTO UPON REQUEST)


MICROTEKTITES- Haiti.   These little buggers require a magnifying glass they are so small!  They are an opaque "dusty yellow/green," very spherical, with an occasional dark translucent center exposed. They are in an extremely friable matrix and EXPENSIVE! However, I have waited YEARS to find any and thought if it was worth it to me, some of my customeres might want them too. I could get no explaination as to why they were so damned expensive, other than a broken English, "Very rare! Very
little available! Very Expensive!" Well, to that, I agreed. Only Small sizes left: $25

REIS CRATER GLASS BOMBS- these are impact glass, in the same category as Darwin Glass & Libyan Desert Glass. They are an opaque gray and oddly attractive. They are $1/g Temporarily sold out

THAI TEKTITES:These tektites were from a 5KG bunch that had been "high graded" by the dealer from 100KG - I saw the 100KG, & they were truly exceptionally nice pieces with zero chipping & exceptional "classic" shapes of tear drops, "hamburger patties"and dumb bells. However, the high graded 5KGs were by far the very best & largest. From that 5KG, I high graded the very best. What is available below represent less than 1% of an already exceptional lot. It don't get better than this: Sets of 3: one each of exceptional
(in form, size & condition) tear drop, "hamburgar pattie" & dumbell forms: $100 per set
Set # 1, Total weight =118.8g

TIBETAN TEKTITES:Revered by the Tibetan Buddhist monks for their "energy", these tektitesare by far the most interesting I have seen, with only Moldavites being in the same league. Unknown to the West until 1991, you can read about them in my article in the May, 1996 issue of Meteorite 1magazine (pp 18-19), or send an SASE for copy of same. Unfortunately, the contact person who acquired these from the nomadic Drakma in Tibet has disappeared yet again, so thiscould be the last of this material indefinitely. Below is a photo indicating the general shapes & sizes available. Ind. Price: $ 3.50g (over 50g/$ 2.50g)

Photo Collection, $ 5,000
(Click the picture for a larger image)

SIMILAR TO ROW:

Row 1-3 (Irregular shapes): 1.2g,1.3g,1.3g,1.4g2.1g, 2.3g, 2.6g, 3.0g, 3.2g, 3.3g, 3.5g, 3.7g, 3.8g, 4.2g, 4.2,4.3g, 4.3g, 4.4g, 4.4g, 4.4g, 4.6g, 4.6g, 4.7g, 5.1g, 5.1g, 5.2g, 5.5g, 5.5g, 5.6g, 5.7g, 5.9g, 6.2g, 6.2g, 6.4g, 6.6g, 6.6g, 7.0g, 7.1g, 7.6g, 8.1g, 9.1g, 11.4g, 14.0g

2nd Row (Log like): 4.9g, 5.5g, 5.6g, 6.3g,

4th Row (Egg like): 5.0g, 5.6g, 7.0g, 7.3g, 8.4g, 8.5g, 9.9g, 10.6g, 10.6g, 11.1g, 15.8g,

5th Row (flat, scoriated side/bubble side) 4.5g, 5.6g, 5.7g, 7.4g, 9.5g, 10.1g, 11.5g, 16.0g, 22.8g

6th Row (semisphere w/bubble) 5.7g, 6.8g, 6.8g

7th Row (Log wedges) 1.2g, 1.9g, 2.2g 5.4g,

8th Row (Club/teardrop) 1.7g, 2.4g, 2.7g, 4.9g, 5.3g, 5.3g, 6.7g, 6.8g, 7.2g, 7.4g, 9.3g

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NOTE: I got a new shipment in recently of river tumbled material. Aparently, these
are even MORE valued by the Tibentan Monks. However, as a collector, I find them
LESS valuable and interesting. Still rare - and reportedly VERY "powerful vibes."

General shapes are:

-$2/g

- Elongated Strait

- Elongated Curved

- Tending toward "club" like

- Tending toward spherical

- Flat / Elongated

$3/g

- Flat / Round

"Healing Pairs" ($2/g) Click on photo to enlarge
NOTE: The above specimens have only been superficially cleaned and will clean up much nicer.


Weights on the River Tumbled Tibetanites tend to run much larger, from
about 5g to over 50g (a few, considerably larger). If you have shape(s) in
which you are interested, please send me an email and I will send you a list
of sizes available of the best ones and photos, as well, if you like.

 

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SPACE TANK With Spectacular Rentry Markings:

This is a fuel tank of the Molnyia Rocket series of Russia. Its orbit broke down and in plunged
through the atmosphere resulting in spectacular reentry ablation markings! It also exhibits the
tiny impact craters all such objects do as a result of being struck by meteoroids in space.

According to a witness the fall was during the day.The fall site precise coordinates are not known,
but it was close by two towns named, Santaluz and Capim Grosso, which coordinates are respectively:
Lat 11º 15´ 21" South Long 39º 22´29" West and Lat 11º 22´52" South Long 40º 00´ 46" West.

VOLUME (in Russian) 25.040 LITTERS (in Russian)
MASS (in Russian) 13.700 kg
Original weight: 13.7 kg
Volume: 24.04 litters
Diameter: 38 cm

See Photo HERE SOLD

Price: $10K (or best reasonable offer) SOLD

TRINITITE
On July 16, 1945 the first ThisAtomic Bomb was detonated at the Trinity Site in New Mexico.
The resulting fireball scorched the desert floor forming a type of green glass very similar to impact
and glass. This material has been very popular with meteorite and
Tektite collectors since – but has been difficult to find. In all the
years I have been collecting, I have almost never seen anything over
the size of a nickel. (there was one occasion I found one piece about
7 grams – it was $12 or $15 per gram & I jumped on it). This material has a low mass to volume ratio, so, they do not weigh much
relative to size – a nice quality.
The material all vanished from the site many, many years ago – some was collected, but most was buried under tons of dirt. There is now a “protected” area at the site you can LOOK AT twice a year! (On the date the time switches to and from Daylight Savings Time) If you ever do visit the site, not the armed guards overlooking the
glass structure incasing the last remaining vestiges!)
Recently, a friend of mine bought an old collection from an
elderly woman. I was able to “cherry pick” and I stuck to the BIG
ones! (note how one side is “bubbly” and one side is smooth – very interesting stuff….)
Here they are, folks: the best specimens of Trinitite I have ever seen (and definitely the largest) – and not at $12 to $15 per gram, either: $10 a gram


9.9g = 99-

10.4g = 104-

11.1g =
SOLD

11.9g(A) = 119-

11.9g(B) = 119-

See photos of above specimens
(front) HERE and (back) HERE

13.5g = 135-

14.3g = 143-

15.1g = 151-

15.3g = 153-

16.5g = 165-

See photos of above specimens
(front) HERE and (back) HERE

METEOR CRATOR: The First Hundred Years of Explorations - CD: This is a CD created by James Tobin. It covers "everything you ever wanted to know about Arizona Meteor Crator but wer afraid to ask" and much, much more. Price: $39.95

METEOR CRATOR: The First Hundred Years of Explorations - Booklet by James P. Tobin. 42pp. Exhaustive and very well documented. 34 photographs. Interesting and very well written. $7- ($5 with the CD)

Custom Paintings by Jerry Armstrong:
You can now order a 16 X 20 inch original painting by Jerry Armstrong, a painter who's reputation for vivid depictions of Bolides, Meteors & Asteroids are catching on like wild fire! His work has been featured in at least one book on meteorites, the walls of Cornell University and "discriminating" meteorite collectors & dealers. Jerry's painting of Vesta recently graced the cover of Meteorite! magazine. (Unfortunately, it was printed in black & white - but, still, the quality of his work can be seen)  Choose a theme & Jerry will paint it for you - say a bolide lighting up a desert night sky, or colliding asteroids in the asteroid belt - perhaps a forest scene in day light, or a meteor over a city skyline at dusk- you get the ideaPrice: $400 (until he figures out what his work is really worth!) (Look for a full article of his work, complete with many photographs in an upcomming issue of Meteorite! magazine)

FULGURITES:3 Kinds!
REGULAR: about the width of a pencil, length varies according to weight - all from the Lybian Desert. New lower price: $5.50 per gr. 1.4g,
2.2g, 2.3g, 3.1g, 3.6g

GIANT: These are Huge! Most are the width of a child's wrist! They are the result of extremely powerful lightning bolts. Light & delicate, they are the epitomy of solidified lightning. Also from the Lybian Desert.
$5 per gr. 20.5g = 102.50, 22.8g = 114-,
26.8g = 134-, 32.8g = 164-

SUPER L-O-N-G: I was recently able to get some AMAZING specimens from the Sahara. Larger around than a pencil, but not so large as a full sized cigar, these guys are VERY attractive. Most are very hollow with a full opening at both ends. Some are very strait and hollow and are like looking through a paper towel tube. Weight to length ratio varies widely, so, I am selling these by their length. A few are flat, as opposed to hollow, but they are very attractive in their own way. They are marked H for hollow, VH for very hollow (& strait) and F for flat. You can email me for a jpg of these if you like. , 40cents per mm: 185 mm (H)= 74.00, 157 mm (VH) = 62.75, 150 mm (F) = 60.00, 143 mm (H) = 57.25, 80 mm = 32-

K-T BOUNDRYmaterial: 65 Million Years Ago, an asteroid (meteorite) estimated to be SIX MILES ACCROSS struck the edge of the Yuccatan Peninsula, igniting North & South America, blew a hole in the atmosphere & left a thin layer of strata over the earth that is high in ash & Irridium - this is the "K-T Boundry." This created a sort of "Nuclear Winter" said to have killed off the dynosaurs - it also killed over 3/4 of all life on the planet - as is indicated by the STRIKING change in the fossil evidence iabove the K-T Boundry as compared to that immediately below it. Without this "catastrophy" mamalian evolution would almost without question would have progressed VERY differently & "humans" would NOT be here at this time. Amazing stuff! These samples were gathered by a geologist in Colorado.
Specimene in 2 X 2 inch display box = $15

CLICK TO SEE PHOTO HERE

MAGNETSFOR METEORITE CANES; Small, about 60g ea., irregular shape, perfect for a meteorite cane. CAUTION ! Do not get these anywhere near a video or audio cassette, TV or monitor, it will erase cassette and distort a screen permanently. Made of "rare earth" elements, this is BY FAR the strongest magnet I have ever seen or heard of. Just tape it near the end of your caneand save your back thousands of times from bending over when searching for meteorites: a must have. (Many other uses): $ 15 ea,

MICROSCOPE-MBC-10 Only $500 delivered (In the U.S. - NO LONGER SOLD. I found a much
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  • INSECTS IN AMBER PHOTOS:

Pseudoscorpion:
See HERE

Pseudoscorpion Close:
See HERE

Pseudoscorpion & Fly:
See HERE

Praying Mantis in Baltic: $2,000-
See HERE

Spider in Dominican Amber #1
See HERE


Perfect Fly in Amber:
See HERE

Pseudoscorpion in Dominican:
See HERE


Armored Beetle in Columbian Copal

See HERE

Blossom in Dominican (#1) NFS

See HERE

Blossom in Columbian Copal: NFS
See HERE

Closue up of center of Blossom in Columbian Copal:
See HERE

Multi Specimens in Dominican: NFS
See HERE

Fly in Dominican:
See HERE

2nd Kind of Fly in Dominican:
See HERE

Silver Spider in Dominican Multi:
See HERE

Winged Ant, Hump Back Fly & Leaf Hopper in Multi dominican:NFS
See HERE

Shadow Dance: NFS

See HERE

Blossom in Dominican: NFS

See HERE

Millipede (1 of 15) in Columbian Copal NFS
See
HERE

Milipedes (several of 15) in Columbian Copal:NFS

See HERE

Cockroach in Balitic (Most of piece):NFS

See HERE


Pink Spider in Dominican (note fangs): NFS

See HERE

 


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FIND A FALLING STAR :Out-of-print book by H.H. Nininger, the father of modern meteoritic. Nininger practically founded the science of Meteoritics in the U.S., and from the 1930s to the 60s, by an intensive research and developing recovery techniques, was personally responsible for increasing the number of known meteorites in the U.S. by about 300 % ! This compelling book is riveting. Even those with little or no interest in meteorites find it a fascinating adventure. In my opinion, this is absolutely the very best first book for anyone interested in this field, just for the adventure, not to mention a first hand understanding of the origin & variety of meteorites. Unfortunately, This book is now out of print. I can guarantee you will be more than happy with this book. This is the only book I carry, and only because it cannot be had elsewhere and it is so fabulous. I strongly suggest you read Find a FallingStar whether it will be your 1st or 10th book on Meteoritics. PAPERBACKS ARE BACK IN STOCK (limited number)! = $30- !!! - SORRY, SOLD OUT AGAIN.

TEKTITES:A Cosmic Paradox, by Hal Povenmire, edited by John O'Keefe. $14.95
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