Meteor P.9


Established 1982


METEORITES PAGE 10

Updated  26 July 2013

HOLBROOK, Arizona - Witnessed Fall 

On the evening of 19 July 1912, after the appearance of a smoky trail and detonations, thousands of stones showered the small town of Holbrook and surrounding countryside in Navajo County, Arizona. Some buildings were hit. Holbrook is an L6 chondrite and typically seen only in pea size to moderate size broken and whole stones. Seldom available in slices, here is an opportunity to acquire a specimen of this very famous fall and actually see the beautiful interior.  Holbrook, 2.21 gms.jpg (31464 bytes)
2.21 grams broken stone, SOLD
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7.7 grams in 5 by 5 cm box, $69.00

HOMESTEAD, Iowa - Witnessed Fall

After the appearance of a fireball and detonations, about 100 stones fell on 12 February 1875 between Amana and Boltonville, Iowa. Homestead is classified as an L5 chondrite, brecciated, veined, with melt pockets. The specimen offered here weighs 5.30 grams, is housed in a clear plastic 5 by 5 cm box, and is priced at $63.00. Homestead, 5.30 gms.jpg (95085 bytes)


HONOLULU, Hawaii - Witnessed Fall

 

Several stones fell on 27 Sep 1825 on Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii; two were recovered. Honolulu is classified as an L5 chondrite, brecciated, veined, and is nearly impossible to obtain. Only ~2.42 kg remains, mostly in meteorite repositories. I have records of one partial slices being sold for well over $1500.00 per gram and one small slice for sale for more than $2500.00 per gram. These partial slices are well prepared and worth the asking price. Honolulu, 1.02 gms.jpg (31803 bytes)
1.02 grams, SOLD
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1.12 grams, SOLD

HOPE CREEK, Alaska

This is the first Alaskan stony meteorite to be offered to meteorite collectors, museums, and repositories. The meteorite was found in the summer of 1998 when a prospector was searching for gold in a stream. Hope Creek is several miles north of Chatanika, a small settlement north of Fairbanks. The meteorite retains weathered crust and shows signs of terrestrial aging. It is a deep rich brown color with some metal flecking; however, it is the clasts that make it interesting, and the fact that it is an LL6 chondrite. If you ever wanted an Alaskan meteorite, get a partial slice (no full slices exist) of Hope Creek or forget it as there are only three other Alaskan meteorites (no stones) and they reside in museums and repositories. 

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78.5 grams, my personal collection slice, $785.00
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4.69 grams, $46.90
Hope Creek, 4.07 gms.jpg (27052 bytes)
4.07 grams, $40.10
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2.48 grams, $24.80
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5.492 grams, $54.90
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5.56 grams, $55.60

HVITTIS, Finland - Witnessed Fall  

After detonations, a single stone weighing 14 kg, fell on 21 October 1901 in Abo, Turku, Finland. Hvittis is a rare fall of an Enstatite chondrite, EL6, brecciated. Seldom offered, these beautiful partial slices are well polished and will make a great addition to any meteorite collection. The partial slice from which these pieces were cut came from the Bob Haag collection and was in my personal collection for many years.  Hvittis, 3.916 gms.jpg (30372 bytes)
3.916 grams,  SOLD
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3.486 grams, $296.30
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2.584 grams, SOLD
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4.170 grams, $354.45

IBBENBUREN, Germany - Witnessed Fall

After detonations and a bright light, a single stone of ~2 kg fell in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, and was recovered two days later. Ibbenburen is classified as an Achondrite, monomict Diogenite, brecciated, and is virtually impossible to acquire. The main mass is in the Humboldt Museum, Berlin, and is seldom offered in trade. All of the specimens shown below originated from a larger fragment (Humboldt Museum provenance) I was fortunate to acquire. This is a location most collections do not contain. 

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0.176 grams, SOLD 
Ibbenburen, 0.370 gms.jpg (11740 bytes)
0.370 grams, SOLD
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 0.902 grams,  SOLD
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 0.218 grams,  SOLD
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 0.108 grams,  SOLD
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0.800 grams,  SOLD

IBITIRA, Brazil - Witnessed Fall   SOLD

IGDI, Morocco

According to Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 85, 2001, one stone of 1470 grams was found in the Moroccan Sahara Desert in  February 2000. Igdi is classified as an Achondrite, monomict Eucrite, brecciated. This is a beautiful meteorite and the thin slices offered here provide a great surface to weight ratio. Igdi is one of a very few meteorites found in the Sahara Desert granted an official name by The Meteoritical Society. This last specimen available is a partial slice, weighs 1.597 grams, and is priced at $100.00.

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