Meteor P.10

Established 1982


Updated 21 July 2013

KILABO, Nigeria - Witnessed Fall     

On 21 July 2002, after observation of a brilliant fireball, two loud detonations were heard a few minutes later. Several persons heard the meteorite hit the ground. Upon impact, it fragmented into hundreds of pieces and was scattered among several villages. A total weight of ~7 kg of material was recovered. This meteorite was classified as an LL6 chondrite,  brecciated. It has heavy black shock veins and displays quite well.

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30.8 grams, crust on right edge, 185.00
Kilabo, 4.5 gms.jpg (32060 bytes)
4.5 grams, SOLD
Kilabo, 4.942 gms.jpg (30735 bytes)
4.942 grams, $39.50   
Kilabo, 2.202 gms.jpg (28732 bytes)
2.202 grams, end cut with crust, SOLD
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15.2 gram fragment with crust, SOLD
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2.564 grams, SOLD

KOBE, Japan - Witnessed Fall 

According to The Meteoritical Bulletin, "A fireball was widely observed in the western prefectures of Kobe City. Shortly after a detonation was heard, one stone was recovered in Tsukushigaoka, Kita-ku, in the northern part of the city. It broke into 20 pieces after penetrating the roof of the house of Ryoichi Hirata; much of the material ended up on a bed." The total mass of this fall was a miniscule 136 grams. Kobe is  only the second known fall of a CK4 meteorite (Karoonda being the first). And, aside from Maralinga, all other CK4 meteorites are Antarctica and Desert finds. The Kobe museum purchased the roof section where the meteorite smashed through, and the bedroom ceiling section with the hole; and signed a permanent agreement with the owner to display these sections with the meteorite at the Kobe museum. 

In addition to the preceding information, I received further documentation directly from Mr. Dirk Ross, the person who retrieved some of this meteorite. Dirk initially received word of the fall from his students in Kobe. After the police were finished with their crime scene investigation, and the authorities learned it was a meteorite that punched through the roof, Dirk approached the Hirata family about the fall. He learned that the vacuum cleaner used to clean the daughter's bed and surrounding area still retained the bag, which fortunately had not been emptied. He purchased the vacuum cleaner bag, thoroughly inspected the residue and removed several very small fragments. With the exception of less than 2 grams of material, the balance of the meteorite is in museums in Japan, and like most Japanese meteorites, will never be available to collectors. Exceedingly rare and quite expensive, Kobe will be one of the most elusive meteorites to grace any collection. These specimens are all I have for sale. A photocopy of Dirk Ross's hand written information card, which includes his signature, will accompany each specimen.

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0.0012 grams, SOLD
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0.010 grams, SOLD
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0.008 grams, SOLD
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0.0014 grams, SOLD
Kobe, 0.034 gms.jpg (26564 bytes)
0.034 grams, $408.00
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0.236 grams, $2832.00


KOSICE, Slovakia - Witnessed Fall   

Late on the evening of 28 February 2010 a shower of stones fell over the Kosice region of Slovakia. Classified as an H5 chondrite, most of the material was retained in Slovakia. The partial stone offered here weighs 10.77 grams and is priced very reasonably at $900.00. Kosice, 10.77 gms.jpg (142274 bytes)

 KUNASHAK, Russia - Witnessed Fall  

This meteorite fell on 11 June 1949 in the Chelyabinsk region of Russia. Kunashak is classified as an L6 chondrite. It has virtually no black fusion crust (as we normally think) but does retain some exterior roughness. Kunashak is a regolith breccia with black veins and some melt pockets. The 20 stones collected weighed about 200 kilos but very little of this beautiful meteorite has ever been released by the Academy of Sciences, Moscow, and offered for sale to collectors. All slices shown here are nicely polished. The brecciation and veining in some slices does not show well in the photos. At least one building was reportedly struck by this meteorite shower.

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28.1 grams, $112.40

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23.1 grams, $92.40
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4.770 grams, SOLD
Kunashak, 3.836 gms.jpg (29566 bytes)
3.836 grams, $19.15
Kunashak, 4.254 gms.jpg (29267 bytes)
4.254 grams, SOLD
Kunashak, 4.560 gms.jpg (29325 bytes)
4.560 grams, $22.80
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56.4 grams, housed in a 6 by 8 cm clear plastic box, $200.00
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35.7 grams, SOLD

KUNYA-URGENCH, Turkmenistan - Witnessed Fall  SOLD

KYUSHU, Japan - Witnessed Fall  SOLD

LA CRIOLLA, Argentina - Witnessed Fall  SOLD


LAMPAYRIE, Burkina Faso - Witnessed Fall See OUADANGOU

LANCE, France - Witnessed Fall  SOLD

Le TEILLEUL, France - Witnessed Fall  TRADED

LEEDEY, OKLAHOMA - Witnessed Fall  

A shower of stones fell on 25 November 1943 near Leedey, Dewey County, Oklahoma, and about 24 pieces were recovered. Leedey is classified as an L6 chondrite and most of the meteorite is held by the Monnig collection at TCU in Fort Worth, Texas. The crusted partial slice offered here weighs 13.5 grams, is housed in a clear plastic 5 by 5 cm box, and is priced at SOLD Leedey, 13.5 gms.jpg (93982 bytes)