Updated 16 July 2013
L'Aigle, France - Witnessed Fall
Reportedly, a shower of more than 3000 stones fell north of L'Aigle, Orne, Normandy, France, on 26 July 1803. Upon hearing of this event, the French Academy of Science dispatched Jean-Bapiste Biot to investigate the phenomenon. After his field work was completed, Biot distinguished two kinds of evidence of an extraterrestrial origin for the stones. Physical evidence of the sudden appearance of a large number of identical stones similar to previous meteorites, and further evidence by the large number of witnesses who saw a "rain of stones thrown by the meteor" as well as their diversity of profession, interests, and social status. L'Aigle is the most famous meteorite in history for it proved the theory that stones did fall from the sky. Although a relatively large fall (~37 kg), L'Aigle is of such importance in history that it is very difficult to obtain. Valued highly by all meteorite institutions, it is expensive. L'Aigle is classified as an L6 chondrite, brecciated. The partial slices offered here are reasonably priced compared to some dealers asking prices of more than $1000.00 per gram.
LEIGHTON, Alabama - Witnessed Fall SOLD
LEMMON, South Dakota
A 6.68 kg stone was found by a women in Perkins County, South Dakota, sometime before 1984, and was placed in her driveway border until it was recognized as a meteorite and purchased in 1998. Lemmon was classified as an H5 chondrite and a only a few slices were removed prior to the main mass being sold to a private collector. Only ~300 grams of this meteorite are available to the collector. South Dakota meteorites are seldom available in the collector's market.
LIMERICK, Ireland - Witnessed Fall SOLD
LINUM, Germany - Witnessed Fall
LISSA, CZECH REPUBLIC - Witnessed Fall SOLD
LITTLE PINEY, Missouri - Witnessed Fall
LONG ISLAND, Kansas SOLD
LOST CITY, Oklahoma - Witnessed Fall
LUCE, France - Witnessed Fall SOLD
LUOTOLAX, Finland - Witnessed Fall SOLD
MALAKAL, Sudan - Witnessed Fall SOLD
MALAMPAKA, Tanzania - Witnessed Fall SOLD
MALOTAS, Argentina - Witnessed Fall
On the afternoon of 22 June 1931 a large shower of stones fell over a large area NE of Malotas, Salavina department, Santiago del Estero, Argentina, Malotas is classified as an H5 chondrite, gas-rich, and very little of this material has ever shown up in the meteorite marketplace. The partial slices offered here do not have crust but are still nice clean specimens from an uncommon location. Each will please someone.
MANGWENDI, Zimbabwe - Witnessed Fall SOLD
MANYCH, Russia - Witnessed Fall SOLD
MENOW, Germany - Witnessed Fall SOLD
MARILIA, Brazil - Witnessed Fall SOLD
MARION, Iowa - Witnessed Fall
After detonations, a stone was seen to fall on 25 February 1847, 9 miles south of Marion, Linn County, Iowa. Later, two additional stones were recovered. Marion is classified as an L6 chondrite, veined. Most of this meteorite resides in museums and it is seldom seen in the meteorite market. All of the partial slices offered here will make some collector happy.
MERUA, India - Witnessed Fall
MESSINA, Sicily - Witnessed Fall SOLD
MIFFLIN, Wisconsin - Witnessed Fall
MIGHEI, Ukraine - Witnessed Fall SOLD
MILLBILLILLIE, Australia - Witnessed Fall
A large fireball was observed in October 1960 and an object fell to earth in the Wiluna district, Western Australia. Ten years later the first of the stones were recovered and the meteorite was classified as an Achondrite, monomict Eucrite. Complete stones show a distinctive orange coloration on the exterior. Millbillillie has the typical light gray interior and good fusion crust similar to most Eucrites.
MISSHOF, Latvia - Witnessed Fall SOLD
MODOC, Kansas - Witnessed Fall
MONAHANS (1998), Texas - Witnessed Fall
Two stones fell on 22 March 1998, in the city of Monahans, Ward County, Texas, after a fireball was witnessed over a wide area from the fall site. One of the stones impacted an asphalt city street; the other landed near where some boys were playing basketball. One stone remains with the city of Monahans; the second stone was auctioned and the proceeds set up in college funds for the boys who found it. Monahans is an H5 chondrite with light and dark clasts in a gray-colored pulverized matrix containing grains of purple halite and sylvite. This meteorite is next to impossible to obtain, and then only in tiny fragments. The micros shown here were obtained from Steve Arnold who received them as part his commission in brokering the boy's stone. Each is priced at $30.00.
MONROE, North Carolina - Witnessed Fall
MONZE, Zambia - Witnessed Fall
MOORESFORT, Ireland - Witnessed Fall SOLD
MORAVKA, Czech Republic - Witnessed Fall SOLD