Meteor P.11


Established 1982


METEORITES PAGE 16

Updated 26 July 2013

MOSS, Norway - Witnessed Fall

After the appearance of a fireball witnessed by many people, a small shower of stones fell on 14 July 2006 and five stones were recovered. The fall occurred in Ostfold, Norway. Moss is classified as a Carbonaceous chondrite, CO3.6 and only 3.76 kg exist. The partial slice offered here weighs 0.522 grams and is priced at a reasonable $90.00. Moss, 0.522 gms.jpg (24999 bytes)

MOUNT EGERTON, Australia

This meteorite was found prior to 1941 about 12 miles Northeast of Mount Egerton, in the Gascoyne River area of Western Australia. Only small fragments are found, most less than one gram. Mount Egerton consists of iron-rich enstatite crystals which have discolored by weathering. It is classified as a Ca-poor anomalous Aubrite. Not often available, these are very clean fragments. Priced at only $12.00 per gram, these are attractive and reasonably priced specimens. My records indicate that I purchased a small bag of fragments from Blaine Reed in Tucson in 1998. These have been "lost" in my boxes of miscellaneous stuff for awhile.

MOUNT PADBURY, Australia

First found in 1964 in the Meekatharra district of Western Australia, this interesting Stony-iron is classified as a Mesosiderite, subgroup A1. Mount Padbury is seldom seen in the meteorite market, and typically only as fragments. Offered here are two single stones and two cut and diamond lapped small fragments. Prices are well below what other dealers are asking for this attractive Mesosiderite.

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3.5 grams,
$43.75
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7.7 grams, $96.25

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3.2 grams, SOLD

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5.4 grams, SOLD

MOUNT TAZERZAIT, Niger - Witnessed Fall  

A single stone was seen to fall by a Tuareg boy on 21 August 1991, and many pieces were distributed by a Tuareg man. The fall occurred in Tahoua, Niger, and the meteorite was classified as an L5 chondrite. Even though the total weight was large (110 kg), very little of this meteorite has entered the marketplace. This is not an easy location to obtain. Mount Tazerzait, 8.57 gms.jpg (92950 bytes)
8.57 grams, in 5 by 5 cm clear plastic box  $72.00
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2.122 grams, SOLD
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6.74 grams, $60.65
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3.172 grams, $28.50
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5.250 grams, $47.25
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4.050 grams, $36.45
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3.804 grams, $34.20

MOUNT VERNON, Kentucky SOLD

MUONIONALUSTA, Sweden  SOLD

MURCHISON, Australia - Witnessed Fall  SOLD

MURRAY, Kentucky - Witnessed Fall   

On the afternoon of 20 September 1950, a fireball was seen and a loud explosion was heard some 30 seconds later. The meteorite landed 9 miles east of Murray, in Calloway County, near Wildcat Creek, on Kentucky Lake. Only a few hundred grams are available outside the Smithsonian and ASU. The clean fragment offered here weighs 2.70 grams, has the Smithsonian number 1769 on one edge, and is priced at a very reasonable SOLD. A great museum specimen for a serious meteorite collector.  Murray, 2.70 gms.jpg (32167 bytes)

NADIABONDI, Burkina Faso - Witnessed Fall  SOLD

NAKHLA, Egypt - Witnessed Fall  SOLD

NARYILCO, Australia  SOLD

NERFT, Latvia - Witnessed Fall  SOLD

NEW HALFA, Sudan - Witnessed Fall  SOLD

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana - Witnessed Fall   

 

On the afternoon of 23 September 2003, in New Orleans, Louisiana, a meteorite crashed through the two-story house of Ray and Judy Fausset who were not at home at the time. Neighbors noted a loud noise and a fireball were observed. The meteorite main mass was located in the crawl space under the house. Fragments of the meteorite were found within the house and about 100 grams of material were found outside the house. New Orleans is classified as an H5 chondrite. Because of the moisture in the crawl space and the high humidity in New Orleans, many specimens show oxidation, Only about 1 kg of material was sold by the Fausset's; the residual material was lost in the Katrina hurricane. The pristine crusted partial slice offered here weighs 4.37 grams, is housed in a clear plastic 5 by 5 cm box, and is priced at a very reasonable $437.00. New Orleans, 4.37 gms.jpg (90874 bytes)


NINGBO, China - Witnessed Fall  SOLD

NINGQIANG, China - Witnessed Fall  

 

After detonations, a single stone, broken into 4 parts, was recovered. The fall occurred on 25 June 1983 in Ningqiang County, Shanxi China, and only ~100 grams has been released from the Purple Mountain Observatory in Nanjiang, China. Ningqiang is classified as a Carbonaceous chondrite, type 3, ungrouped (C3-UGR). A rare and seldom seen meteorite, this micro will fill a hole in some collection. The specimen came from NEMS and is priced $200.00, less than the previous owner paid for it. Ningqiang, micro.jpg (22108 bytes)

NOBLESVILLE, Indiana - Witnessed Fall  SOLD