Meteor P.6

Established 1982


Updated 5 July 2013

DANVILLE, Alabama - Witnessed Fall  


After detonations, several stones fell but only one was recovered with a weight of about 2 kg. Danville fell on 27 November 1868 in Morgan County, Alabama, and was classified as an L5 chondrite, brecciated, veined. Very little of this meteorite exists outside of museums and meteorite repositories and is nearly impossible to obtain. The crusted fragment offered here weighs 1.11 grams and is priced at $300.00. Danville, 1.11 gms.jpg (24880 bytes)


DASHOGUZ, Turkmenistan - Witnessed Fall  


After the appearance of a fireball near the city of Dashoguz, Turkmenistan, on 5 September 1998, a single stone fell. A few weeks later a small crater was found and the meteorite was recovered. Most of the meteorite was under water and brown in color. I was fortunate to obtain a clean light gray undamaged fragment from the outer rim of the crater. Dashoguz was classified an H5 chondrite. The partial slice offered here weighs 2.186 grams, is crusted on the top edge, and is priced realistically at $218.00. I sold a couple of partial slices earlier but somehow this specimen was "lost" in my inventory until I was checking some other specimens and realized it had never been offered for sale.  Dashouguz, 2.186.jpg (35978 bytes)

DAULE, Ecuador - Witnessed Fall

The Meteoritical Bulletin states "People in Daule and the surrounding region heard a series of loud detonations and, moments later, two stones were seen to fall. A single stone fell outside a home next to the Daule river, Guyas, Ecuador. The homeowner was less than 5 meters from the stone which penetrated nearly 1 meter into the mud and bounced out, landing on the surface. He picked up the stone moments later. Another stone was reported to have impacted in a flooded rice paddy and sent a fountain of water several meters into the air; this stone has not been recovered." This meteorite landed about 9:00 am on 23 March 2008 and the homeowner hid the stone in his house until it was rescued by Hans Koser and Mike Farmer. Most of this meteorite has been dispersed to museums and collections; therefore, not much is available in the marketplace. Even though it has been classified as an L5 chondrite, there is a nice mix of metal in every partial slice. The crust on this meteorite is very thin and irregular on the edges.

Additional information: There were 3 stones seen to fall; 2 were recovered quickly after the fall. The 3rd stone landed in  about 1.5 meters of water in a rice paddy but has not been recovered. One stone of ~5 kg was taken by the police and sent to Quito for study and, most likely, will never be released. The 2nd stone of ~6.5 kg is the one hidden by the finder for approximately 18 months until Hans and Mike acquired it. Less than 1.5 kg are available to the collector,

Daule is the only known meteorite from Ecuador - and a witnessed fall!!!


Daule, 4.110 gms.jpg (41472 bytes)
4.110 grams, $184.95
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2.100 grams, crust on upper edge, SOLD
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1.828 grams, $82.25
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8.6 grams, crust on curved edge, SOLD. In glass mount
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1.786 grams, $80.35
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2.280 grams, SOLD

DAVY (a), Texas


Found in De Witt County, Texas, in 1940, this meteorite was reclassified as an L4 chondrite. With a deep rich brown matrix, Davy (a) is another example of an inexpensive Texas location. Davy (a), 1.636 gms.jpg (34012 bytes)
1.636 grams, SOLD
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4.600 grams, $11.50
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5.144 grams, SOLD
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2.630 grams, SOLD


DEMINA, Russia - Witnessed Fall SOLD 

DESURI, India - Witnessed Fall  SOLD

DHOFAR  700, Oman

DHURMSALA, India - Witnessed Fall  SOLD

DIEP RIVER, South Africa - Witnessed Fall  


On 4 November 1906 a single stone of ~1kg fell through the iron  roof of a house located on a farm called Hermitage in Cape Province, South Africa. The stone is an L6 chondrite and only a few grams are noted as outside the South African Museum in Cape Town. This is an extremely rare meteorite, one of those nearly impossible to get locations. The material offered here originally came from the American Museum of Natural History, New York.
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0.690 grams, crust on upper edge, $241.50
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0.600 grams (a), $210.00
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0.560 grams, $196.00
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0.526 grams, $184.00
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 0.424 grams,  SOLD
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0.600 grams (b), $210.00


Several stones were found in Castro County, Texas, about 1942. Classified as an H3.7 chondrite, unequilibrated, regolith breccia, Dimmitt is one of the few H3's available at a reasonable price. These slices originated from the Monnig Collection at TCU.  Dimmitt, 19.3 gms.jpg (77996 bytes)
19.3 grams, $48.25
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22.8 grams, $57.00
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3.316 grams, $9.95
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4.13 grams, $12.40
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3.45 grams, $10.35
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2.90 grams, $8.70
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2.95 grams, $8.85
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3.39 grams, $10.15

DOKACHI, Bangladesh - Witnessed Fall  

After the appearance of a fireball and detonations, a shower of stones fell on 22 October 1903 in several villages in Munshigan, Dacca, Bangladesh. Twenty four stones were recovered with a TKW of 3.84 kg, most of which is retained in Calcutta, India. Classified as an H5 chondrite, veined, Dokachi is very difficult to acquire. The specimen offered here weighs 0.716 grams and is priced at $150.00, less than the previous owner paid for it. Dokachi, 0.716 gms.jpg (31488 bytes)