Meteor P.9


Established 1982

METEORITES PAGE 10

Updated  1 January 2018

HONOLULU, Hawaii - Witnessed Fall

The Honolulu meteorite fell on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, on 27 September 1825 and was later classified as an L5 chondrite. Seldom seen in the meteorite collector's market, this fragment weighs 0.93 grams and is priced at a reasonable $558.00. Most of this material resides in museums and meteorite repositories.

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, 7.70 gms.jpg (97374 bytes)
7.7 grams in 5 by 5 cm box, $69.00

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. 
80 grams, $800.00

IBBENBUREN, Germany - Witnessed Fall
 

On 17 June 1870, a mass of ~2 kg fell in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, and was later classified an Achondrite, monomict Diogenite. The clean fragment offered here weighs 0.90 grams and is priced at a very reasonable $900.00. This is a near impossible location to obtain.

INDARCH , Azerbaijan - Witnessed Fall

The Indarch meteorite landed on 7 April 1891 in Elisavetpol, Shusha, Gormy-Karabach, Azerbaijan and was classified an Enstatute chondrite (EH4). Seldom seen in the meteorite market place, the 5.48 grams partial slice offered here is well polished and priced modestly at $1096.00.