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METEORITES PAGE 13

Updated 8 February 2018

KAINSAZ, Russia - Witnessed Fall  

Some 15 stones were seen to fall near Kainsaz, Tatarskaya, Muslyumovskij district, Russia, on 13 September 1937. Kainsaz is classified as a Carbonaceous chondrite, CO3.2 and is not often seen in the meteorite marketplace. These are well cut and polished part slices. Kainsaz, 3.124 gms.jpg (30606 bytes)
3.124 grams, crust on upper edge, $109.00
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4.22 grams, crust on upper edge, $147.50

KALUMBI, India - Witnessed Fall 

At an unknown date in 1879, the Kalumbi meteorite fell in Maharashtra, India, and was later classified as an L6 chondrite. The fragment offered here weighs 0.54 grams and is priced at a very reasonable SOLD

KATOL, India - Witnessed Fall  

On the afternoon of 22 May 2012, a brilliant fireball, with detonations, was witnessed by numerous residents near Katol, Nagpur district, India. Numerous stones were recovered and most were covered with a rich black fusion crust. The matrix is a light gray material with numerous tiny green crystals which do not appear to be olivine. Katol was classified as an L6 chondrite. Please note that these pieces are the high-metal content material and were brought out prior to the rains. Most samples I have seen were obviously subjected to moisture indicating this meteorite is an easy rusting one. There are at least 3 meteorite repositories doing research on this fall. The slices below were cut by Matt Morgan on his wire saw using alcohol so they have not been exposed to moisture. All have fusion crust.

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2.194 grams, $131.60
Katol, 2.190 gms.jpg (86886 bytes)
2.190 grams, $131.40

KENNA, New Mexico

A single stone was found North and East of Kenna in Roosevelt County, New Mexico, about 1972. Kenna is a rare classification of meteorite, a Urellite. Kenna, and other Urellites, are Olivine-pigeonite achondrites with carbon in the form of graphite and contain microscopic diamonds. Some meteorite scientists theorize that Kenna may have originated from a source in the orbit of Mercury, or possibly Mercury itself. Whatever the source, Kenna is a beautiful meteorite with a bluish cast to the matrix. This material was originally purchased from Bob Haag many years ago. Seldom available in the meteorite market, here is an opportunity to acquire an excellent specimen from a classic location.

Kenna, 1.81 gms.jpg (27134 bytes)
1.81 grams, 181.00
Kenna, 2.79 gms.jpg (31090 bytes)
2.79 grams, $279.00