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Updated 31 November 2016

KABO, Nigeria - Witnessed Fall

On the evening of 27 April 1971 four stones were witnessed to fall near the village of Kabo, Gwarzo district, Kano State, Nigeria. Kabo is an H4 chondrite, xenolithic, and shows a nicely mixed gray and light brownish matrix with good metal flecking. Only slightly more than a kilo of material is available outside Nigeria.  Kabo, 4.729 gms.jpg (35386 bytes)
4.729 grams, SOLD
Kabo, 20.36 gms.jpg (382232 bytes)
20.3 grams, near full slice, SOLD

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, 2.80 gms.jpg (89648 bytes)
2.80 grams, $112.00
Kainsaz, 3.124 gms.jpg (30606 bytes)
3.124 grams, crust on upper edge, SOLD
Kainsaz, 4.226 gms.jpg (32187 bytes)
4.226 grams, crust on upper edge, $189.00

KAPOETA, Sudan - Witnessed Fall 

A single stone fell on 22 April 1942 in front of an armored column on the Kapoeta-Nathalani road in Equatoria, Sudan. Kapoeta is classified as an achondrite, Howardite, brecciated. Most of the material remains within the Geological Survey, Khartoum, Sudan, and is seldom available in the collector's market. The specimen offered here weighs 1.018 grams and is reasonably priced at $300.00. Kapoeta, 1.018 gms.jpg (30794 bytes)

KARON, Texas

The Karon meteorite was found on 20 November 2004 by a deer hunter near the small town of Karon, Texas. The total mass was 4498 grams before cutting. Karon is an H5 chondrite, currently undergoing analysis at NASA ,and the official report will be forthcoming in the near future. The partial slice offered here weighs
139.4 grams, 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.

Katol, 1.680 gms.jpg (85069 bytes)
1.680 grams,
SOLD
Katol, 2.420 gms.jpg (78789 bytes)
2.420 grams, $145.20
Katol, 2.194 gms.jpg (86448 bytes)
2.194 grams, $131.60
Katol, 1.860 gms.jpg (85398 bytes)
1.860 grams, SOLD
Katol, 2.190 gms.jpg (86886 bytes)
2.190 grams, $131.40
Katol, 1.090 gms.jpg (32886 bytes)
1.090 grams, SOLD

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, 2.83 gms.jpg (80935 bytes)
2.83 grams, SOLD
Kenna, 1.81 gms.jpg (27134 bytes)
1.81 grams, 181.00
Kenna, 2.10 gms.jpg (30300 bytes)
2.10 grams, SOLD
Kenna, 2.79 gms.jpg (31090 bytes)
2.79 grams, $279.00
Kenna, 3.99 gms.jpg (34140 bytes)
3.990 grams, $400.00