Meteor P.10a


Established 1982

METEORITES PAGE 15

Updated  26 July 2017

LEMMON, South Dakota

A 6.68 kg stone was found by a women in Perkins County, South Dakota, sometime before 1984, and was placed in her driveway border until it was recognized as a meteorite and purchased in 1998. Lemmon was classified as an H5 chondrite and a only a few slices were removed prior to the main mass being sold to a private collector. Only ~300 grams of this meteorite are available to the collector. South Dakota meteorites are seldom available in the collector's market.

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6.7 grams, SOLD, in 50 mm by 50 mm box
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4.224 grams, SOLD, in 50 mm by 50 mm box

LICKING, Missouri


18.4 grams, $368.00

37.7 grams, SOLD

57.8 grams, $700.00

65.6 grams, SOLD
The Licking meteorite was found by Dan and James Goes on their property while hunting with a metal detector. Found just below the surface in a bank in June 2015, the stone weighed 8.068 kg and was later classified as an Iron, IVA, fine Octahedrite. Licking is the newest Missouri find. Most of the meteorite ended up in meteorite repositories.

LOST CITY, Oklahoma - Witnessed Fall  

On the evening of 3 January 1970, this meteorite collided with Earth near Lost City, Cherokee County, Oklahoma. Lost City is classified as an H5 chondrite and is of significant historical importance as it is the only meteorite observed by the Prairie Photographic Network. Both specimens offered here are well cut and polished. Lost City, 0.574 gms.jpg (27925 bytes)
0.574 grams, crust on upper edge, $115.00
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0.91 grams, $182.00

MANYCH, Germany - Witnessed Fall

The Manych stone fell on 20 October 1951 in the northern part of the Arzgir District, Stavropol Territory, Russia, and was later classified as an LL3.4 chondrite, unequillibrated. The stone weighed ~1.86 kg. The clean partial slice offered here shows excellent chondrules, weighs 1.45 grams, and is priced at $290.00. Another difficult location to obtain.

 

MALOTAS, Argentina - Witnessed Fall

On the afternoon of 22 June 1931 a large shower of stones fell over a large area NE of Malotas, Salavina department, Santiago del Estero, Argentina, Malotas is classified as an H5 chondrite, gas-rich, and very little of this material has ever shown up in the meteorite marketplace. The partial slices offered here do not have crust but are still nice clean specimens from an uncommon location. Each will please someone.

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4.515 grams, SOLD
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4.848 grams, SOLD
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1.19 grams, SOLD
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4.30 grams, SOLD
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37.8 grams, $340.00

MENOW, Germany - Witnessed Fall

The Menow stone fell on 7 October 1862 near Furstenburg, Brandenburg, Germany, and weighed ~10.5 kg. Classified as an H4 chondrite, Menow is another scarce and difficult location to obtain. The well cut and polished partial slice offered here weighs 1.65 grams and is priced below market at SOLD

MILLBILLILLIE, Australia - Witnessed Fall

A large fireball was observed in October 1960 and an object fell to earth in the Wiluna district, Western Australia. Ten years later the first of the stones were recovered and the meteorite was classified as an Achondrite, monomict Eucrite. Complete stones show a distinctive orange coloration on the exterior. Millbillillie has the typical light gray interior and good fusion crust similar to most Eucrites.

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0.785 grams, $19.65
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0.553 grams, $13.80
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0.29 grams, $14.50
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1.452 grams, crust, SOLD
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4.1 grams, $82.00
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1.16 grams, in a 5 cm by 5 cm clear plastic box. NEMS label, SOLD

MONAHANS (1998), Texas - Witnessed Fall Sold out

Two stones fell on 22 March 1998, in the city of Monahans, Ward County, Texas, after a fireball was witnessed over a wide area from the fall site. One of the stones impacted an asphalt city street; the other landed near where some boys were playing basketball. One stone remains with the city of Monahans; the second stone was auctioned and the proceeds set up in college funds for the boys who found it. Monahans is an H5 chondrite with light and dark clasts in a gray-colored pulverized matrix containing grains of purple halite and sylvite. This meteorite is next to impossible to obtain, and then only in tiny fragments. The micros shown here were obtained from Steve Arnold (Arkansas) who received them as part his commission in brokering the boy's stone. Each is priced at $25.00.