METEORITES PAGE 15
Updated 16 October 2016
LEMMON, South Dakota
LOST CITY, Oklahoma - Witnessed Fall
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.
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.
MONAHANS (1998), Texas - Witnessed Fall
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.