Meteor P.11


Established 1982

METEORITES PAGE 16

Updated 10 February 2018

MISSHOF, Latvia - Witnessed Fall

The Misshof meteorite fell on 10 April 1890 in Latvia and was classified as an H5 chondrite. This is another seldom seen location and quite difficult to obtain. The fragment offered here weighs 1.42 grams and is reasonably priced at $365.00.

MREIRA, Mauritania - Witnessed Fall

Mreira is listed as a probable fall in the Meteoritical Bulletin. A fireball was witnessed by several school children who saw the fireball explode and heard detonations near the village of Mehaires, Western Sahara. Many pieces were collected approximately 40 km south of Mehaires, near Mreira, Tres Zemmour, Mauritania, a few says after the event. Therefore, this is a probable fall associated with the fireball of 16 December 2012. The classification is an L6 chondrite. The crusted broken stone offered here weighs 4.15 grams and is priced at SOLD

MOUNT EGERTON, Australia

This meteorite was found near Mount Egerton in the Gascoyne River vicinity, Western Australia, Australia before 1941. Numerous pieces of this achondrite, Aubrite, have been found and distributed among meteorite repositories and collectors. All pieces have the familiar "orange" coloration.
0.6 grams (a), SOLD

0.6 grams (b), $10.80

MOUNT TAZERZAIT, Niger - Witnessed Fall 

A single stone was seen to fall by a Tuareg boy on 21 August 1991, and many pieces were distributed by a Tuareg man. The fall occurred in Tahoua, Niger, and the meteorite was classified as an L5 chondrite. Even though the total weight was large (110 kg), very little of this meteorite has entered the marketplace. This is not an easy location to obtain.
 

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3.17 grams, $25.40
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5.25 grams, $42.00
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4.05 grams, $32.40

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana - Witnessed Fall   

 

On the afternoon of 23 September 2003, in New Orleans, Louisiana, a meteorite crashed through the two-story house of Ray and Judy Fausset who were not at home at the time. Neighbors noted a loud noise and a fireball were observed. The meteorite main mass was located in the crawl space under the house. Fragments of the meteorite were found within the house and about 100 grams of material were found outside the house. New Orleans is classified as an H5 chondrite. Because of the moisture in the crawl space and the high humidity in New Orleans, many specimens show oxidation, Only about 1 kg of material was sold by the Fausset's; the residual material was lost in the Katrina hurricane. The pristine crusted partial slice offered here weighs 4.37 grams, is housed in a clear plastic 5 by 5 cm box, and is priced at a very reasonable SOLD New Orleans, 4.37 gms.jpg (90874 bytes)