Meteor P.11

Established 1982


Updated 26 July 2017

MOUNT EGERTON, Australia  

Known in 1941, the material was found near Mount Egerton, in the Gascoyne River vicinity, Western Australia. Mount Egerton is a stony-iron, achondrite, Aubrite, iron-rich, anomalous meteorite.  Mount Egerton, 0.60 gms.jpg (28609 bytes)
0.60 grams, SOLD
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0.50 grams, SOLD
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micro, SOLD
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0.51 grams, SOLD


First found in 1964 in the Meekatharra district of Western Australia, this interesting Stony-iron is classified as a Mesosiderite, subgroup A1. Mount Padbury is seldom seen in the meteorite market, and typically only as fragments.  Prices are well below what other dealers are asking for this attractive Mesosiderite.

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2.6 grams, $26.00
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3.5 grams,
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7.7 grams,

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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8.57 grams, in 5 by 5 cm clear plastic box  $68.50
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6.74 grams, $53.90
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3.172 grams, $25.40
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5.250 grams, $42.00
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4.050 grams, $32.40
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3.804 grams, SOLD

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 $400.00. New Orleans, 4.37 gms.jpg (90874 bytes)

    NINGQIANG, China - Witnessed Fall

On 25 June 1987, a single stone of ~4.61 kg fell in Ningqiang County, Shanxi Province, China. The main part of this fall is housed in Department of Geology, Nanjing University, and only a few grams were permitted to be exported from China. Classified as a Carbonaceous chondrite, CV3, this meteorite will make a great addition to someones collection. The partial slice shown here weighs 1.32 grams and is priced at a modest SOLD