Meteor P.17


Established 1982

METEORITES PAGE 17

Updated 6 October 2016

NUEVO MERCURIO, Mexico - Witnessed Fall

A fireball exploded over north-central Mexico on 15 December 1978 and scattered hundreds of stones over a large area in Zacatecas state. Nuevo Mercurio is classified as an H5 chondrite and is usually available as small complete or broken stones. The partial slices shown here are my total inventory and very reasonably priced. 

Nuevo Mercuiro, 3.244 gms.jpg (25042 bytes)
3.244 grams, partial stone, crust, SOLD
Nuevo Mercurio, 2.936 gms.jpg (33588 bytes)
2.936 grams, SOLD crust on curved edges
Nuevo Mercurio, 2.270 gms.jpg (28344 bytes)
2.270 grams, SOLD
Nuevo Mercurio, 3.940 gms.jpg (32896 bytes)
 3.940 grams, $39.40, crust on curved edges
Nuevo Mercurio, 12.3 gms.jpg (60173 bytes)
Near complete stone, ~80% crusted, 12.3 grams. $123.00

NWA 800, Northwest Africa, R4
 
These specimens came from my personal collection piece I obtained several years ago from Rob Elliot. NWA 800 was found in 2000 in the Sahara Desert, Algeria/Morocco, and classified as a Rumuruti, type 4. NWA 800 has outstanding chondrules. 

NWA 800, 2.2 gms.jpg (29541 bytes)
2.20 grams, SOLD
NWA 800, 1.982 GMS.jpg (28917 bytes)
1.98 grams, $39.60
NWA 800, 5.454 GMS.jpg (32752 bytes)
5.454 grams, $109.00
NWA 800, 1.50 gms.jpg (24423 bytes)
1.50 grams, $30.00
NWA 800, 4.11 gms.jpg (31609 bytes)
4.11 grams, $82.25

NWA 1696, Northwest Africa

 

Northwest Africa 1696 was purchased in 2002 in Rissani, Morocco, and was classified as an L3-6 chondrite. Only 213 grams exist. The partial slices offered here are well prepared and reasonably priced. NWA 1696, 6.5 gms.jpg (29376 bytes)
6.5 grams, $65.00
NWA 1696, 5.9 gms.jpg (28250 bytes)
5.9 grams, $59.00
NWA 1696, 7.4 gms.jpg (29641 bytes)
7.4 grams, $74.00

NWA 2798, Northwest Africa

 

Northwest Africa 2798 was purchased in Erfoud, Morocco, in 2005 and was classified as an L3.2 chondrite. The specimen offered here weighs 1.406 gms and is priced at $20.00. NWA 2798, 1.406 gms.jpg (31876 bytes)

NWA 2828, Northwest Africa

Northwest Africa 2828 was purchased by Greg Hupe from a Moroccan dealer in December 2005. I acquired a nice slice sometime ago and never got around to cutting it until recently. NWA 2828 is now classified as an achondrite, Aubrite, with the location shown as either Mauritania or Algeria. Each of these partial slices display quite nicely.

 


NWA 2828, 3.2 gms (a).jpg (51657 bytes)
3.2 grams, $32.00

NWA 2828, 2.5 gms.jpg (47996 bytes)
2.5 grams, $25.00

NWA 2828, 2.5 gms a.jpg (49364 bytes)
2.5 (a) grams, $25.00

  NWA 2828, 4.7 gms.jpg (53326 bytes)
4.7 grams, $47.00

NWA 2828, 2.6 gms.jpg (49172 bytes)
2.6 grams, SOLD

NWA 2828, 3.2 gms.jpg (49220 bytes)
3.2 grams, $32.00

NWA 5919, Northwest Africa

Purchased in Erfoud, Morocco, in 2008, NWA 5919 was classified as an L/LL3. The partial slices offered have crust and outstanding chondrules. This meteorite is as nice as they come. NWA 5919, 3.6 gms.jpg (71775 bytes)
3.6 grams, in a 5 cm by 5 cm clear plastic box, $54.00
NWA 5919, 3.7 gms.jpg (73307 bytes)
3.7 grams, in a 5 cm by 5 cm clear plastic box, SOLD
NWA 5919, 8.8 gms.jpg (97805 bytes)
8.8 grams, in a 5 cm by 5 cm clear plastic box, SOLD


NWA 7397, Northwest Africa

Purchased in June 2012, and later classified as an SNC (Martian Shergottite), this meteorite is one of the least expensive of all Martian material. Only a single stone of 2.13 kg was recovered; most of which resides in private hands. 

NWA 7397, 0.52 gms.jpg (44258 bytes)
0.52 grams, SOLD
NWA 7397, 0.58 gms.jpg (44407 bytes)
0.58 grams, SOLD
NWA 7397, 0.78 gms.jpg (45431 bytes)
0.78 grams, SOLD
NWA 7397, 0.96 gms.jpg (45300 bytes)
0.96 grams, $240.00
NWA 7397, 1.13 gms.jpg (43264 bytes)
1.13 grams, $282.50