Meteor P.17


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METEORITES PAGE 17

Updated 20 February 2018

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 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, 1.982 GMS.jpg (28917 bytes)
1.98 grams, $39.60
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1.50 grams, $22.50

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, $52.00
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5.9 grams, $47.00
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7.4 grams, $44.40

NWA 2798, Northwest Africa

 

Northwest Africa 2798 was purchased in Morocco, in 2006 and was classified as an H5 chondrite. The specimen offered here weighs 7.4 grams and is priced at $10.00. 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
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2.5 grams, $25.00
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2.5 (a) grams, $25.00
  NWA 2828, 4.7 gms.jpg (53326 bytes)
4.7 grams, $33.00
  NWA 2828, 3.2 gms.jpg (49220 bytes)
3.2 grams, $22.40

NWA 2975 Paired, Northwest Africa

Northwest Africa 2975 was purchased in Morocco in 2005 and subsequently classified as an Achondrite, Martian, basaltic Shergottite (SNC). The pieces shown here were part of a collection I purchased and were reported to have been originally obtained from "The Big Kahuna" in Hawaii. Each specimen is displayed in a 3.5 cm by 5.5 cm plastic case.
 

0.14 grams, $21.00

0.25 grams, $37.50

0.31 grams, a, $46.50

0.27 grams, $40.50

0.18 grams, $27.00

0.31 grams, b, $46.50

NWA 4528, Northwest Africa

 
Northwest Africa 4528 was purchased in Morocco, in 2006 and was classified as an H5 chondrite. The specimen offered here weighs 7.4 grams and is priced at SOLD NWA 2798, 1.406 gms.jpg (31876 bytes)

 

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
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3.7 grams, in a 5 cm by 5 cm clear plastic box, SOLD
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8.8 grams, in a 5 cm by 5 cm clear plastic box, SOLD


NWA 6356, Northwest Africa

 
Northwest Africa 6355 was purchased in June 2010 by a consortium of buyers and classified as a Lunar meteorite, feldspathic breccia. The TKW was only 760 grams. The specimen shown here was acquired in a collection I purchased and retains the original label from Matt Morgan. The specimen weighs 0.156 grams and is reasonably priced at SOLD


NWA 11182, Northwest Africa

Northwest Arica 11182 was purchased at the 2017 Tucson Show and weighed only 60 grams. Subsequently, it was classified as a Lunar meteorite, feldspathic breccia. The white felldspathic clasts are readily visible against a dark-grey background. The well prepared partial slices shown here have the noted weights and prices shown in the individual boxes.

 

0.60 grams, $120.00

0.73 grams, $146.00

0.67 grams, $134.00

0.63 grams, SOLD

1.27 grams, $254.00

1.7 grams, $340.00

2.0 grams, $400.00