Meteor P.19

Established 1982


Updated 20 February 2018

PAVLODAR, Kazakhstan - Witnessed Fall

The Pavlodar meteorite fell in Kazakhstan during 1938 and was later classified as an H5 chondrite. The single stone weighed 142.5 grams, of which most resides in the Kazakhstan. The cut fragment offered here weighs 1.7 grams and is priced at $1000.00. I could find only one sale within the past few years and the selling price was more than $900.00 per gram. My price for this elusive fall location is less than $600.00 per gram.

PLAINVIEW (1917), Texas

The Plainview (1917) meteorite was found in Hale County, Texas, in 1917 and became part of the Monning collection at TCU. There are other "Plainview" meteorites with different references. Plainview (1917) is an H5 chondrite with gorgeous metal flecking. The partial slice, with crust on the non-cut edges, is from the Monning collection and retains the M5.7 reference on the outer edge. It is priced very reasonably at $460.00 and should become a centerpiece for a Monning collector.


POHLITZ, Germany - Witnessed Fall 

A single stone of ~3 kg fell on 13 October 1819 between Pohlitz and Langenberg, Sachsen, Germany, and most of the meteorite resides in European museums. This L5 chondrite, veined, is seldom seen in the meteorite market. I have reference to two sales, one for $2708.00 per gram, and one for $4812.00 per gram. The fragment offered here is priced much more reasonably at less than ~600.00 per gram. Pohlitz, 0.67 gms.jpg (33602 bytes)
0.67 grams, $400.00

PORANGBA, Brazil - Witnessed Fall

On 9 January 2015, a day time fireball was witnessed over a large area of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and on the same day the first stone was recovered. Additional stones were found shortly thereafter bringing the TKW to 976 grams. Porangba was classified as an L4 chondrite. Most of this meteorite is held by two individuals; only a few grams have been released to collectors. The specimen offered here broke off the specimen I purchased from Andre Moutinho. It weighs 0.3 grams and is reasonably priced at SOLD. Here is an opportunity to acquire a difficult meteorite for your collection.

RENFROW, Oklahoma    

According to the Meteoritical Bulletin, an 81.6 kg stone was found in 1986 in Grant County, Oklahoma, while terracing a previously unfarmed hillside.

2.7 grams, SOLD

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9.0 grams, $27.00

ROCHESTER, Indiana - Witnessed Fall  

According to the Meteoritical Bulletin, after passage eastward for more than a 1000 miles of luminous meteors over the United States from Kansas to Ohio, and detonations, a single stone of 340 grams fell on 21 December 1876 about 3 miles NW of Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana. This is an incredibly difficult location to obtain and seldom seen for sale or trade. Rochester is classified as an H6 chondrite. The partial slice offered here weighs 1.07 grams and is reasonably priced at $600.00. Rochester, 1.07 gms.jpg (31028 bytes)


The Round Top (b) meteorite was acquired by O. E. Monning after canvassing the Round Top area of Fayette County, Texas, in 1939. The classification is an H4 chondrite. The main mass resides in the TCU Monning collection in Ft. Worth, Texas. The partial slice offered here weighs 13.7 grams and is priced at $82.00, well below the going price.


The Meteoritical Bulletin states that this meteorite was found by farmers while plowing. It was classified as an Iron, high-Ni, high-Au, low Ir member of the IIIAB group. The micro offered here was in a collection I purchased. It is priced at SOLD

SALAICES, Mexico  

A single mass was found by a Mexican farmer in his field within the Allende strewnfield SW of Salaices, Chihuahua, Mexico, in the winter of 1971. The meteorite was classified as an H4 chondrite. A second stone was found in 1981 about 7 km from the initial find.

1.4 grams, $4.50

3.6 grams, $11.00

2.7 grams, SOLD

1.3 grams, $4.00
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5.22 grams, $16,00

1.0 grams, $3.00

SARATOV, Russia - Witnessed Fall 

After the appearance of a fireball and detonations, several stones fell on 6 September 1918 at Donguz and Belaya Gora, Saratov region, Russia, and were recovered. Classified as an L4 chondrite Saratov is quite friable. All of these specimens exhibit good chondrules and are well prepared.

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10 grams, $40.00

7.66 grams, $30.65
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3.27 grams, $13.00
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6.2 grams, in a 5 x 5 cm plastic box, $24.80
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7.8 grams, in a 5 x 5 cm plastic box, $31.20
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7.3 grams, $29.20
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7.2 grams, in a 5 by 5 cm plastic box, $28.80

9.6 grams, $38.40

SARICICEK, Turkey - Witnessed Fall

According to the Meteoritical Bulletin, a bright bolide was seen and heard in Bingol province, Turkey, and recorded on several video security cameras on 2 September 2015. The next day people found pea-sized meteorites on the street and in yards. Saricicek is classified as an HED achondrite (Howardite) and approximately 15.2 kg were recovered. Obviously, witnessed falls of Howardites are rare. The specimens offered here are pristine with beautiful crust.


0.09 grams, nearly 100% crusted edge,$12.00

2.23 grams, nicely crusted cut fragment, $167.00