METEORITES PAGE 2
Updated 1 January
|The Aiquile meteorite fell in the
Cochabamba district of Bolivia on 20 November 2016 and was later
classified as an H5 chondrite. The main bolide fragmented over the
Tablamayu community. Most of this meteorite is retained within Bolivia
and only a small amount of material is available to the collector. The
fragment offered here weighs 1.1 grams and is priced at $75.00.
|Found in 2000near
Meknes-Tafilalet, High Atlas Mountains, Morocco, Agoudal is classified
as an Iron, IIAB.
21.6 grams, $54.00
single 66.5 grams stone was found by a rockbound near Aldama, Chihuahua, Mexico,
in the summer of 1996. Aldama (b) is classified as an H5
chondrite. I had the opportunity to purchase a slice from the Hupe Brothers and
cut it into macro specimens. Each of the slices is well polished; the fragment
broke off the specimen I was cutting. Here is an opportunity to acquire a very
low weight Mexican meteorite at a very reasonable price.
1.76 grams, $17.60
ALFIANELLO, Italy - Witnessed
historic Italian fall from 16 February 1883, Alfianello is an Ordinary
chondrite, L6. This meteorite fell near Brescia, Lombardy, Italy, and is not
available to collectors. The attractive partial slices offered here were cut from
a block of material which came from the Mineralogical
Museum, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany. The large slice was in
my collection for several years; it originally came via Bob Haag from the Humboldt University.
1.85 grams, $92.50
2.58 grams, $129.00
ALLENDE, Mexico - Witnessed
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ALMAHATA SITTA, Sudan - Witnessed Fall
|According to the Meteoritical
Bulletin, a small asteroid named 2008TC3 was discovered by the
automated Catalina Sky Survey telescope on Mount Lemmon, Tucson,
Arizona, and determined to be on a collision course with Earth.
Numerous astronomical observatories followed the asteroid until it
entered Earth's atmosphere. On 7 June 2008 the mass exploded over
the Nubian Desert, Nahr an Nil, in northern Sudan. A search
expedition was organized by the University of Khartoum and hundreds
of small meteorite specimens were recovered. This meteorite has been
classified as an achondrite, Urelilie, polymict, anomalous. The
specimen boxes offered here were in a collection I purchased and
priced quite reasonably.
0.06 grams, $36.00
0.15 grams, $90.00
ASH CREEK, Texas - Witnessed Fall
|The Ash Creek meteorite fell near
the town of West, McLennan County, Texas on 15 February 2009 and was
later classified as an L6 chondrite.
2.09 grams, $73.00
2.20 grams, crust on upper edge, $77.00
1.37 grams, crust on right edge, $55.00
ATARRA, India - Witnessed
|On 23 December 1920,
three stones fell at Turra village, 4 miles from Atarra railway
station, Banda district, Manikpur, Uttar Pradesh, India, and were
recovered. Less than 200 grams are shown outside India. Atarra is an
L4 chondrite, black, veined, and is seldom seen in the meteorite
marketplace. The specimen offered here weighs 0.46 grams and is
reasonably priced at $200.00. As any serious meteorite collector
knows, witnessed falls from India are
difficult to obtain.