Meteor P.14


Established 1982

METEORITES PAGE 20

Updated 20 February 2018

SERES, Greece - Witnessed Fall

According to the MetBase, a single stone of ~8.5 kg fell in June 1818 in Macedonia, Greece. Seres was classified as an H4 chondrite, black. Only a very few grams of this meteorite are in private hands, the main mass residing in the Museum of Natural History in Vienna. Seres is the only documented Greek meteorite. The partial slice offered here came from the collection of a deceased professor at Harvard University. This meteorite location is next to impossible to acquire and you may never see a specimen again.
3.44 grams, in 5 cm by 5 cm box, $500.0

1.56 grams, $234.00

SERRA PELADA - Witnessed Fall

The Serra Pelada meteorite fell on 29 June 2017 near the Rita Lima de Souza school in Serra Pelada, Brazil. The meteorite is classified as an achondrite, Eucrite, genomict breccia. The specimen offered here weighs 1.45 grams and is priced at SOLD

SEYMCHAN, Russia

In 1967, two masses were found in a stream flowing into the Hekandue River, Magadan district, Russia. They were solid iron meteorite material, coarse octahedrite, IIE, ungrouped. More recently, meteorite hunters recovered additional masses; a few rare pieces contained olivine crystals. Therefore, Seymchan is an Iron/Pallasite. The specimens shown here contain  excellent gemmy olivine crystals similar to Esquel and Imilac, except darker in color. Seymchan has proven to be stable and provides another Pallasite location for the collector. All of these partial slices are mirror polished on one side and smooth on the opposite side.


6.5 grams, $104.00

12.7 grams, $203.00

17 grams, $204.00 due to less Peridot

18 grams, $216.00 due to less Peridot

93.2 grams partial slice, $233.00

SIDI ALI OU AZZA - Witnessed Fall

Here is another outstanding witnessed fall from Morocco. The Sidi Ali Ou Azza meteorite fell to earth on 22 Feb 2016 near Guelmim-Es-Semara, Morocco, with only 1500 grams recovered. Classified as an L4 chondrite, the cut surface reveals an abundance of small well defined chondrules. The cut fragment offered here is well crusted on the exterior and weighs 2.0 grams. Reasonably priced at $44.00.

SIKHOTE-ALIN, Russia (See page 23)


SPRINGWATER, Canada 

Three masses were found in 1931 near Springwater, 100 miles west of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Springwater is classified as a Stony-iron, Pallasite, ungrouped, rounded olivine shape. Even though not quite as translucent as some other Pallasites, it is nonetheless a very striking meteorite. These partial slices are from a thick slice I removed from my collection which was highly polished on one side and etched on the other; therefore, some slices have an etched surface while others have the more traditional polished surface. All are very nice specimens and will make attractive additions to most any meteorite collection.

 

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4.56 grams, polished, $159.85
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4.75 grams, in plastic box, $128.00

SUCCESS, Arkansas - Witnessed Fall

One mass of ~3.5kg was seen to fall on 18 April 1924 in Clay County, Arkansas. Success is an L6 chondrite and essentially unavailable to collectors. Each of the specimens offered here come with a copy of Dr. Jim Schwade's label and a copy of the USNM label. There will be no more! Success, 0.92 gms.jpg (28542 bytes)
0.92 grams, $230.00

SULAGIRI, India - Witnessed Fall   


This meteorite fell on 12 September 2008 in Hosur Taluk, Krishnagiri district, Tamil Nada, India. Officially classified as an  LL6, and named Sulaguri, this new fall joins many other meteorites from India which are difficult to obtain. These fragments and slices were removed from three larger specimens that I obtained from a reputable European laboratory.


2.36 grams, SOLD