Meteor P.14


Established 1982

METEORITES PAGE 20

Updated 15 July 2017

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. The partial slice offered here weighs 1.56 grams and is priced at a very reasonable $936.00.

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. These partial slices were cut from my 950 gram thick slice and are absolutely stunning and not the typical run-of-the-mill Seymchan specimens. You will be more than satisfied!!!

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7.4 grams, SOLD
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9.2 grams, $147.20
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6.3 grams, $100.80
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5.7 grams, SOLD
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 12.3 grams,  SOLD
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12.1 grams, $198.60
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11.9 grams, $190.40
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3.7 grams, SOLD
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5.7 grams, $91.20
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9.0 grams, SOLD
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6.2 grams, SOLD
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8.5 grams, SOLD
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16.3 grams, SOLD
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10.1 grams, $161.60
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5.5 grams, SOLD
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12.7 grams, $203.20
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7.1 grams, SOLD
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7.3 grams, SOLD

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 $85.00.

SIKHOTE-ALIN, Russia (See page 23)

SONGYUAN, China - Witnessed Fall

Four stones were recovered shortly after falling in the countryside of Fuyu in Songyuan city, Jilin Province, on 15 August 1993. Songyuan is classified as an L6 chondrite. Most of this meteorite resides in the Fuyu Museum, Songyuan, China. Less than 1 kg of this material has been released from China.

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2.40 grams,
SOLD
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3.110 grams, SOLD
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1.004 grams, SOLD
 
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1.493 grams, SOLD
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 0.84 grams, 
SOLD
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 1.41 grams, SOLD

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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2.543 grams, polished SOLD, Farringtonite around olivine
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4.950 grams, SOLD, Farringtonite around olivine
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4.567 grams, polished, $159.85
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2.343 grams, $82.00, etched
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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!

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Copy of each label will be included

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1.052 grams, SOLD
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0.92 grams, $230.00
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0.736 grams,  SOLD

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.

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2.030 grams, $20.00
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2.596 grams, $27.60
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2.002 grams, crust, SOLD
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2.13 grams, $21.30
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2.21 grams, $22.10
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 2.9 grams,  SOLD

SYLACAUGA, Alabama - Witnessed Fall

Two stones fell on 30 November 1954, in Talladega County, Alabama, landing about two miles apart. One stone fell through the roof of a house striking Mrs. Ann Hodges on the hip. Sylacauga is the only meteorite confirmed to have hit a human in modern history, an incredibly rare experience. The specimen offered here came from Mile High Meteorites, ex Jim Schwade collection (with reference to the Smithsonian). The well prepared partial slice offered here weighs 1.80 grams and is priced at a very reasonable SOLD Sylacauga, 1.80 gms.jpg (32540 bytes)