Meteor P.14A


Established 1982

METEORITES PAGE 21

Updated 1 January 2018

TAGISH LAKE - Witnessed Fall

According to the Meteoritical Bulletin, a brilliant fireball followed by loud detonations was observed over the Yukon Territory and British Columbia, Canada. Most of the meteorite was scattered over the Taku Arm, Tagish Lake, on 18 January 2000. Much of this material was destined for various Canadian repositories. Tagish Lake is classified as a Carbonaceous chondrite, C2, ungrouped, and is recognized as some of the most primitive material to arrive on earth.
~0.1 grams, a, $75.00

~0.1 grams, b, $75.00

TAMDAKHT, Morocco - Witnessed Fall


On 20 December 2008, natives from a number of locations in Morocco witnessed a bolide within the high Atlas Mountains. A few weeks later news of the new fall were confirmed when fragments were recovered. Tamdakht is classified as an H5 chondrite and is very fresh. The slices offered here on the left were cut from a nice crusted fragment.

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3.13 grams, crust on upper edge, $21.90

TATAHOUINE, Foum, Tunisia - Witnessed Fall

On 27 June 1931, a shower of small meteoritic fragments fell near the village of Foum, Tunisia. The mass exploded close to ground level; consequently, most pieces are very small (<5 grams) and do not have fusion crust. Commonly referred to as the little green stones from space, Tatahouine is medium to dark green in color with black veins. It is a rare class of meteorite, an achondrite, Diogenite. These fragments were collected more than 10 years ago and are quite stable. These specimens  are the last of my supply and are priced at a ridiculously low $12.00 per gram. 

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2.07 grams, $24.85
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3.39 grams, $40.70


TOLUCA, Mexico

Many masses were found near Xiquipilco, Mexico State, Mexico, in 1776, and were being forged into agricultural implements. The Toluca meteorite is classified as an Iron, coarse Octahedrite, IAB, and is seldom seen for sale today. The full slice offered here weighs 186 grams and is priced at $230.00.

 

THUATHE, Lesotho - Witnessed Fall 

On the afternoon of the 21st of July 2002, a meteorite showered the Thuathe Plateau of Lesotho, after several explosions were heard and felt by most everyone in this small country. This is the first meteorite recovered from this country which lies within the much larger country of South Africa. The shower produced more than 1000 stones, most with beautiful black fusion crust. With few exceptions, the stones are very small. Subsequent to learning of the fall through police reports, Lesotho University scientists arrived and stones were obtained from the villagers. Many of the stones were broken upon impact. In addition, many of the stones have secondary fusion crust, and some have  slickenslides. Thuathe has been classified as an H4 chondrite, and has nice metal flecks. The macro slices were cut from broken stones, all have some fusion crust; some have secondary crust. 

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5.386 grams, $43.00

TROUP, Texas - Witnessed Fall

A single stone fell on 26 April 1917 about 3 miles North of Troup, Smith County, Texas, and was classified as an L6 chondrite. Only ~200 grams of this meteorite are available to the meteorite collector, and it is seldom seen in the meteorite marketplace. 
0.42 grams, $75.60
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0.15 grams, $27.00
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0.26 grams, $46.80
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1.00 grams, $175.00

TUXTUAC, Mexico - Witnessed Fall  

Two stones were recovered from this fall of 16 October 1975 near Zacatecas, Mexico. Tuxtuac is an attractive LL5 chondrite and a reasonably priced witnessed fall. The specimen offered here weighs 6.8 grams and is priced at $50.00. Tuxtuac, 6.8 gms.jpg (35023 bytes)