Meteor P.14A


Established 1982

METEORITES PAGE 21

Updated 6 October 2016

Some of the stones found in the La Lande area proved to be distinctly different and from another fall. Found in DeBaca County, New Mexico, in 1934, the stones were identified as an L5 chondrite, black, veined. Most of this material resides in a few meteorite repositories. Taiban, 2.00.jpg (28711 bytes)
2.00 grams, $15.00

TAMDAKHT, Morocco - Witnessed Fall

Tamdakht, 3.130 gms.jpg (30272 bytes)
3.130 grams, crust on upper edge, $21.90
Tamdakht, 3.254 gms.jpg (29952 bytes)
3.254 grams, crust on upper edge, SOLD


On 20 December 2008, witnesses 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 were cut from a nice crusted fragment.

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2.0 grams, $14.00

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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  3.39 grams, SOLD
Tatahouine, 2.14 gms.jpg (29475 bytes)
2.141 grams, $25.70
Tatahouine, 2.98 gms.jpg (26475 bytes)
2.98 grams, $35.80
 
Tatahouing, 2.07 gms.jpg (28112 bytes)
2.07 grams, $31.05
  
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2.171 grams, $26.05
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1.68 grams, SOLD

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. 

Thuathe, 1.262 gms.jpg (28272 bytes)
1.262 grams, SOLD
Thuathe, 5.386 gms.jpg (46653 bytes)
5.386 grams, $43.00

TOMAKOVKA, Ukraine - Witnessed Fall  

After the appearance of a fireball, several stones fell on 17 January 1905 at the village of Tomakovka, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, and were recovered. Tomakovka is classified as and LL6 chondrite and less than 200 grams (of the TKW of 600 grams) reside outside of Dnepropetrovsk Mining Museum. This is a rare witnessed fall and next to impossible to obtain. The 0.458 grams crusted part slice offered here is reasonably priced at SOLD Tomakovka, 0.458 gms.jpg (32043 bytes)

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.  Troup, 0.15 gms.jpg (46771 bytes)
0.15 grams, $35.00
Troup, 0.264 gms.jpg (53989 bytes)
0.264 grams, $66.00
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0.42 grams, SOLD
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1.00 grams, $200.00

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)