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METEORITES PAGE 22

Updated  26 October 2016

VARRE-SAI, Brazil - Witnessed Fall

A large fireball was witnessed over the eastern side of Brazil and after several explosions, a witness observed two black objects falling on 19 June 2010. The fall occurred approximately 17 km from the city of Varre-Sai, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil. Both pieces of the Varre-Sai meteorite were recovered and weighed ~780 grams. Classified as an L5 chondrite, not much of this meteorite is available to the collector. Varre-Sai, 3.19 gms.jpg (37938 bytes)
3.19 grams, crust on upper edge, SOLD
Varre-Sai, 3.8 gms.jpg (96252 bytes)
3.8 grams, crust on upper edge, $190.00
Varre-Sai, 5.4 gms.jpg (98183 bytes)
5.4 grams, crust on upper edge, SOLD

WESTON, Connecticut - Witnessed Fall  

According to the Meteoritical Bulletin, the Weston meteor was observed for about 10 seconds on 14 December 1807 over New York state and New England. A significant fragmentation occurred in the vicinity of New Milford, Connecticut, at an altitude of ~30km. The main mass (~20kg) landed on a rock outcropping in a pasture in Easton, Fairfield County, Connecticut. Specimens of this fall are difficult to obtain. The H4 chondrite fragment offered here weighs 1.48 grams and was removed from ASU specimen #238; the ASU label is included in the purchase price. A well documented American fall and one of the first falls in this country to confirm that rocks did fall from the sky. Reasonably priced at $370.00.

WILUNA, Australia - Witnessed Fall

After the appearance of a fireball and detonations, a shower of stones fell on 2 September 1967, approximately 5 miles east of Wiluna Township, Wiluna District, Western Australia. An estimated 500 to 1000 stones have been collected, mostly small individuals. Slices are seldom seen and many of my collector customers will like the opportunity to obtain a clean macro slice or partial end piece for their collections.

Wiluna, 1.56 gms.jpg (33642 bytes)
1.56 grams, complete slice, SOLD
Wiluna, 2.83 gms.jpg (29206 bytes)
2.83 grams, SOLD
Wiluna, 1.10 gms.jpg (30685 bytes)
1.10 grams, complete slice, SOLD
Wiluna, 2.606 gms.jpg (28308 bytes)
2.606 grams, $26.00
Wiluna, 3.61 gms.jpg (28531 bytes)
3.61 grams, $36.10
Wiluna, 2.23 gms.jpg (29592 bytes)
2.23 grams, complete slice, SOLD

XINGLONGQUAN, China - Witnessed fall

In the late afternoon of 12 April 2009, a bright fireball was witnessed by scores of people in Hebei Province, China, and a stone crashed through the roof of farmhouse near Zun Hua city. The L3 chondrite  penetrated the roof and ceiling of the farmhouse and fragmented upon hitting the stone floor. Most of the material was confiscated by government officials but the woman of the house kept some of the meteorite and sold pieces to various people. These specimens were removed from a fragment I obtained from one of my Chinese sources and are excellent examples of this chondrule rich meteorite.  Xinglongquan, 1.82 gms.jpg (28624 bytes)
1.82 grams, SOLD
Zunhua, 1.804 gms.jpg (27803 bytes)
1.804 grams, SOLD

XINING, China - Witnessed Fall

On 11 February 2012, the villagers of Xining heard a loud noise. Later, the villagers recovered several stones from Huanghounz County, Xining city, Qinghai Province, China. This is classified as an L6 chondrite and the specimens offered here are crusted and fresh. Little of this material has been released from China.

 

Xining, 1.60 gms.jpg (28715 bytes)
1.60 grams, $48.00
Xining, 3.29 gms.jpg (31385 bytes)
3.29 grams, SOLD
Xining, 3.54 gms.jpg (28398 bytes)
3.54 grams, $88.50

YURTUK, Ukraine - Witnessed Fall  

This meteorite fell on 2 April 1936 in Lubimov, Mikhailov district, Ukraine, and is classified as an achondrite, Howardite, brecciated. Some specimens have black inclusions. One stone fell through the roof of a house and a few smaller pieces were recovered outside for a TKW of only 1.472 kg, most of it remaining in Russia. The crusted part slice offered here contains some of the black material, came from the Academy of Science, Moscow, and is priced at SOLD It weighs 0.964 grams. Yurtuk, 0.964 gms.jpg (32925 bytes)

ZAG, Morocco - Witnessed Fall

A meteorite shower fell on either 4 or 5 August 1998 near Zag, east of Tan-Tan, Morocco, and numerous pieces were recovered. This meteorite created quite a stir in the meteorite community when the discovery of halite (salt) crystals within the matrix was announced. Zag is an H3-6 chondrite with fantastic regolith brecciation and is not readily available today, especially of this quality and with  crust. 
Zag, 3.52 gms.jpg (27547 bytes)
3.52 grams, crust, $17.50
Zag, 2.35 grams.jpg (26793 bytes)
2.35 grams, crust, $11.75
Zag, 2.216 gms.jpg (29954 bytes)
2.216 grams, $12.50, crust on upper edge
Zag, 2.604 gms.jpg (32250 bytes)
2.604 grams, $13.00
Zag, 3.36 gms.jpg (32959 bytes)
3.36 grams, crust, $16.80
 Zag, 6.466 gms.jpg (34459 bytes)
6.466 grams, crust, $32.30
Zag, 3.30 gms.jpg (30442 bytes)
 3.30 grams,  $14.85
Zag, 2.736 gms.jpg (27575 bytes)
2.736 grams, $15.05, crust
Zag, 3.556 gms.jpg (31243 bytes)
3.556 grams, crust, $17.75

ZAOYANG, China - Witnessed Fall

A fireball was observed traveling from SW to NE, and a single stone fell on 18 October 1984 in Zaoyang County, Hubei Province, China. The stone was recovered and subsequently classified as an H5 chondrite. The main mass in in the Guiyang Academy of Science and only some 200 grams exist outside China. This is another difficult location to obtain. The partial slice offered here weighs 1.266 grams and is priced at SOLD Zaoyang, 1.266 gms.jpg (30511 bytes)