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Established 1982

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Updated 6 October 2016

ALLENDE, Mexico - Witnessed Fall  

The Allende meteorite shower occurred at 01:05 hours on 8 February 1969, over a strewnfield of some 150 square kilometers, in Chihuahua, Mexico. Allende is classified as a Carbonaceous chondrite of the Vigarano group (CV3) and has a very low petrologic number of 3.2. Thousands of pieces fell and the shower provided more carbonaceous chondrite material for study than from all previous falls of carbonaceous chondrite combined. Allende has outstanding chondrules and Calcium-Aluminum inclusions (CAIs) are found in many examples. The specimens offered here came from the E. A. King collection and were retrieved within days after the fall. All of these examples are pristine, not the more commonly weathered material retrieved in subsequent years of scouring the strewnfield.

 

Allende, 4.9 gms.jpg (31026 bytes)
4.9 grams, crust on left edge, SOLD
Allende, 3.8 gms.jpg (29355 bytes)
3.8 grams, crust, SOLD
Allende, 3.174 gms.jpg (29907 bytes)
3.174 grams, $25.35

   
Allende, 2.006 gms.jpg (29837 bytes)
2.006 grams, SOLD
Allende, 6.5 gms.jpg (45412 bytes)
6.5 grams, crust on left edge, SOLD
Allende, 4.7 gms.jpg (43240 bytes)
4.7 grams fragment, $37.60
Allende, 6.6 gms.jpg (45124 bytes)
6.6 grams, part slice, crust on one edge, SOLD

Allende, 2.12 gms.jpg (27808 bytes)
2.12grams, $16.95, clean fragment

Allende, 3.004 gms.jpg (32045 bytes)
3.004 grams, $24.00

Allende, 3.4 grams.jpg (47219 bytes)
3.4 grams, SOLD

Allende, 3.0 gms.jpg (37726 bytes)
3.0 grams, $24.00

Allende, 3.01 gms.jpg (24638 bytes)
3.01 grams, $24.10, clean fragment