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Updated 1 March 2018

BASSIKOUNOU, Mauritania - Witnessed Fall


This meteorite fell near the village of Bassikounou in southeastern Mauritania during the early morning of 16 October 2006. Only a single stone was recovered and eventually transported to Germany in November 2006 where it was sold to meteorite enthusiast Hanno Strufe, and became known as the El Moichine mass. The meteorite was documented and classified as an H5 chondrite. In February 2007 additional pieces were recovered and made available to the meteorite market. The partial slices offered here are from the initial find El Moichine mass and are pristine non-weathered specimens.

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3.59 grams, crust on left edge, SOLD
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3.35 grams, SOLD

9.43 grams, $47.00

4.43 grams, 45  mm cup, crust on right edge, $22.15

12.3 grams, $60.00
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2.48 grams, $12.40

3.16 grams, crust on upper edge, SOLD


BENI M'HIRA, Tunisia - Witnessed Fall

A meteorite was seen to fall on 8 January 2001 in The Beni M'Hira region by residents of Ksar Beni M'Hira, a small village east of Foum Tatahouine, in Southeast Tunisia. A total of 14 kg were recovered, most of which resides in private hands. Classified as an L6 chondrite, the specimens offered here are very thin and all have some crust.

 


2.0 grams, in 5 cm by 5 cm box, $12.00

1.6 grams, in 5 cm by 5 cm box, SOLD

3.37 grams, in 5 cm by 5 cm box, SOLD

1.0 grams, crust on upper edge, $6.00

1.8 grams, in 5 cm by 5 cm box, $10.80


BENSOUR, Algeria/Morocco - Witnessed Fall

 

This meteorite was seen to fall by several eyewitness accounts by nomads in the border region of Algeria and Morocco on 11 February 2002. This was a significant fall of many stones. Bensour is classified as an LL6 chondrite, with very pale gray color. 

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4.3 grams, crust, SOLD
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1.57 grams, SOLD
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2.8 grams, $16.80
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2.1 grams, crust on reverse, $12.60
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3.9 grams, crust, $23.40

BENTON, Canada - Witnessed Fall

 

Two stones fell in the Porten Settlement, New Brunswick, Canada, on 16 January 1949. Classified as an LL6 chondrite, brecciated, most of the Benton meteorite is locked away in Geological Survey Museum in Ottawa. Seldom available, Benton is one of those difficult to obtain locations. The specimen available here originally came from NEMS, weighs 0.312 grams and is priced at $150.00, which is less than the original owner paid for it, Benton, 0.313 gms.jpg (29110 bytes)

BERDUC, Argentina - Witnessed Fall  

 The Meteoritical Bulletin states that this meteorite fell on 6 April 2008 in and around the village of Berduc, Entre Rios, Argentina. Eyewitness accounts indicated the fireball was large and many pieces were noted to have fallen. Pieces struck homes, greenhouses, a water tower, and a store in the area. Berduc is a beautiful L6 meteorite and pristine specimens have gorgeous black fusion crust. The specimens offered here come from a collection I purchased. The partial slices have fusion crust and, are from a complete stone I cut, and are as nice as you will find.

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1.06 grams, SOLD

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1.08 grams, end cut, SOLD
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2.78 grams, end cut, SOLD
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1.78 grams, full slice, SOLD
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1.95 grams, full slice, SOLD

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4.18 grams, crusted full slice, $41.80


15.1 grams, ~1/2 stone, lots of crust, SOLD


40.5 grams, complete stone, has a few chips where it landed, $365.00

BLACKWELL, Oklahoma - Witnessed Fall

 

A mass of 2381 grams fell in Kay County, Oklahoma, in May 1906, and was used as a doorstop for 28 years. Less than 100 grams is available outside the Smithsonian Museum. Blackwell is an L5 chondrite and nearly impossible to obtain. The specimen offered here weighs 0.80 grams and is priced at a reasonable $320.00.  Blackwell, 0.80 gms.jpg (26747 bytes)

BONDOC, Philippines 

 

This meteorite was found on the Bondoc Peninsula, Luzon Island, Philippines, in 1956, and was classified as a stony-iron, Mesosiderite, group B4. Bondoc is a nice looking Mesosiderite. The partial slices offered here were cut from a larger slice I obtained in a collection I purchased.
3.0 grams, 21.00

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3.10 grams, $37.20



4.5 grams, $27.00


3.5 grams, $21.00
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4.0 grams $48.00

BOVEDY, Northern Ireland - Witnessed Fall
 

Three stones fell on 25 April 1969 near Belfast, Northern Ireland, with a TKW of ~5.46 kg. Bovedy was classified as an L3 chondrite, most of which resides in museums and university collections. The well cut and polished partial slice offered here weighs 2.70 grams and is priced at a reasonable $540.00.

BRUDERHEIM, Canada - Witnessed Fall

The Bruderheim meteorite fell on 4 March 1960 over an area near Bruderheim, Alberta, Canada, and was classified as an L6 chondrite. The specimen box offered here contains 1 gram of small particles ,was part of a collection I purchased, and is reasonably priced at $20.00.

BUZZARD COULEE, Canada - Witnessed Fall 


 

The Meteoritical Bulletin states that a bright fireball was observed across Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, Canada, during the twilight of 20 November 2008. Several security and all-sky cameras recorded the event. The fall of this H4 chondrite in the Wilton Rural Municipality of Saskatchewan was a major phenomenon in Canada and it was not until 27 November 2008 that the first meteorites were recovered off the ice of a frozen pond. The partial slices and end cuts offered here have excellent fusion crust. The stone I cut was in the collection I recently purchased, and originally came from McCartney Taylor. A copy of the approved export permit (Number 106928) will accompany  the specimen. 


4.83 grams, crust on ~90% of edge, $72.45
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3.08 grams, $46.20