Meteor P.4

Established 1982


Updated 15 July 2017

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. The broken stone originally came from Michael Farmer and is priced less than the original owner paid for it.

Bassikounou, 8.0 gms.jpg (48689 bytes)
8.0 grams, broken stone, $80.00
Bassikounou, 1.53 gms.jpg (28267 bytes)
1.53 grams, $15.30
Bassikounou, 3.590 gms.jpg (28693 bytes)
3.590 grams, $36.00
Bassikounou, 3.357 gms.jpg (31201 bytes)
3.357 grams, $33.50
Bassikounou, 4.433 gms.jpg (28511 bytes)
4.433 grams, SOLD, crust on upper edge
Bassikounou, 3.163 gms.jpg (29505 bytes)
3.163 grams, SOLD, crust on upper edge
Bassikounou, 4.631 gms.jpg (30996 bytes)
4.631 grams, SOLD
Bassikounou, 2.485 gms.jpg (27817 bytes)
2.485 grams, $25.00

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.

1.8 grams, $10.80

1.2 grams, SOLD

1.3 grams (a), SOLD

1.3 grams (b), $7.80

1.4 grams, $8.40

1.5 grams, $9.00

1.6 grams, 9.60

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. 

Bensour, 1.460 gms.jpg (205513 bytes)
1.46 grams, $7.25
Bensour, 1.57 gms.jpg (26342 bytes)
1.57 grams, $11.00
Bensour, 2.8 gms.jpg (40202 bytes)
2.8 grams, $16.80
Bensour, 2.1 gms.jpg (38609 bytes)
2.1 grams, crust on reverse, $12.60
Bensour frags, 5.0 gms.jpg (70872 bytes)
5.0 grams of fragments, SOLD
Bensour, 1.57 gms.jpg (31179 bytes)
1.57 grams, $9.50
Bensour, 4.3 gms.jpg (45146 bytes)
4.3 grams, crust, $25.80
Bensour, 2.8 gms.jpg (43014 bytes)
2.8 grams, crust, $16.80
Bensour, 2.1 gms.jpg (42295 bytes)
2.1 grams, crust, $12.60
Bensour, 3.9 gms.jpg (44147 bytes)
3.9 grams, crust, $23.40
Bensour, 4.4 gms.jpg (41376 bytes)
4.4 grams, crust, SOLD
Bensour, 1.7 gms.jpg (38341 bytes)
1.7 grams, crust, $10.20

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.

Berduc, 1.08 gms.jpg (25418 bytes)
1.08 grams, end cut, $14.60

Berduc, 1.06 gms.jpg (28059 bytes)
1.06 grams, $14.30

Berduc, 1.03 gms.jpg (26869 bytes)
1.03 grams, SOLD
Berduc, 1.17 gms.jpg (31577 bytes)
1.17 grams, full slice, SOLD

Berduc, 4.184 gms.jpg (33334 bytes)
4.184 grams, crusted full slice, $56.50

Berduc, 23.7 gms.jpg (61532 bytes)
23.7 grams, near
complete stone, ~99% fusion crusted, SOLD.

Berduc, 1.48 gms.jpg (29126 bytes)
1.48 grams, full slice, SOLD
Berduc, 2.00 gms.jpg (30410 bytes)
2.00 grams, full slice, SOLD
Berduc, 1.78 gms.jpg (27838 bytes)
1.78 grams, full slice, $24.00
Berduc, 1.95 gms.jpg (30403 bytes)
1.95 grams, full slice, $26.30
Berduc, 1.63 gms.jpg (30471 bytes)
1.63 grams, full slice, SOLD
Berduc, 2.78 gms.jpg (32474 bytes)
2.78 grams, end cut, $37.50

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.

Bondoc, 3.10 gms.jpg (69505 bytes)
3.10 grams, $37.20

Bondoc, 1.60 gms.jpg (27975 bytes)
1.60 grams, $19.00
Bondoc, 2.0 gms.jpg (29885 bytes)
2.0 grams, $20.00
Bondoc, 4.0 gms.jpg (80012 bytes)
6.4 grams SOLD
Bondoc, 4.0 gms.jpg (80012 bytes)
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.


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. I have a copy of the approved export permit (Number 106928). 

Buzzard Coulee, 2.15 gms.jpg (28535 bytes)
2.15 grams, full slice, $32.25
Buzzard Coulee, 3.08 gms.jpg (40035 bytes)
3.08 grams, SOLD
Buzzard Coulee, 0.846 gms.jpg (29081 bytes)
0.846 grams, crust, SOLD
Buzzard Coulee, 1.27 gms.jpg (27854 bytes)
 1.27 grams, SOLD
Buzzard Coulee, 2.21 gms.jpg (30915 bytes)
 2.21 grams,  SOLD
Buzzard Coulee, 2.38 gms.jpg (34311 bytes)
 2.38 grams,  SOLD