Meteor P.5


Established 1982

METEORITES PAGE 5

Updated 24 February 2018

CALDWELL, Kansas

 
The Caldwell meteorite was found in 1961 by a farmer while plowing a field in Sumner County, Kansas. Caldwell was originally classified as a chondrite but was later reclassified as an L impact-melt breccia. Caldwell is only one of two known meteorites of this type outside Antarctic or Desert finds. These partial slices are well polished and reasonably priced.
17.0 grams, $136.00

16.8 grams, $134.40

CAMPO del CIELO, Argentina  
 

The partial slice offered here weighs 317 grams and is priced at SOLD

The complete stone weighs 787 grams and is priced at $400.00.

 

CANYON DIABLO, Arizona

 

Found in 1891 surrounding the Barringer Crater, Coconino County, Arizona, the Canyon Diablo meteorite fall is possibly the most well known location is the US. Classified as an Iron, coarse Octahedrite, IAB, main group, Canyon Diablo specimens can range from a few grams to hundreds of pounds. Much of the meteorite has disappeared into collections and repositories over the years and is not readily seen today. The specimen offered here has a large "thumbprint" on one side and well defined character on the other side; it weighs 927 grams, and is pried at $835.00.

CHAJARI, Argentina - Witnessed Fall

 


A single stone fell on 29 November 1933 in Mandisovi, Federacion department, Entre Rios area, Argentina, and was recovered. Classified as an L5 chondrite, less than 100 grams have departed Argentina. This is another seldom seen witnessed fall for the serious collector. The well prepared partial slices offered here are priced considerably less per gram than the few other specimens I have seen advertised.
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1.71 grams, SOLD
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2.34 grams, $70.20
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2.68 grams, $80.40

 

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1.26 grams, SOLD
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3.70 grams, $111.00

CHANDAKAPUR, India - Witnessed Fall

 

On 6 June 1838, three stones fell in three villages in Buldhana, Maharrashtra, India, and were recovered. Classified as an L6 chondrite, Chandakapur is another of those elusive Indian meteorites, seldom available to the collector. One fragment and two part slices are available from a larger specimen that I acquired. Chandakapur, 0.35 gms.jpg (23591 bytes)
0.35 grams, SOLD
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0.68 grams, SOLD
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0.74 grams, $118.00

 
CHELYABINSK, Russia -
Witnessed Fall


  
The Chelyabinsk bolide and subsequent meteorite fall are without question the most significant meteorite event of the past century. The number of video and still photos, as well as the damage caused by this fall, provide unquestionable evidence of the raw power of a large bolide entering the atmosphere. This meteorite broke apart in the atmosphere and hundreds, if not thousands, of small stones fell in the snow in and around Chelyabinsk, Chelyabinskaya oblast, Siberia, Russia, on 15 February 2013. The meteorite has been classified as an LL5 chondrite. Some stones exhibit beautiful veining. Here is the reference to some of the most spectacular photos taken of the bolide by photographer Marat Akhmetaleyev: (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2282330/I-thought-nuclear-bomb-exploding- Photographers-breathtaking-pictures-Russian-meteorite-feared-live-through.html) Cut and paste to obtain photos.

 


1.1 grams, full slice, SOLD

2.9 grams, end cut, $58.00

2.5 grams, end cut, $50.00

1.5 grams, end cut, $30.00

1.5 grams, full slice, $30.00

CHERGACH, Mali - Witnessed Fall


During the month of July, 2007, a brilliant fireball crossed the sky and numerous stones fell southwest of Mokhtar, Erg Chech, Timbuktu district, Mali. The date of the fall was either the 2nd or 3rd according to The Meteoritical Society documentation. Chergach is an attractive meteorite and is classified as an H5 chondrite. 


2.35 grams, lots of crust, $11.75

5.8 grams, $29.00, broken stone, lots of crust
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3.64 grams, $18.20
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5.50 grams, $27.50
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 4.57 grams,  $22.85


CHEROKEE SPRINGS, South Carolina - Witnessed Fall

 

Two stones fell approximately 6.5 miles on 1 July 1933 near Cherokee Springs, Spartenburg County, South Carolina. Classified as an LL6 chondrite, less than 200 grams of this material resides outside the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D. C. The partial slices were cut from a larger fragment which came from David New. Nearly impossible to obtain, either of these well cut specimens will become an  outstanding addition to most any meteorite collection.

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0.91 grams, $273.00
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1.388 grams, $416.40


CLAXTON, Georgia - Witnessed Fall

 

This meteorite has a great story, A single 1455 grams crusted stone slammed into a rural metal  mailbox about 10 km SE of Claxton in Evans County, Georgia, on 10 December 1984. Claxton is classified as an L6 chondrite. The mailbox sold at auction for mare than $82,000.00 in October 2007 and a 5 gram slice of this meteorite sold for more than $1400.00 per gram at the same auction. The specimens offered here are the lowest priced per gram of any source in the marketplace that I can find.


0.30 grams, SOLD


3.18 grams, crust on upper edge, SOLD

COSINA, Mexico - Witnessed Fall

 

A single stone of 1.2 kg was seen to fall after detonations and the appearance of a fireball. This fall occurred in January, 1844, in Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato, Mexico. Cosina is classified as an H5 chondrite and is nearly impossible to acquire, only a few grams being held outside museums. Both partial slices are well prepared. Cosina, 0.672 gms.jpg (27318 bytes)
0.672 grams, $135.00

CRUMLIN, Ireland - Witnessed Fall

The Crumlin meteorite fell in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, on 13 September 1902 and was later classified as an L5 chondrite. The micro offered here was acquired in a collection I purchased. SOLD