Meteor P.5


Established 1982

METEORITES PAGE 5

Updated 31 November 2016

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  
 

Offered here are Campo del Cielo meteorite pendants, hand picked by us for shape, weight and character. Each is ready to attach to a necklace and they make great gifts for kids as well as adults. Priced reasonably at $10.00 each or 5 for $40.00, let us choose one or more for you. These are light in weight so I can mail several for $3.00 in the USA or $9.00 outside the USA.

We have a new stock of these meteorite pendants.

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CARANCAS, Peru - Witnessed Fall  

 

Late on the morning of 15 September 2007, after the appearance of a fireball and detonations, a meteorite struck the Earth near Carancas, Chucuito, Puno, Peru, and shattered. The fragment offered here weighs 0.86 grams and is reasonably priced at $64.80. Carancas, 1.5 gms.jpg (30468 bytes)

CERESETO, Italy - Witnessed Fall

 

After the appearance of a fireball and detonations, a single stone weighing 6.46 kg, fell on 17 July 1840 in Alessandria, Piemonte, Italy. Cereseto is classified as an H5 chondrite, black, brecciated, and is virtually unknown in the meteorite market. More than 5 kg reside in two museums. These are well prepared slices and will make a great addition to someone's meteorite collection.  Cereseto, 1.050 gms.jpg (33485 bytes)
1.050 grams, SOLD
Cereseto, 1.300 gms.jpg (23206 bytes)
1.300 grams, crust on top edge, $195.00

CHADONG, China - Witnessed Fall  

 

A single stone of 3.7 kg fell on 17 September 1998 near Chadong town, Huayuan County, Hunan Province, China, and was witnessed to fall by the farmer who recovered it. Chadong is classified as an L6 chondrite and only a very small amount of material has reached the meteorite market.  Chadong, 1.72 gms.jpg (50372 bytes)
1.72 grams, SOLD
Chadong, 2.80 gms.jpg (54657 bytes)
2.80 grams, SOLD
Chadong, 3.12 gms.jpg (54166 bytes)
3.12 grams, SOLD

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. Chajari, 3.976 gms.jpg (27751 bytes)
3.076 grams, $122.80
Chajari, 3.704 gms.jpg (25383 bytes)
3.704 grams, $148.00
Chajari, 2.322 gms.jpg (31853 bytes)
2.32 grams, $92.80
Chajari, 1.71 gms.jpg (30565 bytes)
1.71 grams, $68.40
Chajari, 2.34 gms.jpg (32484 bytes)
2.34 grams, $93.60
Chajari, 2.68 gms.jpg (32524 bytes)
2.68 grams, $107.20

 

Chajari, 1.26 gms.jpg (27900 bytes)
1.26 grams, $50.40
Chajari, 2.322 gms.jpg (31853 bytes)
2.322 grams, SOLD

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
Chandakapur, 0.68 gms.jpg (24994 bytes)
0.68 grams, SOLD
Chandakapur, 0.74 gms.jpg (25311 bytes)
0.74 grams, SOLD

CHANGXING, China - Witnessed Fall

Two stones fell on 17 October 1964 on Changxing Island, Shanghai, China, and were recovered. The main mass resides in the Natural History Museum in Shanghai, and very few grams of this meteorite is available to the collector. The specimens offered here came from a trade with a European laboratory and a copy of their label will be included with each specimen. An uncommon and interesting location for the serious meteorite collector.

 

Changxing, 0.744 gms.jpg (30332 bytes)
0.744 grams, SOLD
Changxing, 2.348 gms.jpg (27634 bytes)
2.348 grams, crust, SOLD
Changxing, 1.394 gms.jpg (26369 bytes)
1.394 grams, crust, $140.00 
 Changxing, 1.494 gms.jpg (34250 bytes)
1.494 grams, SOLD
Changxing, 1.886 gms.jpg (24212 bytes)
1.886 grams, crust, $190.00
Changxing, 1.606 gms.jpg (21985 bytes)
1.606 grams, end cut, crust, SOLD

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. Chelyabinsk, 3.4 gms.jpg (100249 bytes)
3.4 grams, full slice showing light and dark  lithography's, SOLD
Chelyabinsk, 4.4 gms.jpg (45495 bytes)
4.4 grams, 100% crusted with primary and secondary crust, SOLD
Chelyabinsk, 24.9 gms.jpg (64101 bytes)
24.9 grams, broken stone, primary and secondary crust, SOLD
Chelyabinsk, 1.8 gms.jpg (41979 bytes)
1.8 grams, SOLD, 100% crusted
Chelyabinsk, 0.6 gms.jpg (42919 bytes)
0.6 grams, SOLD, nearly 100% crusted
Chelyabinsk, 1.2 gms.jpg (44043 bytes)
1.2 grams, SOLD, nearly 100% crusted
Chelyabinsk, 0.8 gms.jpg (40639 bytes)
0.8 grams, SOLD, nearly 100% crusted
Chelyabinsk, 1.3 gms.jpg (46515 bytes)
1.3 grams, $39.00, about 99% crusted

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. 
Chergach, 5.50 gms.jpg (78820 bytes)
5.50 grams, $33.00
Chergach, 3.64 gms.jpg (48131 bytes)
3.64 grams, $18.20
Chergach, 2.616 gms.jpg (27302 bytes)
2.616 grams, SOLD
Chergach, 3.186 gms.jpg (29103 bytes)
3.186 grams, SOLD
Chergach, 2.078 gms.jpg (24042 bytes)
2.078 grams, SOLD
Chergach, 4.570 grams.jpg (81372 bytes)
 4.57 grams,  $22.85
Chergach, 2.828 gms.jpg (27786 bytes)
2.828 grams, crust, $14.40


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.

Cherokee Spgs, 0.91 gms.jpg (32720 bytes)
0.91 grams, $273.00
Cherokee Spgs, 1.388 gms.jpg (31351 bytes)
1.388 grams, $416.40

 

CLAXTON, Georgia - Witnessed Fall 

This meteorite has a great story. A single 1455 gram crusted stone slammed into a rural metal mailbox about 10 km SE of Claxton, Evans County, Georgia, on 10 December 1984. Claxton is classified as an L6 chondrite. The mailbox sold at auction in October 2007 for more than $82,000.00. A 5 gram slice of Claxton sold for more than $1400.00 per gram at the same auction. The specimens offered here are the lowest priced of any source in the marketplace that I can find. Claxton, 3.18 gms.jpg (59911 bytes)
3.0 grams, crust on upper edge, SOLD
Claxton, 3.300 gms.jpg (32882 bytes)
3.300 grams,
SOLD, crust on upper edge
Claxton, 0.99 gms.jpg (31585 bytes)
0.99 grams, crust on lower 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
Cosina, 0.810 gms.jpg (26857 bytes)
0.810 grams,
SOLD