Meteor P.6

Established 1982


Updated 3 December 2016

DAULE, Ecuador - Witnessed Fall

The Meteoritical Bulletin states "People in Daule and the surrounding region heard a series of loud detonations and, moments later, two stones were seen to fall. A single stone fell outside a home next to the Daule river, Guyas, Ecuador. The homeowner was less than 5 meters from the stone which penetrated nearly 1 meter into the mud and bounced out, landing on the surface. He picked up the stone moments later. Another stone was reported to have impacted in a flooded rice paddy and sent a fountain of water several meters into the air; this stone has not been recovered." This meteorite landed about 9:00 am on 23 March 2008 and the homeowner hid the stone in his house until it was rescued by Hans Koser and Mike Farmer. Most of this meteorite has been dispersed to museums and collections; therefore, not much is available in the marketplace. Even though it has been classified as an L5 chondrite, there is a nice mix of metal in every partial slice. The crust on this meteorite is very thin and irregular on the edges.

Additional information: There were 3 stones seen to fall; 2 were recovered quickly after the fall. The 3rd stone landed in  about 1.5 meters of water in a rice paddy but has not been recovered. One stone of ~5 kg was taken by the police and sent to Quito for study and, most likely, will never be released. The 2nd stone of ~6.5 kg is the one hidden by the finder for approximately 18 months until Hans and Mike acquired it. Less than 1.5 kg are available to the collector,

Daule is the only known meteorite from Ecuador - and a witnessed fall!!!


Daule, 4.110 gms.jpg (38716 bytes)
4.110 grams, $184.95
Daule, 1.742 gms.jpg (33357 bytes)
1.742 grams, $78.40
Daule, 1.828 gms.jpg (35607 bytes)
1.828 grams, $82.25
Daule, 1.786 gms.jpg (42256 bytes)
1.786 grams, $80.35
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2.280 grams, SOLD

DIEP RIVER, South Africa - Witnessed Fall  


On 4 November 1906 a single stone of ~1kg fell through the iron  roof of a house located on a farm called Hermitage in Cape Province, South Africa. The stone is an L6 chondrite and only a few grams are noted as outside the South African Museum in Cape Town. This is an extremely rare meteorite, one of those nearly impossible to obtain locations. The material offered here originally came from the American Museum of Natural History, New York.
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0.690 grams, crust on upper edge, $138.00
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0.600 grams, $120.00
Diep River, 0.560 gms.jpg (19789 bytes)
0.560 grams, $112.00
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0.526 grams, $105.00


Several stones were found in Castro County, Texas, about 1942. Classified as an H3.7 chondrite, unequilibrated, regolith breccia, Dimmitt is one of the few H3's available at a reasonable price. These slices originated from the Monnig Collection at TCU. 

Dimmitt, 5.73 gms.jpg (29266 bytes)
5.73 grams, SOLD
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4.13 grams, SOLD
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2.95 grams, SOLD