METEORITES PAGE 7
Updated 1 January
DRESDEN, Canada -
|Three stones fell on 11
June 1939 in Ontario, Canada. Only a small amount of this meteorite is
available outside of Canada, most being held in Toronto and Ottawa. The
partial slice offered here weighs 1.95 grams and is priced quite
reasonably at $195.00.
EAGLE, Nebraska - Witnessed
19.4 grams, $1420.00
|A single stone fell on 1
October in Cass County, Nebraska, and was recovered the following
spring. Eagle is classified as an Enstatite chondrite (EL6), low-iron
subgroup, brecciated. The specimens offered here came from the Bob Haag
collection. The 19.4 grams slice has the original Huss number (H478.13) on one edge.
The other two slices were removed from the acquired larger slice to
provide someone else the opportunity to acquire a less costly specimen.
5.9 grams, $430.00
EL BLIDA 002, Morocco
|The El Bida 002 meteorite was
discovered in Morocco in 1998 and classified as an H6 chondrite. The
TKW was only 286 grams, most of which is held within the JNMC in
Switzerland. The micro offered here was included in a collection I
purchased, It is priced at $5.00.
ENSISHEIM, France - Witnessed Fall
|The Ensisheim meteorite fell in
Alsace, France, on 7 Nov 1492, was later classified as an LL6
chondrite, and many consider it as the most historical
meteorite fall in the Western World. Once recovered, the villagers
of Ensisheim chipped fragments from it and the residual main mass
was hung by in the local church by order of King Maximillian until
the French Revolution where it was moved to the town of Colmar by
the revolutionaries. The meteorite was eventually returned to the
church in Ensisheim. Today, the residual of the meteorite resides in
the town museum. The thinly cut slice offered here weighs 1.53 grams
and is reasonably priced at $1375.00.
ESQUEL, Chubut, Argentina
The Esquel meteorite was found before
1951 in the Futaleufu department, Chubut, Argentina. Classified as a stony-iron,
Pallasite, main group, angular olivine shape, Esquel has become known as the
"Queen of the Pallasites" due to the translucency of the olivine
crystals and the ability to be used for jewelry. The partial slices offered here
are beautifully prepared with a mirror polish and will grace any collection or
piece of jewelry.
3.71 grams, 129.85
3.13 grams, $109.55
3.67 grams, $128.60
3.03 grams, $106.00
3.84 grams, $134.50