Meteor P.7


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METEORITES PAGE 7

Updated 1 January 2018

DRESDEN, Canada - Witnessed Fall  

 

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. Dresden, 1.95 gms.jpg (33704 bytes)

EAGLE, Nebraska - Witnessed Fall

 


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
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3.03 grams, $106.00
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3.84 grams, $134.50