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|Allende 24.3 grams, 60mm x 40mm x 5mm, very large CAI, $490.00|
|Allende, 2.66 grams, 31mm x 21mm x 2mm, many chondrules and CAI's, $55.00|
|The Allende meteorite fell in Allende Mexico on February 08, 1969. It contains some of the oldest known matter - interstellar grains in the calcium aluminum inclusions. Both specimens display a variety of chondrule sizes, textures and CAI's|
|Albareto, Italy, L/LL4, 0.78 grams|
|This is an old European observerd fall - July, 1766. Rare,classification - transistional between an L and LL.|
|Albareto, Modena, Italy, L/LL4, 0.78 grams, 10mm x 8mm x 7mm, fusion crust, $310.00|
|L'Aigle, France, L6, 2.24 grams|
|A Historic Fall, very hard to find now. L'Aigle fell over Orne, France on April 26, 1803. Classified as an L6, brecciated chondrite.|
|L'Aigle, L6 chondrite, 2.24 grams, 15mm x 14mm x 7mm, $642.00|
|Bruderheim, L6 chondrite, 120.2 grams, fusion crusted, full slice|
|Bruderheim, L6 chondrite, 120.2 grams, reverse side, same specimen, chondrules, inclusions.|
|More than 200 professional papers have been written about this meteorite. Entering the Earth's atmosphere at 1:06 AM, MST, March 04,1960, it was a detonating bolide, visible for over 200 miles with detonations audible over 2,000 square miles. The initial atmospheric velocity was 8 to 10 miles per second. Over 300kg fell onto the ground at terminal velocity.|
|Offered is a 120.2 gram full slice, over 95% fusion crusted except for a "broken face" or edge, in the crust where it struck the Earth. Chondrules, thick fusion crust, inclusions - everything that can be seen in Bruderheim can be seen in this display specimen..|
|Bruderheim, L6, 120.2 grams, 118mm x 62mm x 7mm, Email for price|
|Motpena (a), Australia, 20.3 grams.||Marion, Iowa, 3.34 grams.|
|Found in 1968. This is an L6 chondrite, visible chondrules and Ni/Fe inclusions. 20.3 grams, 55mm x 30mm x 4mm, $190.00||Observed Fall, February 25, 1847. Very clean, unoxidized, veined chondrite, 3.34 grams, 34mm x 7mm x 9mm, $154.00|
|Lewiston, New Mexico, H4||Kesen, Japan,
H4 meteorite 5.15 grams
|Found in 1983 in an old abandoned house. 32.3 grams, 37mm x 27mm x 20mm, $240.00||Fell on June 13, 1850, a shock-veined chondrite. 5.15 grams, 22mm x 20mm x 15mm, Sold|
|Mt. Edgerton, Australia, 6.00 grams, Aubrite||Abee, Canada, EH4 condrite, 3.56 grams|
|Found 1941, Rare classification, an iron-rich achondrite. 6.00 grams, 25mm x 23mm x 20mm, Sold||Fell June 10, 1952. One of the most unusual meteorites found to date, Abee is an enstatite chondrite, EH4, impact-melt chondrite. 3.56 grams, micro-breccia, 13mm x 11mm x 9mm, $190.00|
|Cangas de Onis, breccia. polished slice,10.6 grams.|
|Cangas de Onis Fell on December 06 1866 over Asturias, Spain. This is a brecciated H5 chondrite, three specimens offered, 10.6 grams, 6.6 grams., and 3.64 grams.|
|Cangas de Onis, 10.6 grams, 38mm x 34mm x 4mm, $530.00|
|Cangas de Onis, 6.6 grams, 46mm x 26mm x 2mm, $310.00|
|Cangas de Onis, 3.64 grams, 33mm x 18mm x 3mm, $160.00|
|Cangas de Onis, breccia, polished slice, 6.6 grams|
|Cangas de Onis, breccia, polished slice, 3.64 grams|
|The Fall of this meteorite was spectacular - it smashed into the trunk of a car on October 9, 1992 in Peekskill, New York. Peekskill is classified as a stone, H6 chondrite. These specimens are lab prepared, clean, and display a variety of brecciation.|
|Peekskill, H6, 0.83 grams, 11mm x 10mm x 12mm, $182.00|
|Peekskill, H6, 1.02 grams, 13mm x 7mm x 6mm, $210.00|
|Peekskill, H6, 1.34 grams, 14mm x 12mm x 6mm, $248.00|
|Mt. Padbury, Australia, mesosiderite, 9.8 grams||Seneca Township, Michigan, IVA Iron, 4.44 grams||Marlow, Oklahoma, L5 chondrite, 10.8 grams.|
|Found in 1964, mesosiderites are rare, 9.8 grams, 21mm x 19mm x 12mm, $133.00||A fine octahedrite, found 1923 in Lenawee County. 4.44 grams, 14mm x 10mm x 6mm, SOLD||Found February 1936. Ni/Fe inclusions, chondrules, 10.8 grams, 28mm x 25mm x 6mm, $85.00|
|Pillistfer, Estonia, EL6, , 3.44 grams||Cat Mountain, Arizona, L5 chondrite, 3.44 grams.||Olmedilla de Alarcon, Spain, H5, 7.15 grams.|
|Fell August 08, 1863, a rare classification, 3.44 grams, 30mm x 11mm x 2mm, $240.00||Found 1981, impact melt breccia, 3.44 grams, 18mm x 11mm x 4mm, $210.00||Fell February 26, 1929 in New Castillia, Spain. 7.15 grams, polished face, 22mm x 13mm x 10mm, $380.00|
|Henbury, Australia, IIIA, iron, 3.60 grams.||Dimboola, Australia, H5, 2.16 grams||Finney, Texas, L5 chondrite,|
|Complete, small iron meteorite. Found in 1931 in Australia, 3.60 grams, 23mm x 10mm x 5mm, $30.00||Found 1944, Victoria, Australia. 2.16 grams, thin cut, large surface area. 30mm x 28mm x 1.5mm, $60.00||Sold|
|Moore County, North Carolina, Eucrite, 0.71 grams||Yatoor, India, H5 chondrite, 4.06 grams||Salla, Finland, L6 chondrite, 1.60 grams|
|Fell April 21, 1913. An unbrecciated achondrite. 0.71 grams, small edge of fusion crust, 14mm x 8mm x 4mm, SOLD||Fell January 23, 1852. Very nice thin slice, 4.06 grams, 30mm x 20mm x 3mm, SOLD||Found 1963. 1.60 grams, 12mm x 11mm x 6mm, $110.00|
The parent bodies of many meteorites - SNC's (Mars), achondrites (Vesta), lunar (Moon) are known. The parent body for this rare class of meteorites, enstatite chondrites, is not.
On June 10, 1952 one of this rare class of stone meteorites, an enstatite chondrite, fell in Alberta, Canada. Analysis has shown that this meteorite, Abee, is unlike all other enstatite chondrites. It's brecciated structure (large clasts of 2 cm to 15 cm ) is an indication that "Abee" is from the surface of an unknown parent body.
Spectacular angular clasts and brecciation, Abee is unlike any known meteorite. Offered are three specimens.
Abee, 72 grams, 61mm x 65mm x 6mm, fusion crusted along curved edge. Emal for price.
Abee, 37 grams, 73mm x 43mm x 6mm, fusion crusted along curved edge. Email for price
|Axtel, McLennon County, Texas, carbonaceous chondrite, CV3, 5.70 grams.|
|Found in 1943, Axtel is a mass of vivid chondrules and unusual CAI's.|
|Axtel, 5.70 grams, 22mm x 18mm x 7mm, $855.00|
Meteorite thin-sections are carefully prepared glass slides suitable for mineralogical and petrology studies when viewed through a microscope. They are thin slices of meteorites that have been carefully ground down and polished so thinly that light can pass through the meteorite's mineral structures.
In transmitted light, thin sections reveal the texture and crystal shape of minerals and other identifying meteoritical characteristics while through polarized light, the mineralogy is awash in color allowing for more complete mineral identification.
Latvia, L6 chondrite.
Fell June 02, 1863, Historic Fall, $110.00
Lake, New South Wales, Australia, LL3.9 chondrite.
Found in Australia in 1975. Spectacular display of chondrules. $120.00
Labryinth, Australia, LL6 chondrite.
Found 1924. Stone chondrite, LL6, $80.00
Utah, L3.5 chondrite.
Stone chondrite, L3.5, Found 1931. Vivid chondrules, great slide for photography and chondrule study., $120.00
South Dakota, H4 chondrite.
Stone chondrite, H4, brecciated, fell August 29, 1892, $90.00
City, Michigan, H5 chondrite.
A very unusual meteorite, black, brecciated, shock veining, $120.00
(a) New Mexico, L5 chondrite.
Stone chondrite, L5, found 1933. Nice detail in this thin section, $90.00
Italy, H3/4 chondrite.
Stone chondrite, H3/4, Fell november 12, 1856. Rarely available in thin section. $110.00
| Kendleton, Texas, L4 chondrite.
Brecciated, contains L3 clasts. $90.00
Mountain, Arizona, L5 chondrite
Found 1981. An impact melt brecciated chondrite. $90.00
|Mocs, 15.4 grams, fusion crusted.|
|Mocs, 15.4 grams, same specimen, different surface.|
|This is an old European observed Fall with an
unusual classification - L5-6. Mocs fell in Transylvania, Romania on February
3, 1882. The specimen offered is a fusion crusted fragment with one cut
surface. It is unoxidized, very clean..
|Mocs, L5-6, 15.4 grams, 31mm x 22mm x 15mm, $750.00|
|Adzhi-Bogdo, Mongolia, LL3-6, fusion crusted, 5.20 grams. .|
|Fell, October 30, 1949 in Gobi Altay, Mongolia. Adzhi-Bogdo, a regolith breccia containing alkali-granitoids. Rarely seen or available, only about 900 grams found.|
|Adzhi-Bogdo, 5.20 grams, fusion crusted, 17mm x 18mm x 7mm, $1,170.00|
|Bilanga, 19.35 grams, fusion crusted.|
|Bilanga, 19.35 grams, same specimen, reverse side.|
|Fell October 27, 1999. Bilanga
is a brecciated monomict diogenite. Offered is a clean, fresh appearing, fusion
crusted specimen with visible breccia.
|Bilanga, ADIO, 19.35 grams, 50mm x 25mm x 12mm, $630.00|
|Bluff,(a) relic fusion crust, polished part slice, 19.2 grams|
|Found in 1878, Bluff (a) is a brecciated stone meteorite with visible Ni/Fe inclusions, chondrules, and melt-pockets in a light grey matrix. A very stable stone meteorite not suseptible to rusting.|
|Bluff,(a) relic fusion crust, 19.2 grams, 52mm x 32mm x 5mm, $190|
|Vouille, france, L6 0.58 grams, fusion crusted|
|Vouille, France, L6, 0.58 grams|
|Fell May 13, 1831, Poitiers, France. contains maskelynite. Rarely offered in any size. Clean, low oxidation, fusion crust, Historic European Fall. 0.58 grams, 12mm x 8mm x 6mm, SOLD.|
The photograph above is a close-up of the surface of this meteorite.The Saratov meteorite that fell over Penza, Russia on September 06, 1918 is a spectacular mass of chondrules, tightly grouped and consolidated into a meteorite!. Chondrules range in size from 1mm to 10mm. Saratov is one of the most chondrule-rich stone meteorites that we have seen.
grams, 35mm x 22mm x 21mm, $ 116.000
|Eagle, Cass County,
Nebraska, USA 5.90 grams
Eagle, an EL6 enstatite chondrite, fell over Nebraska on October 01, 1946. Several distinct chondrules can be seen in this 13.2 gram partial slice. There are no oxides on this prepared specimen, displays nicely. A rare USA enstatite chondrite.
grams, 47.9mm x 21.6mm x 5.2mm, $660.00
A selection of Black/gray Diamonds from Space
|Data on Carbonado Diamonds
Carbonado or "black" diamonds, are exotic diamonds found in Brazil and the Central African Republic. They are unusual for being the color of charcoal and full of frothy bubbles. These diamonds can also have a face that looks like melted glass.
A research team led by Stephen Haggerty of Florida International University in Miami has presented a new study that these "stones" were brought to Earth by an asteroid billions of years ago.
The scientists exposed polished pieces of these stones, now known as carbonado diamonds, to extremely intense infrared light. The test revealed the presence of many hydrogen-carbon bonds, indicating that the diamonds probably formed in a hydrogen-rich environment-such as that found in space. The diamonds also showed strong similarities to tiny nanodiamonds, which are frequently found in meteorites. Astrophysicists have developed theories predicting that nanodiamonds form easily in the stellar explosions called supernovas, which scatter debris through interstellar space.
Haggerty maintains that the deposits in the Central African Republic and Brazil, came from the impact of a diamond-rich asteroid millions of years ago, when South America and Africa were joined. So even though the two diamond fields are now thousands of miles apart, they're remnants of a single, original deposit. Haggerty estimated that the asteroid must have been about half a mile (one kilometer) in diameter.
The unusual bubbles seen in specimens of carbonados probably came from fizzing gases when the diamonds were forming, Haggerty added. This adds further credence to the extraterrestrial origin theory, since conventional diamonds form under immense pressure deep beneath the Earths crust, where gas bubbles simply couldn't form.
Carbonado diamonds also contain a mineral called osborneite, which has been found only in meteorites and comet dust recovered by the recent Stardust mission. Additionally, adding to the evidence for an extra-terrestrial origin, carbonado diamonds have never been reported among any of the other 600 tons of "conventional" diamonds mined, sorted, graded, traded, cut, and polished in the last century. "
|Flandreau, H5, 32.3 grams|
|Flandreau, Moody County, South Dakota, H5 chondrite. Found June 1983. Nice, stable, polished slice, large surface area.|
|Flandreau, H5, 32.3 grams, 37mm x 35mm x 7mm, $290.00.|
Many meteorites originate from asteroids but we're not sure of the pairings. With asteroid Vesta however, we do know. Vesta's reflectance spectra is a perfect match with this meteorite.
This Asteroid Presentation Set contains a slice of a rare type of meteorite called a eucrite. It is enclosed within a display case that is easily opened for examination. Includes an oak base, engraved brass label, and Certificate of Authentication.
Asteroid Display Set, $ 98.00
This is a great gift. The meteorite in this set formed 4.56 billion years ago in the solar nebula and contains interstellar grains - remnants of an earlier star that lived out it's life and exploded before the formation of our Sun.
Not only does this meteorite contain stardust but at 4.56 billion years old, it represents some of the oldest known unchanged matter. Included: oak base, engraved brass label, Certificate of Authenticity.
Touch this meteorite and you're touching a star.
Stardust Display Set, $ 98.00
A meteorite from Mars!
| Martian Meteorite Display Set
One of the most thought-provoking areas of science is the search for life on Mars. This search has been centered around Martian meteorites found on Earth that were blasted from the Martian surface by impacts.
This Display Set contains a carefully prepared slice of a Martian meteorite - an actual piece of the planet Mars - enclosed in an easily opened display case with oak base, engraved brass label, and Certificate of Authenticity.
Martian Display Set $ 290.00
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Lunar Meteorite Display Set
Ever think about touching and owning a piece of the Moon? Impossible only a couple of years ago but no longer. Several lunar meteorites have been found in the Libyan Desert and small fragments are occassionally available.
This extraordinary Display Set contains a 2 to 3mm size fragment of the Moon enclosed in a 2x2" display case easily opened for examination along with research information, oak base, engraved brass label, and Certificate of Authenticity.
Lunar Meteorite Set, $ 290.00
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