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Here are a few more interesting items (many names I have never seen before). From the lot I received a day or so before my last offering in June. Most of these are certainly NOT cheap on a price per gram level. These were basically priced as a specimen, add a difficult (or nearly impossible) to obtain new name to your collection way. It was hard to guess a “fair” price on most o this material. I am certain that I have gotten some of these wrong on both sides (some too expensive and some, like the St. Michel from the last list (which sold in seconds and had more than 12 people desperately wanting the piece) probably too cheap. Anyway, I hope there is something here for everyone.
This is one I had to look up. I don’t recall ever seeing a piece of this one. Only one stone fell and it seems that the material has found deep hiding places since. Both of the pieces I have here look like they have at least some crust. Under magnification, this is quite interesting. It looks to be a loose conglomeration of lots of tiny chindrules. Wish I had a bigger piece to look at this way.
a) .027 gram fragment – 3mm x 3mm x 2mm - $20-SOLD
b) .265 gram cut fragment – 7mm x 5mm x 4mm - $100-SOLD
(L6), veined. Fell February 10, 1853.
Tkw = 16.7+kg.
Here is one that looks well distributed, amongst the museums anyway. However, I don’t think much of this one has gotten into collector’s hands. I don’t recall ever seeing a piece. The museum collection lists in the Catalog of Meteorites looks to add up quite close to the reported total known. Anyway, yet another “may never see it again” thing. The piece I have here are all just small fragments.
a) small fragment (around .01g or so) – 2mm x 2mm x 2mm - $10-SOLD
b) .042 gram fragment – 5mm x 3mm x 2mm - $20-SOLD
c) .065 gram fragment – 4mm x 3mm x 3mm - $30-SOLD
There once was an man from Cass, who’s ….. Never mind. That one would get me in to trouble with someone out there (not “family” material. I can’t help but think of such things when I see this meteorite’s name. I don’t think that has been all that often over the years however. Anyway, this is one of the older falls I have had and probably in fairly high demand as such. These are all small fragments in a capsule. As you will see, I finally gave up weighing all the tiny fragments that came in as part of this collection. The torsion balance I use to weight these things is slow and cumbersome (but very accurate usually) and, for most of these things, the weight does not really matter as they are being sold as specimens and not by weight.
a) Small fragment (around 2mm x 1.5mm x 1mm) in capsule - $10-SOLD
b) Medium fragment (around 3.5mm x 2mm x 1mm) in capsule - $15-SOLD
c) Large fragment (around 4mm x 3mm x 2mm) in capsule - $25-SOLD
I think I had a small fragment or two of this some months ago. I can’t recall if I put it on a list of if it sold immediately to collectors back east. Anyway, here are a few small fragments and crumbs.
a) small fragment (around 2mm x 2mm x 1mm) in capsule - $10-SOLD
b) .03 grams of crumbs in a capsule - $20-SOLD
c) .275 gram cut fragment – 8mm x 4mm x 4mm - $80-SOLD
Years ago (20 or so perhaps), I had more of and easier access to this meteorite than Murchison. I really have had very few pieces since. Here I have only one substantial fragment and then a capsule of small fragments (around 1mm to around 4mm in size).
a) .15 grams of small fragments in a capsule - $30-SOLD
b) 1.39 gram fragment – 17mm x 9mm x 8mm - $280-SOLD
(H4), brecciated. Fell November 17,
1773. Tkw = around 4kg.
This is one of the oldest falls I have had in a long time. In fact, looking over the falls by date in listed in Meteorites A to Z, about the only fall I see listed from earlier that I know I have had a piece of is Ensisheim! So, this fall is the second oldest I have ever had. To add even more to the excitement, this is quite rare in museum collections. There are a number of museums that have substantial pieces of this but a few have less (sometimes far less) than a gram! In fact, the largest piece I have here is over 3 times the size listed in the Monig Collection and around 1.4 times the size of piece the British Museum (The Natural History Museum, London more technically) has listed in their collection! These specimens are all fragments.
a) small fragment (around 1.5mm x 1mm x 1mm) in capsule - $15
b) larger fragment (around 2.5mm x 2mm x 1.5mm) in capsule - $25
c) .097 gram fragment – 5mm x 5mm x 2mm - $100
d) .347 gram fragment – 8mm x 6mm x 4mm - $340
veined, brecciated. Fell August 13,
1904. Tkw = 18.6kg.
It has been awhile since I have had a Canadian meteorite and I am sure like those in the past, these will probably end up going back to Canada (or there possibly will be some upset Canadian collectors who missed out by being just a little too slow to respond). Anyway, as with most of what I have offered recently, these are small fragments.
a) .025 gram fragments (3 pieces) in capsule – $10-SOLD
b) .13 gram fragment – 5mm x 4mm x 3mm - $30-SOLD