[meteorite-list] AD: July Catalog Offerings
From: AL Mitterling <mittmet51_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2020 19:34:19 -0700
Current Mitterling Meteorite Offerings. Thank you for looking!
Mitterling Meteorite Offerings July 24h to 31st, 2020
Selling Meteorite Specimens for over 31 Years!
(574-453-7285) Best Calling Times 07:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST.
I'm near the phone during the week of an offering.
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I will consider reasonable offers on any of the specimens, except those
Sincerely --AL Mitterling - Mitterling Meteorites
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Note: put mouse over specimens to see names on color catalog. Specimens are
in same order of list.
Portales Valley, NM This is a slice with metal veins! Portales Fell June
13th, 1998 at 7:45 a.m. Class: H6 and one of the most unique falls of
recent times. After detonations were heard and smoky trails seen in the
sky, a shower of meteorites landed near Portales, New Mexico. 53 objects
have been recovered, with a total mass of 71.4 kg. The largest pieces
weighed 16.5 kg. Speculation that some of the meteorites were hot from the
fall or heated by the hot Sun still exist today. Possible orientation of
the fall might account for possible heat generation of specimens.
Specimen weight 48 gm Price: $1,300.00
Marlow, Ok Class: L5. From Jim Schwade Collection/Robert Haag. Found in
1936. Has a weathered, deep brown matrix with metal showing. Endpiece from
Jim Schwade. Meteorite was found some 6 miles WSW of Marlow, Ok. Main mass
of this specimens was used on a farm tractor and in a family root cellar.
Areas of the material can have a dark greenish color in the matrix of the
Weight 103.6 grams Price: $400.00
Zag Southern Morocco Fell early August 1998. Zag has a very nice breccia,
interior and classed H3-6 chondrite. This meteorite is very rare in the
sense that blue halite salt crystals were found in it. Only two meteorites
(Zag and Monahans) are known to have contain these halite (salt) crystals.
These crystals contain liquid water making them unique for a fall.
Weight: 368 grams Cost: $1500.00 OBRO
Thuathe, Lesotho (H4/5) Fell: July 21, 2002. I have about 2 slices of this
material from 7 gm to 11 plus grams. An interesting fall seen traveling
east to west over Lesotho before the bolide exploded. Dust trails were seen
from the fall and a very loud explosions from the fall were heard. A 7.4 km
X 1.9 km strewnfield was found on the Thuathe Plateau. Slices are crusted
on the edges. Price $6/ gram.
Weight 6.5 gm, 8.2 gm, 9.4 gm
Oum Dreyga Gour Lafkah, Western Sahara Fell 2003 the 16th October, 02:00 UT
Ordinary chondrite (H3-5) On 16 October 2003, Moroccan soldiers stationed
in Western Sahara saw a meteorite falling on Gour Lafkah Mountains, south
of Zbayra, about 21 km from Oum Dreyga. The meteorite fell
near a 670 km long wall built in 1985, protected by anti-personnel mines,
and guarded by soldiers. About 17 kg were recovered. Stones from this fall
were later brought to Moroccan dealers. Most of them have been collected
after a rainfall and are thus slightly oxidized. However, some fragments had
been picked up soon after the fall; these are very fresh. Fragments have
been sold under different names.
Weight 45.7 gm Prince $195.00
Wells, Texas Lynn County, Texas, USA Found ca. 1985, recognized 1996.
Ordinary chondrite (LL3.3) A 4.135 kg stone was found by P. M. Sherrill in
a grain field. Nice chondrite loaded with chondrules in the matrix of an
overall rich brownish color. One of the nicest meteorites to be found in
the state of Texas. Weight 8.6 gm $295.00
Allegan, Mi Fell July 10, 1899 8am. 31.75kg Ordinary high-iron
[H5, S1, W0] After detonations, a single stone fell. Total iron (28.5 wt%)
and olivine composition (~Fa18) are consistent with those of ordinary H
chondrites. Most of the mass has been held at the U.S. National
Museum. Weight 9.8 grams Price: $650.00
New Orleans, LA New Orleans, Louisiana USA Fell 2003 September 23rd at
about 16:05 hrs (CST)Ordinary chondrite (H5) On the afternoon of September
23rd 2003, a meteorite crashed through the two-story home of Ray and Judy
Fausset, who were not at home at the time. Neighbors said that they heard a
"terrific noise." Two observations of a fireball were recorded. The main
mass of the meteorite was found in the crawl space under the house. Powdery
meteorite debris and fragments were found along the penetration path
throughout the house. A total mass of 19.256 kg was recovered from the
Fausset house, the three largest fragments weighing 2966 g, 1292 g and 1001
g. Some additional material (~100 g) was also recovered in the surrounding
neighborhood. The meteorite has a light grey matrix with a black fusion
crust and friable. Abundant metal and troilite are visible on broken
surfaces, as well as some thin (mm-thick) impact melt veins.
Weight 10.4 gm Price $2,500.00 OBRO
Moss, Norway Class: CO3.6 - At about 10:20 am on July 14, 2006, a bright
fireball traveling SSE-NNW was witnessed by many people and a loud
explosion and a rumbling sound was heard in the air above Moss and Rygge in
south Norway, on the east side of the Oslofjord. Shortly after, a small
meteorite was heard to land on an aluminum sheet and was recovered.
Extensive searches in the area have resulted in the recovery of a total of
5 stones. Note that light rainfall occurred a few days after the fall.
Only 3.76 kg total weight. Specimen Weight: 1.18 gm Price:
Isheyevo Bashkortostan, Russia Class: carbonaceous, bencubbin- like
meteorite. Found 2003
Class: CH/CBb One stone, weighing 16 kg, was found by a farmer driving a
tractor in a field during harvest season. Located in the Ishimbai region of
Bashkortostan, close to the Isheyevo village. A small piece of the
meteorite was issued to the Vernadsky Institute by Kazakov D.A., and
Polozkov A.G, September 2004 Specimen
Weight: 2.76 grams Price: $250.00
NWA 1430 (TATA) Found: 2001 Class: IIIAB This is a thin half slice weighing
349 gm with super good surface area. Found in Morocco. Irons are uncommon
coming out of the NWA region. No doubt they were used for artifacts over
the years. This slice has a nice widmanstatten pattern ranging from fine to
medium over the length of the slice. (6.5 X 5 inches) Price $950.00
Sikhote Alin whole with thumbprints 381.2 grams Super nice piece with 100%
crust and great features you just aren't seeing these days. Purchased years
ago during the time when every dealer
had nice specimens. Class: IIAB Price
Cape York Meteorite was found in the summer of 1963. Class: IRON IIIAB,
medium octahedrite. Weight is Estimated 15 tons. Meteorite has not been
fully excavated. Discovery: The meteorite was discovered by Dr. Vagn
Buchwald (Copenhagen, Denmark), during a study of the loci?ation where the
Greenland meteorites were previously discovered. It was 6 km to the west of
the point where the two known specimens ?Woman? and ?Dog? were found and
is undoubtedly a part of the Cape York me?teorite shower. The meteorite lay
on an ice-free slope 500 m from the shore and was partly covered with
gneiss boulders. There was no crater and no crushing of rocks discovered.
The meteorite has temporarily been left where disco?vered. The specimen
found is the sixth from the Cape York me?teorite shower. Dr. Vagn Buchwald
has drawn up a summary of precise data on all the known specimens as of
September 1963. (from the meteoritical Bulletin)
Weight: 245.8 gm $2,495.00
Udei Station, Nigeria Fell: Spring of 1927 Silicated Iron Meteorite Class:
IAB ungrouped. This is a sensational silicated iron meteorite with a brown
matrix and rich in metal, a medium octahedrite with silicated features in
the matrix. The fall was heard by the local people but exact date was not
Weight: 223.8 gm Price: $1,000.00
Canyon Diablo (Meteor Crater) Iron Sculpted individual with a lot of
character. Class IAB-MG. Many specimens from the Canyon Diablo region have
been found over the years. A giant meteorite crater marks the spot of a
catastrophic collision with the Earth many thousands of year ago where
fragments landed around the crater, some many miles away. A great search by
the Barrington Family for the main mass that was thought to exist below the
crater was conducted. No great mass was every found. Later on Harvey
Nininger was able to take measurements of the soil where little spheroids
were found and came up with the mass of the meteoroid that created the
awesome feature named meteor crater.
Weight 62.5 gm $395.00
*Achondrites *Lunar NWA11273 (Lunar Feldspathic Breccia. Material excavated
from a site near Tindouf, Algeria was purchased by a consortium of dealers.
Classification: Lunar (feldspathic regolith breccia)
Weight 7.58 gram $450
Millbillillie, Australia Class: eucrite. Whole Stone 360 grams 100% fusion
crust showing half black/half orange clay crust. (this is a super nice
specimen showing flow line features!) This collected find was most likely a
fall from a few years back.
Price: $3,600.00 Pretty Firm
Johnstown, CO. Slice Class: Diogenite 1/4 slice 9.2 grams with about an
inch long of black fusion crust on natural outside surface. T fall
interrupted a funeral that was taking place and part of the fall landed on
the outside of the church.
Price: $1,400.00 OBRO
D'Orbigny Buenos Aires Prov. Part Slice (1 1/8 X 3/4 X 1/8 inches) Shows
interesting green/gray matrix of this rare angrite. A 16.55 kg stone,
mostly covered with dark gray fusion crust, was found in a corn field after
a farmer hit it with a plow. Shows unique formation characteristics.
Weight 3.84 gm $1,000.00 or best reasonable offer.
*Rare Hard to get specimens*
Monument DrawAndrews County, Texas, USA Found 1985, recognized 1990
Stone, acapulcoite (from the Meteoritical Bulletin)
One stone of 524.5 g was plowed up by Joe Don Nevill in 1985 about 18 miles
NW of Andrews, Texas. Information, classification and analysis, olivine
Fa10.1?0.2, pyroxene Fs10.6?0.4Wo1.7, Timothy J. McCoy, Dept. of Geology
and Geophysics, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, USA, see also
McCoy et al. (1992). Specimen weighs 2.9 grams and has a metal vein
running through the stony matrix. Field information by the late Glenn Huss.
The main mass is in possession of the finder. This specimen came from the
King Collection of Meteorites. Price $2,900.00 OBRO
Georgetown, Australia (iron) Found in 1988 RARE IIICD iron, now regrouped
as IAB-ung. This meteorite was analyzed by Choi et al. (1995) and
subsequently listed in the Catalog of Meteorites
as an anomalous IIICD iron with silicate inclusions (it has fantastic
troilite). It was later analyzed
by Wasson who classified it as a ?solo iron related to IAB.? The name
?Georgetown (iron)? is now recognized as official by the Meteorite
Nomenclature Committee. J. T. Wasson ) reports that Georgetown (iron) was
found an unknown distance from Georgetown, Queensland, Australia, by a gold
prospector with a metal detector.
Weight 26.2 gm $1,500.0
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