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Updated March 17, 2017

ALFIANELLO - 10.1 grams
Fell February 16, 1883, Italy - L6 Chondrite

A classic 19th century Italian fall. Though well-distributed by weight, Alfianello specimens with a combination of institutional provenance, painted collection numbers, and fusion crust are uncommon. These 19th century witnessed European falls are not getting any easier to find!

Measures approx. 34 x 16 x 7 mm

Provenance: University of New Mexico's Institute of Meteoritics (IoM).

$707 (SOLD)

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JUVINAS, France w/ Rare Provenance
Fell June 15, 1821, Libonnes, France - Eucrite

An important eucrite from France with uncommon provenance from Babes Bolyai University, Romania. Specimen is accompanied by a numbered museum tray and original label (folded) from the University's Museum of Mineralogy. Specimen weighs 0.42 grams and exhibits a small patch of fusion crust.

$225

FUTTEHPUR - 0.47 grams
Fell November 30, 1822, India - L6 Chondrite

A rare and poorly-distributed Indian fall with less than ~3,700 grams known to be preserved worldwide. This small macro fragment measures approx. 9 x 6 x 5 mm and bears a small patch of fusion crust as well as nice veining. It comes housed in a curious vial noting that it was from the Nininger collection. Also carries a label from Peter Marmet.

$150 (SOLD)

ST. MICHEL -  26.5 grams
Fell July 12, 1910, Finland - L6 Chondrite

An excellent example of this Finnish witnessed fall with beautiful brecciation, black shock veins, and fusion crust. This fragment measures approx. 47 x 30 x 17 mm and originates from Harvard University by way of Bill Kroth (Cosmic Matter). An original copy of Borgstrom's monograph on St. Michel (in background) is included with this stellar fragment gratis.

$795

ODESSA -  99.5 grams
Discovered in 1922, Texas - Iron, IAB-MG

A handsome and perfectly stable example of this crater-making iron, uncleaned with a goreous patina that reminds me of chocolate truffle powder. This specimen also carries physical provenance from the University of New Mexico's Institute of Meteoritics (IoM) and can be found listed in at least one of their meteorite collection catalogs. Measures approx. 41 x 35 x 26 mm and includes a matching label from IoM.

$150 (SOLD)

CANYON DIABLO - 66.4 grams
Discovered in 1891, Arizona - Iron, IAB-MG

A lightly-sculpted, older surface find with physical provenance from the University of New Mexico's Institute of Meteoritics (IoM). Measures approx. 53 x 23 x 21 mm and includes matching IoM label. This specimen is also itemized in at least one IoM meteorite collection catalog.

$125 (SOLD)

KNYAHINYA -  15.4 grams
Fell June 9, 1866, Ukraine - L/LL5 Chondrite

Up for your consideration is this fine example of Knyahinya, which celebrates the 150-year anniversary of its fall today as I type this. 

This seldom-offered meteorite measures approx. 34 x 26 x 13 mm and bears approx. 97% fusion crust. With physical provenance from both Ward's Natural Science and the Oscar E. Monnig Meteorite Collection, this stone is sure to fill a hole in the "historic" collector's cabinet.

$925 (SOLD)

1937 GREGORY & BOTTLEY SALES LIST

An original meteorite sales list that offers a rare glimpse at what was available during the 1930s from Gregory & Bottley. From rare witnessed falls to finds, this list is sure to compel one to consider time travel. Five total pages with two pages either purposely ommited or missing. Prices are listed in pounds/shillings/pence.

$25 (SOLD)

19th c. GREGORY EPHEMERA/OFFPRINTS

A three-piece lot of scarce publications by James Gregory (1832 - 1899) that includes an early educational pamphlet on meteorites (c1890), a two-page offprint on the Daniel's Kuil meteorite from 1868, and a two-page offprint on two French meteorites (Aubres and Mornans) from 1887 with a short correction penned by the hand of Gregory himself.

$30 (SOLD)

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