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Updated July 29, 2018
HISTORIC CHARLOTTE WATERS AUSTRALITES
Whether you are a tektite collector or not, you'll want to check out these "historic" Australites that were collected by John W. Kennett with the help of Aborigines during the 1930s, and recently deaccessioned from the South Australian Museum. SOLD OUT
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JUVINAS, France w/ Rare Provenance
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.
TIRHERT - 11.8 grams
Tirhert is simply of the most beautiful meteorites available to collectors today. It is a witnessed achondrite with gorgeous, glassy, partially translucent fusion crust, and a stunning interior composed mostly of white plagioclase and tan pyroxene grains.
ST. MICHEL - 26.5 grams
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.
COLE CREEK, Nebraska Specimens
I just listed the last five specimens of this beautiful chondrule-rich, Nebraskan chondrite. At only $4 a gram, these last few specimens should not last long. Click photo to be taken to all available specimens. SOLD OUT
BIBLIOTHEQUE BRITTANIQUE (1776-1806) including Thomson's historic etching
A large set of original volumes of Marc-Auguste Pictet's scientific journal, Bibliotheque Brittanique. Pictet's journal played an important role in the foundation of meteoritics, allowing crucial information regarding the fall of stones, along with many other scientific topics, to cross channels throughout Europe. Examples include early reports regarding Siena, King's abstract on his book about Siena and Wold Cottage, Chladni on the Pallas iron (Krasnojarsk), Biot's letter on l'Aigle to Pictet, reports on Alais, and many more. Perhaps most notably is Thomson's historic etching of a meteorite, which predates von Widmanstatten's discovery by four years. Further reading on Thomson's historic discovery can be found by clicking >>HERE<<
This beautiful set contains a total of 30 volumes spanning the years 1776-1806. Three volumes are missing, though the missing volumes do not contain any meteorite-related reports. For further information regarding this set, please contact me.
YOUNDEGIN Iron Specimens, Australia
I have a limited number of this hard-to-find Australian iron available including some original Youndegin documents and albumen from 19th century British meteorite dealer James Gregory. Click pic to view all specimens. ONLY 1 LEFT!
BRUDERHEIM, ex. Univ. of Alberta
An 18.7 gram crusted part-slice from the source museum for Bruderheim - The University of Alberta (UA). According to the UA's collection data [LINK], this specimen is off a larger stone that was found by David Lopushinsky on the farm of his friend Matthew Krys. How many Bruderheim specimens have you seen with recovery location data available for sale? I have see one - This one.
Bears UA painted number. Measures approx. 43 x 37 x 5mm
VIEW HILL, New Zealand - 67.6 grams
Up for your consideration is this beautiful Kiwi iron from one of the toughest localities for any meteorite collector - New Zealand! To further its appeal, this specimen holds physical provenance from the source museum - Canterbury Museum (CM), Christchurch. This is the first time I have ever seen a specimen from CM, so those of you who collect specimens from specific or source museums will be pleased.
This specimen also comes by way of the late Dr. Elbert King. It is likely that King exchanged the piece directly with CM. I had the iron professionally prepared by KD Meteorites to remove some deep saw marks and ensure stability.
19th C. Historical Meteorite Albumen!
Click image for a rare selection of antique meteorite albumen from 19th c. British meteorite dealer James R. Gregory. These one-of-a-kind, neatly-labeled photos are perfect for framing and dressing up your collection room or cabinet. SOLD OUT
American Meteorite Laboratory Tektites
Three numbered Indochinites with original matching AML labels.
1886-1895 A.E. Foote Publication Catalogs
A rare compilation of neatly-bound A.E. Foote (1846-1895) publication catalogs containing seven issues from the years 1886, 1892, and 1895. These are sales catalogs for works on various subjects, mostly natural history and minerals. Contains a small section on meteorite works. Bound in beautiful half-calf on marble boards. Some pages toned and numerous checks to entries. An interesting glimpse at the famed naturalist's business.
Lot of 19th c. Scientific Journals w/ Meteorites
Five complete issues of Sitzungsberichte der kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften from 1852, 1860 (2), 1861, and 1881, containing some reports on meteorites by Haidinger, Partsch, Wohler, and Brezina. Reports include those on Santa Rosa (Rasgata), Shalka, Futtepur, Pegu, Assam, Segowlee, Capland, Quenggouk, and some early US meteorite finds. Wraps are in mixed conditions from good to poor. Some loose covers and uncut pages.