Stone Meteorites For Sale
Stony Meteorites is the largest group of meteorite types. As the name states they are composed of mostly mineral material. Along with the mineral most will have some nickel iron in the form of small grains of metal. But, there are many other characteristics that vary from specimen to specimen so that there are now a host of subgroups in the stone meteorite family. Some have a tiny little bit of metal while others have much more. Thus the low metal L type stones and the H high metal type stones. Some meteorites have been heated so much in their journey through the eons that they are recrystallized and nothing original remains. Others have lived quiet and peaceful lives in space and are pristine with internal structures nearly unchanged since their formation. Our catalog offers a wide selection of stone meteorites to satisfy the tastes of both the seasoned collector and the new collector.
- Allende (CV3.2)
Allende (CV3.2) 19.6g Individual — Allende is one of the most primitive meteorites, and it illustrates the history of our solar system better than any other space rock. The calcium-aluminum inclusions (CAIs) seen in CV chondrites were the very first bits of matter to condense out of the solar nebula and even pre-date chondrules by 2-3 million years. The chondrules in Allende formed over 100 million years before the accretion of differentiated bodies like Earth began. This specimen displays all the important visible characteristics of Allende. There is an approximately 15mm x 15mm window into the interior of this stone, which reveals a large 4mm diameter CAI, plus dozens of chondrules with many displaying their spherical shape. The exterior of this individual shows over 50% fusion crust. (SR0103)
- NWA 5515 Meteorite For Sale
Our part slices of NWA 5515 meteorite for sale have a very nice color and contains scattered chondrules. It is minimally shocked and shows only moderate weathering. A CK4 is a nice classification to add to any collection.
- NWA 4502 (CV3-4)
Carbonaceous chondrites are the most primitive meteorites, and CV chondrites illustrate the history of our solar system better than any other space rock. The calcium-aluminum inclusions (CAIs) seen in CV chondrites were the very first bits of matter to condense out of the solar nebula and even pre-date chondrules by 2-3 million years. The chondrules in CV meteorites formed over 100 million years before the accretion of differentiated bodies like Earth began.
NWA 4502 fell in an unknown Northwest Africa location and was purchased in Erfoud, Morocco. This weathered space rock contains countless chondrules 0.5mm to 1mm in diameter plus dozens of chondrules 1mm to 2mm in diameter. Also visible is a large 4mm calcium-aluminum inclusion (CAI). The external surface of this end piece displays essentially 100% fusion crust. (SR0166)
- Carancas Meteorite
We have small fragments of Carancas meteorite for sale in our online store. The Carancas meteorite was a witnessed fall at Puno, Peru on September 15, 2007. This meteorite is classified as a chondrite H4-5.
On September 15, 2007 a meteoroid entered the atmosphere over Lake Titicaca near the border of Peru and Bolivia. But, this was a most unusual event even for meteoroids. Normally a body the size of this one would detonate from the stresses of its tremendous velocity and the air pressure against it. This body however, appears to have been traveling at a strangely slow speed for a cosmic body. It reached the ground intact and created a crater something not normally done by chondrite meteorites. In doing so it destroyed itself into only small pieces. Carancas is a H4-5 type and quite friable. This crumbliness is also hard to explain for a body that reached the ground in one piece. This crater forming chondrite is certainly one of the most interesting new meteorites available for collectors.
- Allende Meteorites For Sale
Vist our website to view our Allende meteorites for sale . Every collection should have a representative specimen of Allende. Carbonaceous chondrites are believed to be one of the earliest forms of matter in space. Allende is rich in large chondrules and scattered through the matrix are irregular masses called Calcium Aluminum Inclusions or CAIs. Allende also contains microscopic diamonds that are among the oldest particles ever discovered.
- Chergach Meteorites For Sale
The Chergach meteorite is classified as an H5 Chondrite and fell near Mali, Africa in July 2007. The recovered weight of this meteorite is said to be at least 100 kilos. We have a few slices of Chergach meteorite for sale on our website. This H5 type chondrite has a light grey matrix with a highly visible scattering of small metal grains throughout the stone and a nice black fusion crust.
- Tagish Lake Meteorite
We have 3 sizes of small fragments of Tagish Lake Meteorite for sale available in our online store.
On January 18, 2000 at 8:43 in the morning a tremendous fireball was seen over the Yukon Territory. Loud explosions were soon heard. Some days later a local resident found the first of many fragments on the surface of Tagish Lake in British Columbia, Canada. During the following months while the area was still frozen several hundred meteorites were recovered. Classified as a C2 ungrouped it is a Carbonaceous Chondrite. Since its discovery it has become one of the most researched meteorites of recent time.
- NWA 1109 Meteorite
We have some nice part slices of NWA 1109 meteorite for sale on our website. The NWA 1109 Meteorite is a polymict eucrite breccia. It has no free metal, but is rich in light and dark mineral clasts with a beautiful honey color matrix.