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Note: Falls marked with a * were witnessed falls. Click on the name links to view a higher resolution image.
Lot Name
Type
Date of Fall/Find Total Known Weight Locality Description Weight &
Dimensions
Reserve
Status
Prelim
Estimate
Price
Paid
1 Holbrook*
L6
Jul/19/1912 ~220 Kg Navajo Co., AZ Complete specimen; 75% fusion crust; The Natural History Museum (London) provenance 95.77 g
53x37x31
Reserve $900 – $1,200 $500
2 Estherville*
MES-A3/4
May/10/1879 ~320 Kg Emmet Co., IA Partial slice; polished both sides; The Natural History Museum (London) provenance 83.2 g
88x61x5
None $500 – $700 $425
3 Mighei*
CM2
Jun/18/1889 ~8 Kg Nikolaev, Ukraine Fragment; Field Museum (Chicago) provenance; superior example 5.92 g
24x22x15
Reserve $800 – $1,100 $600
4 Siena*
LL5
Jun/16/1794 3.7 Kg Tuscany, Italy Complete slice; three edges fusion crust; The Natural History Museum (London) provenance; a noteworthy offering of a particularly historic meteorite (as meteorites did not "exist" to the scientific community prior to the Siena meteorite shower of 1794) 4.74 g
30x25x3
None $1,600 – $2,000 $1800
5 Ourique*
H4
Dec/28/1998 ~20 Kg Beja, Portugal Complete slice; 50% fusion crust; recovered by Mike Farmer 77.18 g
93x68x5
None $550 – $700 $425
6 Winona
AWIN
1928 24 Kg Coconino Co, AZ Fragment; a handsome specimen from a private collection; for meteorite cognescenti 2.22 g
22x12x6
None $650 – $800 $425
7 Lanxi*
L6
Jun/10/1986 1.282 Kg Heilongjiang, China Cut fragment; two edges fusion crust; Purple Mountain Observatory (China) provenance 21.28 g
33x23x11
None $250 – $350 $400
8 Cold Bokkeveld*
CM2
Oct/13/1838 5.2 Kg Cape Province, S. Africa Fragment; one surface fusion crust; two different lithologies; The Natural History Museum (London) provenance; a superior example 6.72 g
17x17x20
None $600 – $900 $700
9 Glorieta
PAL-UNGR
1884 ~148 Kg Santa Fe Co., NM Superb complete slice; complete exterior rim; loaded with characteristic sulfides; recovered by Steve Schoner following a fifteen year search; visually stunning 127.20 g
133x102x3
Reserve $4,250 – $5,250 $3000
10 Glorieta
PAL-UNGR
1884 ~148 Kg Santa Fe Co., NM Similar to the previous lot; partial slice; also derived from the main mass recovered by S. Schoner; a fine representation 64.90 g
119x66x2
Reserve $2,500 – $3,000 Pass
11 Allende*
CV3
Feb/8/1969 ~2000 Kg Chihuahua, Mexico Complete specimen; 50% fusion crust; contains CAI's or "stardust," the oldest matter that mankind can touch; Allende is the most researched meteorite in the world 160.80 g
56x51x44
None $450 – $600 $550
12 Willamette
IIIA
1902 ~15,500 Kg Clackamas Co., OR Rectangular specimen; The Natural History Museum (London) provenance; historic; extremely difficult to obtain 9.55 g
16x8x8
None $750 – $950 $3000
13 Willamette
IIIA
1902 ~15,500 Kg Clackamas Co.,
OR
Similar to previous lot. Even more difficult to obtain: partial slice; American Museum of Natural History provenance; a richly historic example — you can easily discern where this specimen was cut from mass which is on view at the Rose Center at the American Museum in New York City. A prestigious addition to any collection 96.47 g
149x71x4
Reserve $9,000 –$12,000 $10,000
14 Mundrabilla
IIICD-ANOM
1911 ~24,000 Kg Nullarbor Plain,
W. Australia
Naturally aesthetic individual; Macovich Collection 85.50 g
46x34x29
None $150 – $200 $350
15 Talampaya*
AEUC-C
1995 1.421 Kg Argentina Thick partial slice; two edges fusion crust; recovered by mountain climber after having been buffeted by the pressure wave of this meteorite's descent; a pristine and superlative example 72.97 g
62x36x14
Reserve $4,500 – $5,500 $3000
16 Talampaya*
AEUC-C
1995 1.421 Kg Argentina Similar to the previous lot; partial slice; one edge fusion crust 11.29 g
29x35x3
None $800 – $950 $500
17 St. Michel*
L6
Jul/12/1910 ~17 Kg Mikkeli,
Finland
Complete slice; 60% fusion crust; a choice example of this highly brecciated and extremely attractive meteorite 37.70 g
69x39x4
None $300 – $400 $375
18 D'Orbigny
Angrite
July, 1979 16.55 Kg Buenos Aires, Argentina Fragment; 35% fusion crust; private collection; featuring a 5mm vesicle, this is a superior example of D'Orbigny — or any angrite 6.84 g
28x19x4
Reserve $1,800 – $2,200 Pass
19 D'Orbigny
Angrite
July, 1979 16.55 Kg Buenos Aires, Argentina Similar to the previous lot; partial slice; 30% fusion crust; a fine example 3.23 g
Reserve $900 – $1,200 Pass
20 Kunashak*
L6
Jun/11/1949 ~200 Kg Chelyabinsk, Russia Polished end wedge; breccia w/distinctive chondrule; spots of fusion crust; Academy of Sciences (Moscow) provenance; highly decorative specimen 54.18 g
60x35x20
None $400 – $550 $550
Lot 21 Lot 22 Lot 23 Lot 24 Lot 25 Lot 26 Lot 27 Lot 28 Lot 29 Lot 30 Lot 31 Lot 32 Lot 33 Lot 34 Lot 35 Lot 36 Lot 37 Lot 38 Lot 39 Lot 40
Lot Name
Type
Date of Fall/Find Total Known Weight Locality Description Weight &
Dimensions
Reserve
Status
Prelim
Estimate
Price
Paid
21 Peekskill*
H6
Oct/09/1992 12.57 Kg Westchester
Co.,NY
Partial slice; one edge crust; the most famous meteorite/auto impact event on record — two pieces of the shattered tail light included 34.26 g
55x34x7
Reserve $2,500 – $3,500 $3000
22 Bjurbole*
L/LL4
Mar/12/1899 ~330 Kg Nyland, Finland Fragment; Finnish Geological Museum provenance; superior example 116.30 g
57x45x45
None $650 – $850 $450
23 Pasamonte*
AEUC-P
Mar/24/1933 5.1 Kg Union Co., NM Fractured corner end piece; three sides covered in fusion crust; a fine representation 12.40 g
20x20x15
None $1,200 – $1,500 $2000
24 Barbotan*
H5
Jul/24/1790 6.4 Kg Gers, France Partial slice; slight crust; The Natural History Museum (London) provenance; pristine specimen of this distinguished and historic meteorite; rarely available 7.68 g
31x51x2
None $1,200 – $1,400 $1000
25 Valera*
L5
~Oct/15/1972 ~50kg Trujillo, Venezuela Partial slice; variegated matrix; small edge w/crust; the only documented meteorite to have killed an animal (cow) 129.20 g
121x62x5
None $550 – $700 $375
26 Esquel
PAL
1951 ~755 Kg Chubut,
Argentina
Partial slice; superb example of a classic meteorite; resplendent crystals throughout 413.00 g
80x52x3
None $6,000 – $9,000 $3750
27 Esquel
PAL
1951 ~755 Kg Chubut,
Argentina
Similar to the previous lot; a striking example of an olivine-rich section of this stunning meteorite 45.73 g
80x52x3
None $800 – $1,000 $600
28 Four Corners
IB
1924 ~25 Kg San Juan Co.,
NM
Partial slice (with five corners); slight rim of exterior surface; Smithsonian Institution provenance 62.37 g
63x47x5
Reserve $3,000 – $4,000 Pass
29 Steinbach
IVA-AN
1724 ~98 Kg Sachsen, Germany Rectangular specimen; cut from the Breitenbach mass; The Natural History Museum (London) provenance; a choice--and remarkably fresh — representation of this historic meteorite 21.79 g
28x14x11
Reserve $1,700 – $2,100 $1600
30 Steinbach
IVA-AN
1724 ~98 Kg Sachsen, Germany Similar to previous lot. Partial slice; one edge of crust; also from the Breitenbach mass; The Natural History Museum (London) provenance; superlative example of this historic meteorite 92.85 g
47x45x11
Reserve $6,500 – $8,000 Pass
31 Bouvante*
AEUC-M
Jul/30/1978 8.3 Kg Drome, France Cubic-like end piece; slight fusion crust; private collection; another notable offering of a difficult to obtain meteorite 5.87 g
15x14x14
None $1,400 – $1,800 $700
32 Neenach
L6
Apr/1948 13.8 Kg Los Angeles Co.,
CA
Complete slice; rich variegated matrix; 99% fusion crust; one of only two meteorites found in L.A. County; UCLA provenance 225.80 g
170x99x5
None $950 – $1,200 $650
33 Tatahouine*
ADIO
Jun/27/1931 12 Kg Foum Tatahouine, Tunisia Cut and polished fragment; private collection; a superior example of a curious meteorite 14.52 g
41x20x9
None $300 – $400 $375
34 LA 001
ASHE
1999 0.698 Kg Los Angeles Co.,
CA
Partial slice; two edges fusion crust; variegated green & black matrix; Bob Verish's recent discovery of LA001 has made the meteorite — and Bob — famous; increasingly difficult to obtain 1.19 g
13x12x2
None $1,700 – $2,000 $1500
35 Chassigny*
SNC
Oct/3/1815 ~4 Kg Haute Marne, France Fragment of the planet Mars; the rarest type of Martian meteorites, Chassigny is the "C" in the SNC classificationัand the only chassignite known to exist; Museum National D'Histoire Naturelle (Paris) provenance 0.034 g
2x3x1
None $500 – $650 $750
36 Gibeon
IVA
1836 ~26,000 Kg Great Namaland, Namibia Complete specimen with rich patina and naturally formed hole; evocative of the work of Henry Moore; a matchless aesthetic specimen from the Macovich Collection 1417.00 g
125x105x82
Reserve $4,000 – $5,000 Pass
37 Vigarano*
CV3
Jan/22/1910 ~15 Kg Emilia-Romagna, Italy Partial slice; one edge fusion crust; loaded with inclusions; the "V" in the CV3 classification; The Natural History Museum (London) provenance 5.17 g
27x22x3
None $550 – $700 $650
38 Ningqiang*
CK-ANOM
Jun/25/1983 4.61 Kg Shanxi, China Large fragment; a choice and extremely fresh example of rare meteorite; exceedingly difficult to obtain 15.16 g
34x31x16
Reserve $2,000 – $2,800 $1600
39 Ningqiang*
CK-ANOM
Jun/25/1983 4.61 Kg Shanxi, China Similar to the previous lot; fragment; with a flawless spherical chondrule protruding from the matrix, this is an excellent example of an exotic carbonaceous chondrite 3.00 g
19x18x6
None $500 – $650 $375
40 Hvittis*
EL6
Oct/21/1901 14 Kg Turku, Finland End piece; 85% fusion crust; Finnish Geological Museum provenance; a prestigious addition to any meteorite collection — and the centerpiece of this sale; an extremely noteworthy offering 713.00 g
162x113x34
Reserve $25,000 – $30,000 Pass
Lot 41 Lot 42 Lot 43 Lot 44 Lot 45 Lot 46 Lot 47 Lot 48 Lot 49 Lot 50 Lot 51 Lot 52 Lot 53 Lot 54 Lot 55 Lot 56 Lot 57 Lot 58 Lot 59 Lot 60
41 Hvittis*
EL6
Oct/21/1901 14 Kg Turku, Finland Similar to the previous lot; partial slice; one edge crust; rare EL6 witnessed fall; Finnish Geological Museum provenance 15.93 g
39x30x3
None $650 – $800 $500
42 Dar al Gani 262  ALUN-A Mar/23/1997 0.513 Kg Hammadah al Hamra, Libya Superb partial slice of the Moon; large inclusion of anorthosite;this is a polymict anorthositic breccia; impact melt and calcite veins; private collection; DaG-262 is among the very most aesthetic and sought-after lunar meteorites; very little material has been available to the public 5.65 g
22x30x5
Reserve $10,000 – $14,000 Pass
43 NWA 482
LUNAR
Oct/2000 1.015 Kg North West Africa Another partial slice of the Moon from the only oriented lunar meteorite known to exist — and the only lunar meteorite available to the public with a white matrix; NWA 482 is a crystalline impact melt breccia with prominent melt veins and Lunar Highland affinities; recovered by M. Farmer & J. Strope 1.26 g
30x14x1
None $3,500 – $4,500 $2000
44 Covert
H5
1896 61 Kg Osborne Co., KS Complete slice; the largest and, per unit weight, the least expensive complete slice at this offering 965.00 g
449x309x4
None $800 – $1,100 $850
45 Orgueil*
C1
May/14/1864 14 Kg Tarn-et-Garonne, France Two small particles; one particle has a smidgen of fusion crust; The Natural History Museum (London) provenance 0.40 g
3 cubic mm
None $250 – $350 $190
46 NWA 904 Unknown 0.080 Kg North West Africa Complete specimen split in half; 100% fusion crust; contains a large (possibly carbonaceous) inclusion; very unusual 80.00 g
32x60x32
Reserve $800 – $1,100 $400
47 Shergotty*
ASHE
Aug/25/1865 ~5 Kg Bihar, India Fragment of the planet Mars; a handsome specimen of the "S" in the SNC classification (MARS) ; The Natural History Museum (London) provenance 2.29 g
18x14x6
None $3,000 – $4,000 $2500
48 Governador Valadares
ANAK
1958 0.158 Kg Minas Gerais, Brazil Partial slice; three edges of fusion crust; available only once in a Blue Moon, with less than 15g available to the public, GV is forever one of the Holy Grails of meteorite collecting; an extremely notable offering 0.91 g
17x9x1
None $3,500 – $4,500 $3000
49 Khor Temiki*
AUB
Apr/08/1932 ~3.2 Kg Kassala, Sudan Fragment; fusion crust; The Natural History Museum (London) provenance; nice representation of this rare meteorite 6.37 g
23x15x19
None $650 – $800 $500
50 Ensisheim*
LL6
Nov/07/1492 127 Kg Alsace, France Partial slice of the earliest documented witnessed fall; The Natural History Museum (London) provenance; richly evocative and historic, a fine example 5.82 g
38x32x2
None $1,200 – $1,700 $950
51 Murray*
CM2
Sep/20/1950 12.6 Kg Calloway Co.,
KY
Fragment; Smithsonian Institution provenance 8.44 g
26x19x17
None $1,100 – $ 1,400 Pass
52 Millbillillie*
AEUC-M
Oct/01/1960 ~330 Kg Western
Australia
1/2 specimen; polished cut surface; 99% fusion crust; private collection 77.58 g
51x31x29
Reserve $900 – $1,100 $650
53

Bilanga*
ADIO-M

Oct//27/1999 25 Kg

Bilanga,
Burkina-Faso

An incomparable end piece; with 60% fusion crust and, in what is extremely rare for Bilanga ั or any meteorite ั straight black veins which are essentially parallel coarse through and bisect the specimen which results in this consummate example 92.90 g
69x49x12
None $2,300 – $2,800 $1500
54 Divnoe
ACUNGR
Sep/01/1981 12.7 Kg Stavropol,
Russia
Partial slice; Academy of Sciences (Moscow) provenance; a fine specimen of a distinguished meteorite with a unique subtype; difficult to obtain 6.64 g
31x23x3
None $600 – $900 $475
55 Johnstown*
ADIO
Jul/06/1924 ~40.3 Kg Weld Co.,
CO
1/2 complete stone; 95% fusion crust except for cut face; superb example 46.45 g
43x31x24
Reserve $3,000 – $4,000 $2700
56 Murchison*
CM2
Sep/28/1969 ~100 Kg Victoria,
Australia
Complete individual; 95% fusion crust; Murchison contains many extraterrestrial organic compounds (amino acids, alcohols, carbonyls, etc.); Field Museum (Chicago) provenance 46.20 g
57x28x31
None $1,800 – $2,200 $2250
57 Efremovka*
CV3
Jul/1/1962 21 Kg Pavlodar, Kazakhstan Rectangular specimen; a fine example with Academy of Sciences (Moscow) provenance 5.64 g
22x13x6
None $600 – $750 $850
58 NWA 725
ACAP
2000 3.8 Kg Morocco Complete slice; 75% fusion crust; rare acapulcoite 28.95 g
63x44x3
None $2,500 – $3,500 Pass
59 Ornans*
CO3.3
Jul/11/1868 ~6 Kg Doubs, France Partial slice; the "O" in the CO classification; exceedingly difficult to obtain; a fine example with a provenance of The Natural History Museum (London) 2.69 g
28x17x2
None $400 – $550 $375
60 Imilac
PAL
1822 ~920 Kg Atacama Desert, Chile End piece; etched and labeled; DuPont Collection provenance; a notable specimen 154.50 g
71x56x18
None $1,400 – $1,800 $800
Lot 61 Lot 62 Lot 63 Lot 64 Lot 65 Lot 66 Lot 67 Lot 68 Lot 69 Lot 70 Lot 71 Lot 72 Lot 73 Lot 74 Lot 75 Lot 76 Lot 77 Lot 78 Lot 79 Lot 80
61 Imilac
7AL
1822 ~920 Kg Atacama Desert, Chile Obelisk-like end piece; obverse covered in crust; from the main mass of Imilac (205 kg) which was, before recently being sectioned, on display at the former British Museum of Natural History (now The Natural History Museum); a prestigious addition to any collection, this is an exemplary specimen of a historic meteorite 839.3 g
217x66x29
Reserve $11,000 – $14,000 $10,000
62 Mayo Belwa*
AUB
Aug/03/1974 4.85 Kg Haoussa,
Nigeria
Cut and polished fragment; very fine overall; private collection 9.78 g
42x27x9
None $700 – $900 $700
63 Imilac
PAL
1822 ~920 Kg Atacama Desert, Chile Highly translucent partial slice with one edge of crust; also from The Natural History Museum's (London) main mass 58.90 g
119x54x3
None $900 – $1,200 $750
64 Mocs*
L5-6
Feb/3/1882 ~300 Kg Transylvania, Romania Complete individual; 95% fusion crust except one cut and polished surface; historic tag; Academy of Sciences (Kazan) provenance 96.79 g
44x45x35
Reserve $1,000 – $1,400 $750
65 Lundsgard*
L6
Apr/03/1889 ~11 Kg Halland, Sweden Fragment; Foote label; a richly evocative historic example; Finnish Geological Museum provenance 29.20 g
41x24x26
Reserve $800 – $1,100 $950
66 Felix*
CO3.4
May/15/1900 ~3.2 Kg Perry Co., AL Partial slice; 30% fusion crust; Smithsonian Institution provenance; difficult to obtain 6.27 g
19x29x4
Reserve $850 – $1,150 $1000
67 Campos Sales   L5 Jan/31/1991 ~23.68 Kg Ceará, Brazil Outstanding complete specimen; 98% fusion crust; one of the finest specimens of Campos Sales known and the largest ever offered; fortunately this specimen was recovered immediately after its fall in a region of heavy rainfall; private collection 1490.00 g
129x111x85
Reserve $6,000 – $7,500 $4500
68 Cumberland Falls*   AUB Apr/09/1919 17 Kg Whitley Co., KY Superb partial slice with large inclusion of nickel-iron on obverse; small edge of fusion crust; Smithsonian Institution provenance 9.76 g
43x32x2
None $1,100 – $1,400 $850
69 Campo del Cielo  IA 1576 ~75,000 Kg Gran Chaco, Argentina Resplendent complete slice of New Campo; loaded with silicates surrounded by a mirror-like matrix of nickel-iron; highly aesthetic 93.90 g
102x77x4
None $450 – $650 $500
70 NWA 791
L6
2000 1.524 Kg North West Africa Complete specimen; ~90% fusion crust with natural desert varnish; a superlative and highly decorative example 1524.00 g
120x160x65
Reserve $1,600 – $2,000 $900
71 Manych*
LL3.4
Oct/20/1951 3.555 Kg Stavropol, Russia Partial slice; 100% fusion crust on rim; Academy of Sciences (Moscow); difficult to obtain, a rare LL3.4 witnessed fall with a low TKW 6.55 g
45x28x2
Reserve $550 – $700 $500
72 Sahara 97210  L/LL3.6 Dec/1997 3.2 Kg Sahara Desert Partial slice of another LL3 with one edge of fusion crust; remarkably fresh — especially for Saharan material 18.40 g
48x22x5
Reserve $600 – $750 $450
73 Amber
L6
1934 4.35 kg Grady County, Oklahoma Complete slice; 100% encrusted rim; Monnig Collection (Texas Christian University) provenance; catalog number on rim M169.1; very attractive overall 273.10 g
139x112x5
Reserve $800 – $1,100 $600
74 Kesen*
H4
Jun/13/1850 ~135 Kg Honshu, Japan Trapezoidal partial slice; one edge fusion crust; American Museum of Natural History provenance; a difficult-to-acquire Japanese meteorite 28.46 g
65x26x4
None $400 – $550 $225
75 Wuan*
H6
Jul/31/1986 ~50 Kg Hebei, China Partial slice with curved rim of crust; loaded with glimmering particles of nickel-iron; Academy of Sciences & Institute of Geochemistry (Guiyang) provenance 133.30 g
111x96x5
None $500 – $700 $350
76 Ahumada
PAL
1909 52.6 Kg Chihuahua, Mexico Partial slice; a bright and attractive specimen of this Chihuahuan pallasite; Field Museum (Chicago) provenance 44.10 g
55x68x3
None $850 – $1,200 Pass
77 Marjalahti*
PAL
Jun/1/1902 ~45 Kg Karelia, Russia Partial slice; only witnessed-fall pallasite available to the public; loaded with Marjalahti's unique chartreuse olivine crystals; rare and much sought-after; Helsinki Geological Museum provenance 44.77 g
75x56x3
Reserve $1,700 – $2,300 Pass
78 Marjalahti*
PAL
Jun/1/1902 ~45 Kg Karelia, Russia Only end piece in existence; loaded with fusion crust on the obverse; evidence of plucked olivines resulting from either the finder's belief in his hitting the extraterrestrial motherlode or, as a result of plucking by scientists: given the homogeneity of its crystals, Marjalahti olivine was designated the standard for olivine, and labs throughout the world calibrated their instrumentation to its crystals. An singularly notable offering of an incomparable specimen 142.44 g
99x58x14
Reserve $7,000 – $8,500 Pass
79 Campo del Cielo  IA 1576 ~75,000 Kg Gran Chaco, Argentina Complete specimen 16800.00 g None $1000 – $1200 $600
80 Campo del Cielo  IA 1576 ~75,000 Kg Gran Chaco, Argentina Complete specimen 9000.00 g None $600 – $700 $600
Lot 81 Lot 82 Lot 83 Lot 84 Lot 85 Lot 86 Lot 87 Lot 88 Lot 89 Lot 90 Lot 91 Lot 92 Lot 93 Lot 94 Lot 95 Lot 96 Lot 97 Lot 98 Lot 99 Lot 100 Lot 101 Lot 102 Lot 103 Lot 104 Lot 105 Lot 106
81 Marjalahti*
PAL
Jun/1/1902 ~45 Kg Karelia, Russia Similar to the previous Marjalahti lots; this partial slice is a fine representation of this storied meteorite 19.98 g
35x50x2
None $800 – $1,100 $700
82 Camel Donga
AEUC-M
Jan/1984 ~25 Kg Nullarbor Plain, Australia 2/3 complete stone with one cut surface; blanketed by a wealth of flow lines, folds, and ridges of Camel Donga's characteristic calcium-rich "burnt sugar" fusion crust; a magnificent example of this much sought-after meteorite 513.10 g
82x67x73
Reserve $9,500 – $12,000 Pass
83 Camel Donga
AEUC-M
Jan/1984 ~25 Kg Nullarbor Plain, Australia Similar to the previous lot; a complete specimen; 100% fusion crust; pristine 43.70 g
48x31x24
Reserve $1,100 – $1,300 $750
84 Camel Donga
AEUC-M
Jan/1984 ~25 Kg Nullarbor Plain, Australia Complete slice; 90% fusion crust; reveals the highly brecciated structure of this monomict eucrite 50.30 g
75x59x5
None $1,400 – $1,700 $1000
85 Kapoeta*
AHOW
Apr/22/1942 11.355 Kg Equatoria, Sudan Partial slice; a rare non-Antarctic, non-Saharan howardite witnessed fall; a fine representation 5.32 g
42x28x2
Reserve $1,200 – $1,600 $800
86 Luotolax*
AHOW
Dec/13/1813 0.885 Kg Viborg, Finland Partial slice with long curved rim of fusion crust; extremely rare non-Antarctic, non-Saharan howardite witnessed fall; Helsinki Geological Museum provenance; extremely difficult to obtain, Luotolax was a perfectly oriented meteorite; exceedingly rare 5.01 g
30x23x3
Reserve $2,200 – $2,800 $1500
87 Juvinas*
AEUC-M
Jun/15/1821 91 Kg Ardeche, France Partial slice; no crust; Museum National D'Histoire Naturelle (Paris) provenance 4.39 g
33x18x3
None $350 – $450 $190
88 Tjerebon
L5
Jul/10/1922 16.5 Kg West Java, Indonesia Partial slice;100% fusion crust; contains a seeming galaxy of large chondrules blanketed by glimmering particles of nickel-iron; evidence suggests that Tjerebon is part of a meteorite stream that resulted in the Baszkowka and Mt. Tazerzait 180.40 g
121x81x5
Reserve $1,000 – $1,400 $800
89 Xingyang*
H6
Dec/01/1977 75.5 Kg Henan, China Partial slice with one edge of crust; a deep grey matrix seemingly dusted by flecks of nickel-iron; Academy of Sciences (Beijing) provenance 85.70 g
90x59x4
None $550 – $700 Pass
90 Peña Blanca Spring*   AUB Aug/02/1946 ~70 Kg Brewster Co., TX A superior partial slice of this historic aubrite 25.06 g
50x58x3
None $800 – $1,000 $800
91 Kainsaz*
CO3.2
Sep/13/1937 ~200 Kg Tatarskaya, Russia Highly aesthetic wedge; obverse covered in fusion crust; a rare CO3.2 fall (recovered by KGB agents who were concerned by the news of this meteorite's bombardment); Academy of Sciences (Kazan/Moscow) provenance; a superb specimen 79.41 g
49x41x23
Reserve $2,800 – $3,200 $1900
92 Kainsaz*
CO3.2
Sep/13/1937 ~200 Kg Tatarskaya, Russia Similar to previous lot; partial slice; one edge crust; Academy of Sciences (Kazan/Moscow) provenance 15.52 g
40x32x3
None $600 – $700 $400
93 Mauerkirchen*
L6
Nov/20/1768 ~19 Kg Ober-Österreich, Austria Partial slice; historic and exceedingly difficult to obtain 2.01 g
30x10x2
None $400 – $500 $400
94 Gibeon
IVA
1836 ~26,000 Kg Great Namaland, Namibia Complete slice; shimmering crystalline pattern and troilite inclusions 565.70 g
110x200x5
None $350 – $450 $350
95 NWA 856
SNC
None 0.320 Kg North West Africa Complete slice of Mars; 80% fusion encrusted rim; contains NWA 856's characteristic large augite crystals; a very fine specimen of this exceedingly rare Martian meteorite 12.20 g
60x36x3
Reserve $7,500 – $9,500 Pass
96 Djati Pengilon*
H6
Mar/19/1884 ~166 Kg East Java, Indonesia Partial slice; one edge fusion crust; a dusting of nickel-iron flecks covers the black matrix — except for a large barred chondrule; a superlative example of Indonesia's most historic meteorite 128.90 g
107x87x4
None $700 – $1,000 $350
97 Shalka*
ADIO
Nov/30/1850 4 Kg West Bengal, India Partial slice; The Natural History Museum (London) provenance; a fine representation of a meteorite that is not often sliced (given its somewhat friable matrix and limited availability) 4.48 g
32x22x4
None $450 – $600 $550
98 Dongtai*
LL6
Jan/20/1970 5.5 Kg Jiangsu, China This lot is comprised of two, difficult to obtain, Chinese witnessed falls; they are the same type, LL6, and both meteorites have the same total known weight; the specimens offered here each 9.1 grams; both are also from the Macovich Collection, the largest private collection of Chinese meteorites outside of the Peoples' Republic. The first specimen, Dongtai, is a triangular partial slice 9.06 g
43x28x4
None $300 – $400 $450
99 Udei Station
IA
Spring/1927 103 Kg Benue, Nigeria Partial slice; visually arresting; Kaduna Geological Survey (Nigeria) provenance 219.00 g
117x80x5
None $900 – $1,200 $700
100 Oum Rokba
H5
2000 ~100 Kg Morocco Complete mass; 85% fusion crust with natural desert "varnish" and a warm deep-brown patina; an impressively massive and decorative example 4600.00 g
133x119x129
None $2,400 – $3,000 $1500
101 NWA 753
R3.9
None 12kg North West Africa End piece; one cut and polished face; obverse covered in fusion crust with natural desert "varnish"; unlike most rumaruti chondrites, this is an exceedingly fresh example 22.25 g
36x22x24
None $900 – $1,200 Pass
102 NWA 479
LUNAR
None 0.156 Kg Morocco Lunar-tics beware: extremely thin (0.22mm) partial slice; the first mare basalt to be made available (in effect, a specimen of the Moon that is completely comprised of lunar material and an absence of impactors); 0.28 g
25x17x1
Reserve $3,250 – $4,250 Pass
103 Kenna
AURE
1972 10.9 Kg Roosevelt
Co., NM
Partial slice; Kenna is one of the very few ureilites that is from neither the Sahara nor Antarctica; contains carbonaceous material in its high pressured form — diamonds; this is the fourth largest specimen of Kenna with the Max Planck Institute and The Smithsonian controlling >95% of all the material; a notable offering 72.70 g
83x33x9
Reserve $6,000 – $7,000 Pass
104 Smara
AEUC-P
2000 12.6 Kg Sahara Desert Large slice; 25% fusion crust on rim; a fine example of a polymict eucrite — in this case, five "different" eucrites are evident; from a private collection 195.90 g
140x100x6
None $4,000 – $6,000 $2000
105 Canyon Diablo Graphite Nodule  IA 1891 ~30,000 Kg Coconino
Co, AZ
Complete graphite nodule blasted out of its nickel iron matrix during impact in a locality referred to today as Meteor Crater, Arizona — the best preserved astrobleme on Earth 240.80 g
58x51x39
None $350 – $500 $300
106 Tucson
IRUNGR
1850 975 Kg Pima Co., AZ Rectangular specimen; from the "Tucson Ring" mass; Finnish Geological Museum provenance; a mini-monolith from one of the most fabled and sought-after American meteorites 2.23 g
27x5x1
Reserve $650 – $850 $525
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