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  Meteorite - Millbillillie achondrite, eucrite

 LM-1  

 Millbillillie Achondrite, Eucrite

 Wiluna District, Australia

 October 1960 fall

 Approx.  5.4 cm.  X  3.3 cm.  X  3.0 cm.

 79 grams         

 

Meteorite - Millbillillie achondrite, eucrite 

  An intact basaltic stone showing the characteristic

  shiny black crust with red clay coating.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Meteorite - Morristown mesosiderite

 LM-2

 Mesosiderite

 Morristown, Tenn - 1887 find

 Approx.  4.1 cm.  X  3.2 cm.  X  .9 cm.

 36.6 grams         

 An uncommon stony-iron meteorite from an old find.

 

 

 

Meteorite - Morristown mesosiderite

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Meteorite - Zag chondrite

 LM-3

 Zag Chondrite

 Morocco

 August 4 or 5, 1998 fall

 Approx.  12.5 cm.  X  8.0 cm.  X  7.0 cm.

 1020 grams      

 

 

                                                                                        Meteorite - Zag chondrite

 A large stone with lots of fusion crust. Zag

 has made the scientific news for containing

 halite and possibly asteroidal  water

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Meteorite - Sikhote-Alin octahedrite

 LM-4

 Sikhote-Alin Octahedrite

 Maritime Territory, Russia

 February 12, 1947 fall

 Approx.  7.8 cm.  X  3.2 cm.  X  3.0 cm.

 183 grams             

 

 A black iron meteorite showing characteristic regmaglypts ('thumbprints') or ablation cavities on the

 surface of the specimen. 

 

 

 Meteorite - Sikhote-Alin octahedrite

 LM-5

 Sikhote-Alin Octahedrite

 Maritime Territory, Russia

 February 12, 1947 fall

 Approx.  9.7 cm.  X  6.5 cm.  X  4.0 cm.

 699.5 grams           

 

 A black iron meteorite showing characteristic regmaglypts ('thumbprints') or ablation cavities on the

 surface of the specimen. 

 

 

Esquel pallasite, Chubut, Argentina

   MM011

   ESQUEL PALLASITE

   Chubut, Argentina

  Polished faces of an end-cut Esquel pallasite

   showing olivine crystal sections in the iron

   groundmass.  This meteorite is one of the

   more stable pallasites. A departure from the

   slices normally seen.

 

   

 

     Specimen size: approx. 10 cm  X  6.3 cm  X  3.5 cm        Weight: 316.5 grams

 

  

Esquel pallasite, Chubut, Argentina

   MM011

   ESQUEL PALLASITE

   Chubut, Argentina

   Rear view of the meteorite above showing

    fusion crust and regmaglypts.

   

   

 

 

 

 

   Specimen size: approx. 10 cm  X  6.3 cm  X  3.5 cm        Weight: 316.5 grams

 

     

Esquel pallasite, Chubut, Argentina

   MM012

   ESQUEL PALLASITE

  Chubut, Argentina

   A slice of Esquel.

   

   

   

 

   

 

 

     Specimen size: approx. 9.7 cm  X  6.6 cm  X  0.4 cm        Weight: 108.5 grams

 

 

Tenham chondrite, S. Gregory, Queensland, Australia

   MM013

   TENHAM CHONDRITE

  South Gregory, Queensland,

  Australia

   The exact date of the Tenham fall isn't certain

   although the fall was witnessed by several

   people in February, or March or April, in

   1879. An unweathered whole stone from

   the fall.

   

     Specimen size: approx. 5 cm  X  3.6 cm  X  2.8 cm        Weight: 95 grams

 

 

Camel Donga eucrite, Nullarbor Plain, W. Australia

   MM014

   CAMEL DONGA EUCRITE

  Nullarbor Plain, W. Australia

   An example of the uncommon Camel

   Donga eucrite showing  black fusion

   crust on the reverse side of the specimen.

   The presence of metal in this achondrite

    makes it very unusual.

   

 

    Specimen size: approx. 4.6 cm  X  3.2 cm  X  1.2 cm        Weight: 25 grams

 

  Camel Donga eucrite, Nullarbor Plain, W. Australia

    Reverse side view showing fusion crust.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Specimen size: approx. 4.6 cm  X  3.2 cm  X  1.2 cm        Weight: 25 grams

 

 

Wolf Creek octahedrite, Kimberley, W. Australia

   MM015

   WOLF CREEK OCTAHEDRITE

   Kimberley, Western Australia

   An iron meteorite recovered from the

   Wolf Creek impact crater in Western   

    Australia.

   

   

 

 

   

      Specimen size: approx. 3.1 cm  X  2.5 cm  X  1.8 cm        Weight: 19 grams

   

 

Gold Basin chondrite, Mohave Co., Arizona

   MM016

   GOLD BASIN CHONDRITE

   Mohave County, Arizona

   Part of a fall estimated to have occurred

   15,000 years ago, this meteorite shows

    the weathering that would support that

    estimation. Gold Basin meteorites were

    found by gold prospectors who picked

    them up with their metal detectors. 

   

    Specimen size: approx. 3.8 cm  X  3.6 cm  X  2.8 cm        Weight: 72 grams

 

  

Miles silicated octahedrite, Queensland, Australia

   MM017

   MILES SILICATED

  OCTAHEDRITE

   Queensland, Australia

   Miles is a rare anomalous iron meteorite.

   Only two specimens were found.

    

   

   

 

   Specimen size: approx. 6.9 cm  X  3.6 cm  X  1.5 cm        Weight: 81 grams

     

 

Gao-Guenie chondrite, Gourounsi, Burkina-Faso

   MM018

   GAO-GUENIE CHONDRITE

  Gourounsi, Burkina-Faso

   A nice sized stone showing plenty of

   fusion crust with a look into its interior

   through a chip in the corner.

   

   

   

 

 

     Specimen size: approx.  8.4 cm  X  6.5 cm  X  4.8 cm        Weight: 385.5 grams

 

 

Carbo octahedrite, Sonora, Mexico

   MM019

   CARBO OCTAHEDRITE

  Sonora, Mexico

   A slice of the Carbo iron showing a Widman-

   statten pattern and troilite inclusion.

   

   

   

 

 

   

     Specimen size: approx.  8.8 cm  X  6.3 cm  X  .8 cm        Weight: 388 grams

   

 

Allende chondrite, Chihuahua, Mexico

   MM020

   ALLENDE CHONDRITE

   Chihuahua, Mexico

    A slice of the Allende carbonaceous

    chondrite showing the white calcium-

    aluminum inclusions characteristic

    of this meteorite. These inclusions are

    considered to be some of the oldest

    matter in the universe.

 

 

      Specimen size: approx.  9 cm  X  8.3 cm  X  .5 cm        Weight: 97.5 grams

 

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