HOW TO BUY A METEORITE

THE AFFORDABLE SPACE ROCKS ACT, 2016
Get orbital with these excellent specimens priced at under $200

Meteorites are rare and valuable, both to scientists and collectors. Meteorites are less common than gold, platinum, diamonds, or even emeralds! Museum quality meteorites can cost thousands of dollars, but at Aerolite Meteorites we believe in offering quality specimens to suit all budgets. All pieces pictured on this page are priced at under $200. Every meteorite we sell comes with a hand made specimen ID card and is guaranteed 100% authentic and as described. Please see our contact and ordering page for more information. The scale cube pictured in some images measures 1 cm.
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NWA 7397 Martian  AN AEROLITE EXCLUSIVE!
Full slices of Mars in attractive display box with COA

New Listing Northwest Africa 7397 is a martian meteorite found in the dry deserts of Africa in 2012. It was examined by meteorite scientists A. Irving and S. Kuehner at the University of Washington and classified as a shergottite. These are superb FULL SLICES expertly prepared on a special hi-tech saw for maximum surface area and comes with a certificate signed by Geoff Notkin. Own a piece of the Red Planet at an extraordinarily low price! We have a very limited supply of these lovely collectibles. MORE >>>
Only $199.00 each


CHELYABINSK
LL5 Witnessed fall, Chelyabinsk, Russia, February 15, 2013
Every meteorite enthusiast will forever remember the astonishing news of the truly massive fireball and explosions over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk in February of 2013. It was easily the largest meteoritic event since the Sikhote-Alin fall of 1947. Many of these pieces show impact melt features and a dark gray to nearly black interior. This superbolide was traveling at an astonishing speed of 42,900 mph, with light from the meteor was brighter than sun. The shock wave from the fireball caused damage to over 7,000 buildings spreading across six cities.
 

CHELYABINSK SET WITH BROKEN GLASS
From the world's most famous fireball

Our new Chelyabinsk collectible contains three fusion-crusted Chelyabinsk stone meteorites (average 2 to 3 grams total) and a genuine piece of city building glass shattered by the shockwave. The coolest meteorite collectible ever! Picture shows front and back of box and you also receive a color Chelyabinsk fireball photo.

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$100.00


NORTHWEST AFRICA 8022
Lunar, Feldspathic Breccia
An Aerolite exclusive!! Only one 1,226 gram stone of this noteworthy material was found. Lunar meteorites arrive on our planet after material is ejected from the surface of the moon during a impact (by a meteorite!). The surface of the moon is covered in a layer of fragmented and unconsolidated material, or regolith, formed during meteorite impacts. NWA 8022 is composed of fused feldspathic pieces of this regolith. We have just a small amount of this material, however, what we have is some of the largest lunar slices we have seen. Photo credit Sean Parker Photography.
 

NWA 8022 0.2 gram vial of MOON DUST!
Lunar, feldspathic breccia
Found 2013 Morocco, Northwest Africa


New Listing
A limited edition Aerolite exclusive! This superb lunar material collection features a glass vial filled with 0.2 grams of moon dust! Also included are a COA personally signed by Geoff Notkin, a specimen ID card, display stand with label, card holder and 4x6 photograph. The moon photos are by renowned Tucson astro imager Sean Parker Photography.

$150.00
per set


NORTHWEST AFRICA 8687
Lunar, Troctolite

 

NWA 8687 0.48 grams
'End' cut
Lunar (Troctolite)
Found 2014 Morocco, Northwest Africa



0.48 grams
11 mm x 8 mm x 5 mm
$192.00
 


NORTHWEST AFRICA 8043
Achondrite, Diogenite
Diogenites are one of the fascinating anomalies in meteorite science. Of almost 50,000 officially recognized meteorites, only about 40 are diogenites. Thought to have formed within the asteroid Vesta [pictured], they contain no iron and display large, green crystals. We are delighted to offer these fine pieces at a fraction of what diogenites typically sell for (compare with Tatahouine at $35/gram). A rare opportunity to acquire one of the very rarest meteorite classes.

NWA 8043 Diogenite 13.3 grams
Achondrite, Found 2013 Morocco, NWA
13.3 gram fragment

A little darker than the others, this specimen shows a jade green hue and displays tiny rainbow-colored inclusions when examined with a loup.
30 mm x 22 mm x 16 mm   
$133.00


NORTHWEST AFRICA 10256
Carbonaceous Chondrite, CR2
Newly classified CR2 carbonaceous chondrite. An Aerolite exclusive!

With a small total known weight of 707.3 grams, Aerolite acquired six identical appearing full stones with smooth abraded fusion crust. A saw cut reveals many distinct chondrules of variable size set in a dark-gray groundmass. This rare CR2 is thought to have been heated at higher temperatures as compared to other carbonaceous chondrites (CI/CM) and formed in an aqueous environment.

 

NWA 10256 3.2 grams
Carbonaceous Chondrite CR2
Morocco, Northwest Africa
Purchased 2015


A lovely dark matrix littered with colorful chondrules and bright white Calcium Aluminum Inclusions.

3.2 grams

30 mm x 23 mm x 2 mm

$64.00

 

NWA 10256 4.7 grams
Carbonaceous Chondrite CR2
Morocco, Northwest Africa
Purchased 2015


A truly fantastic full slice of this rare meteorite type, clearly showcasing the formation of our solar system.

4.7 grams

39 mm x 33 mm x 3 mm

$94.00


NORTHWEST AFRICA 7498
Ordinary Chondrite L4
The total known weight of this recently discovered, and very pretty, L4 is only 1,100 grams. Its attractive, dark interior is packed with large gray chondrules and very fine nickel iron flakes. This chondrite is rich in troilite, "some decorating chondrule rims, scattered taenite and kamacite, minor CI-rich apatite and high-Ca pyroxene." (Meteoritical Bulletin)

NWA 7498 19.6 grams
Ordinary chondrite L4, Found Morocco, NWA
19.6 gram full slice

Very attractive full slice with abundant chondrules and metal flakes. Last one!

69 mm x 54 mm x 3 mm   
$137.00


SIKHOTE-ALIN METEORITE PENDANTS IN SILVER
An Aerolite Meteorites Exclusive
Sterling silver wrapped jewelry made for Aerolite Meteorites by Cody Cantrall

 

SIKHOTE-ALIN IRON METEORITE
WITH SILVER CUSTOM WIRE WRAP

Intricately woven sterling silver encapsulates a splendid piece of the Sikhote-Alin iron meteorite. Two delicate swirls on the bottom add a simple element of beauty.

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$175.00

Catalogue number sa-25-1 (pendant is 38 mm)


 

SIKHOTE-ALIN IRON METEORITE
WITH SILVER CUSTOM WIRE WRAP

An intriguing pendant with a clearly futuristic appearance. An impressive and attention-getting piece for the star of your life!

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$175.00

Catalogue number sa-25-1 (pendant is 38 mm)


MOLDAVITE PENDANTS
An Aerolite Meteorites Exclusive
Striking gold and sterling silver wrapped jewelry creations by The Velvet Sea
 

SEA-GREEN MOLDAVITE GLASS
SET IN SILVER

New listing Moldavite set in silver.

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$100.00
Catalogue number mol-6-3 (pendant is 33 mm)

GAO-GUENIE
H5 chondrite witnessed fall, Burkina Faso, March 5, 1960
This meteorite was originally named Gao, but was renamed Gao-Guenie in recent years. This lovely meteorite is one of the best available examples of a chondrite. Specimens show fusion crust and an attractive ochre patina. Many also show classic features of orientation, including rollover lips. Gao is still a very affordable meteorite.

GAO-GUENIE 46.3 grams
H5 Fell Burkina Faso, March 5, 1960
46.3 gram complete stone

Excellent stone with a lovely shape, moderate orientation, 100% primary and secondary fusion crust, and striking surface characteristics.
44 mm x 23 mm x 22 mm   
$175.00

GAO-GUENIE 56.7 grams
H5 Fell Burkina Faso, March 5, 1960
56.7 gram individual

99% fusion crust on this outstanding, classic example of a stone meteorite. Gently rounded edges come to a blunted point.

47 mm x 35 mm x 23 mm   
$198.00 

 

GAO-GUENIE 17.5 grams

Highly oriented individual
H5 chondrite
Fell Burkina Faso, March 5, 1960

New listing Exquisite super highly oriented individual with textbook flat trailing edge, dome-shaped leading edge, radiating flowlines, and spectacular complete rollover lip. An amazing example of orientation!

17.5 grams    30 mm x 25 mm x 16 mm
$125.00

 

GAO-GUENIE 18.2 grams

Highly oriented individual
H5 chondrite
Fell Burkina Faso, March 5, 1960

New listing Gorgeous highly oriented individual with flat trailing edge, pointed leading edge good rollover lip and about 97% fusion crust. Your own personal heat shield!

18.2 grams

30 mm x 24 mm x 18 mm

$130.00

GAO-GUENIE 12.8 grams
H5 Fell Burkina Faso, March 5, 1960
19.4 gram oriented individual

An unusual stone with intriguing flight history. It looks as though this one broke up in flight, then oriented as there is a rollover lip covering a secondary fusion crust, as well as some fantastic flow lines. 29 mm x 24 mm x 14 mm   
$128.00 ON SALE! $97


GOLD BASIN, ARIZONA
Ancient stone meteorites from the famous Arizona strewnfield
In 1995 an Arizona gold prospector, Jim Kriegh, discovered ancient stone meteorites in Mohave County, AZ. His friend Twink Monrad joined him in the hunt and they spent years carefully documenting their finds. Gold Basin has been described as "one of best mapped strewnfields in history." We filmed a first season episode of Meteorite Men at this famous site during 2009 and it remains one of the most popular shows.
POLISHED HALF STONES WITH EXQUISITE INTERIOR FINISH
Gold Basin is one of our favorite meteorites, due largely to our long history with it. The strewnfield finder, Jim Kriegh, was a close personal friend of Aerolite President Geoff Notkin, and we filmed one of our favorite Meteorite Men episodes in the strewnfield. While GB doesn't look particularly interesting on the outside, when prepared in the lab, it reveals a wonderland of colorful relict chondrules, Impressionist-like mists of matrix color, and lots of metal flakes. We had these half stones cut and expertly polished on a diamond lap to show off their gorgeous interiors.
 

GOLD BASIN 57.5 grams
L4 chondrite
Found Mohave County, AZ 1995

New listing Lovely polished half stone with cream and dark brown interior, lots of metal and some large relict chondrules. Beautiful interior colors.

57.5 grams
68 mm x 39 mm x 12 mm

$115.00

 

GOLD BASIN 74.6 grams
L4 chondrite
Found Mohave County, AZ 1995

New listing Polished half stone with large face and some giant relict chondrules. Very shiny with tons of nickel-iron flecks.

74.6 grams
68 mm x 39 mm x 12 mm

$150.00

 

GOLD BASIN 82.9 grams
L4 chondrite
Found Mohave County, AZ 1995

New listing Attractive half stone with with a very highly polished face and abundant metal, with grey, yellow, and cream-colored relict chondrules.

82.9 grams
66 mm x 49 mm x 17 mm

$166.00

 

GOLD BASIN 90.7 grams
L4 chondrite
Found Mohave County, AZ 1995

New listing Polished half stone, shaped like Madagascar when stood on its end. Very colorful interior with high polish, lots of metal and chondrules.

90.7 grams
68 mm x 46 mm x 24 mm

$181.00

 

GOLD BASIN 93.5 grams
L4 chondrite
Found Mohave County, AZ 1995

New listing The polished face on this fine half stone is tombstone shaped and shows a cloudy, brown and cream interior with lots of chondrules. Both pretty and spooky!

93.5 grams
64 mm x 43 mm x 22 mm

$187.00


 

NWA XXX MATCHED PAIR 66.5 grams
Unclassified chondrites, found Sahara Desert

New listing
Attractive pentagon-shaped unclassified stone meteorite with good remnant fusion crust, sliced in half with both faces highly polished on a diamond lap. The interior shows a tan matrix with abundant metal flakes and colorful chondrules. At a guess, maybe an L4? It might be worth getting this one classified.

66.5 grams (total)

41 mm x 35 mm x 9 mm [and] 43 mm x 34 mm x 16 mm

$125.00

 

NWA XXX MATCHED PAIR 108.8 grams
Unclassified chondrites, found Sahara Desert

New listing
Nice obelisk-shaped unclassified stone, cut in half and diamond lap polished to reveal a very dark brown and ochre interior showing hundreds of tiny nickel-iron flecks.

108.8 grams (total)

61 mm x 31 mm x 13 mm [and] 63 mm x 34 mm x 15 mm

$155.00

 

NWA XXX MATCHED PAIR 110.5 grams
Unclassified chondrites, found Sahara Desert

New listing
Beautiful highly oriented stone, with domed from and concave trailing edge and dark remnant fusion crust, cut in half and diamond lap polished to reveal a cream interior with abundant nickel-iron flecks.

110.5 grams (total)

49 mm x 41 mm x 21 mm [and] 52 mm x 41 mm x 14 mm

$160.00


NORTHWEST AFRICA 5950
Carbonaceous Chondrite, CV3
We have a long and happy history with this unusual CV3, which was classified by Bathurst Observatory in New South Wales, Australia. Only about 3 kg of this material was initially found and Aerolite acquired most of it. Perhaps about two more kilos of small pieces were later recovered. NWA 5950 presents colorful orange chondrules in a dark matrix. All cut specimens have been expertly prepared on a diamond lap and show a bright and shiny finish. The exterior is dark brown with weathered remnant fusion crust.

 

NWA 5950 12.7 grams
Half stone with polished face
Carbonaceous chondrite, CV3
Found 2009, Algeria, Northwest Africa


Well-prepared half stone with highly polished face and bright orange chondrules.

12.7 grams
36 mm x 27 mm x 9 mm
$102.00
 

 

NWA 5950 13.9 grams
Half stone with polished face
Carbonaceous chondrite, CV3
Found 2009, Algeria, Northwest Africa


Good oval half stone with abundant grey and orange chondrules.

13.9 grams
34 mm x 29 mm x 9 mm
$111.00
 

 

NWA 5950 14.7 grams
Half stone with polished face
Carbonaceous chondrite, CV3
Found 2009, Algeria, Northwest Africa


Particularly appealing half stone with overly large and colorful orange chondrules.

14.7 grams
29 mm x 28 mm x 12 mm
$118.00
 


NORTHWEST AFRICA 6135
Ordinary Chondrite, LL3.8
This marvelous LL3 is a honeycomb of densely-packed yellow, gray and green chondrules. In the pre-NWA days a chondrule-rich LL such as this would have sold for hundreds of dollars a gram. Beautiful complete polished slices at only $8/gram. That's a lot of chondrules for your buck.

NWA 6135 LL3.8 10.0 grams
Ordinary chondrite, Found 2008 Algeria, NWA
10.0 gram full slice

Attractive full slice, that sits perfectly on our small display stand and packed full of lovely chondrules.

39 mm x 38 mm x 4 mm   
$80.00

NWA 6135 LL3.8 15.7 grams
Ordinary chondrite, Found 2008 Algeria, NWA
15.7 gram full slice

Abundant multi-colored chondrules decorate this full slice, including a couple of extremely large ones. An amazing look into the formation of our solar system.
55 mm x 38 mm x 4 mm   
$126.00


H.H. NININGER AND THE AMERICAN METEORITE LAB

Pioneering meteorite hunter and scientist Harvey H. Nininger's extraordinary life was recounted in his thrilling autobiography, Find a Falling Star — a must-read for all meteorite enthusiasts. He authored numerous other books, including Out of the Sky, Arizona's Meteorite Crater, and Our Stone-Pelted Planet.

Dr. Nininger created the American Meteorite Laboratory, opened the worlds's first independent meteorite museum on Route 66 near Meteor Crater, and was a founding member of the Meteoritical Society. He recovered thousands of meteorites and carried out groundbreaking work at important meteorite sites such as Brenham, Kansas; Canyon Diablo (Meteor Crater), Arizona; Toluca, Mexico; and many other locations across the United States and around the world.

During the 1950s, Dr. Nininger and his wife Addie, journeyed to Vietnam and worked with local landowners to assemble a remarkable collection of tektites. This expedition is well documented in his book Find a Falling Star. Each specimen was meticulously labeled, one at a time, by hand. The larger pieces received a hand painted number, while the smaller ones were cataloged using a small number written on tape, and then affixed to the specimen. Some of the specimens offered on this page are likely visible on the table in the photo from Find a Falling Star [above left]

These specimens were received via institutional trade from one of the world's foremost meteorite research collections. Each piece is accompanied by a custom, and hand signed, certificate of authenticity/specimen ID card. Some pieces are also accompanied by handwritten paper notes in Nininger's own hand. This is an extraordinary opportunity to acquire a very affordable specimen with an original number from the research collection of one of the most important figures in the history of meteoritics.

 

HOLBROOK   A VERY SPECIAL OFFERING!
Historic H.H. Nininger "peas"

New Listing These magnificent fusion crusted Holbrook individuals are from the historic H.H. Nininger American Meteorite Lab Collection. They were acquired directly from the Center for Meteorite Studies at ASU in an institutional trade (ASU purchased Nininger's collection). Too small to carry hand painted numbers, each piece is accompanied by a special certificate of authenticity/ID card personally signed by Geoff and verifying its Nininger provenance.
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$95.00 each

H.H. NININGER AMERICAN METEORITE LABORATORY
Field-collected tektites with original hand painted Nininger numbers and
special signed COA / ID specimen cards

 



Spherical tektite which appears to still have some original soil attached. With Nininger number hand painted directly onto specimen. Accompanied by signed COA/ID card.

With hand painted Nininger number 32v695
3.9 grams
19 mm x 15 mm x 14 mm

$59.00

 



Round droplet with Nininger number hand painted directly onto specimen. Accompanied by signed COA/ID card.

With hand painted Nininger number 32v765
4.1 grams
23 mm x 16 mm x 11 mm

$49.00


 



Flared droplet with Nininger number hand painted directly onto specimen. Accompanied by signed COA/ID card.

With hand painted Nininger number v961
4.3 grams
38 mm x 13 mm x 12 mm

$52.00

 



Attractive oval tektite with a variety of surface features, reminiscent of both Indochinites and rhizolites. With affixed label and handwritten Nininger number. Accompanied by signed COA/ID card.

With handwritten Nininger number 32v815
5.9 grams
21 mm x 18 mm x 14 mm

$71.00

 



Petite flared specimen with Nininger number hand painted directly onto specimen. Accompanied by signed COA/ID card.

With hand painted Nininger number 32v155
6.3 grams
37 mm x 16 mm x 13 mm

$74.00

 



Interesting piece that seems to hint at orientation with Nininger number hand painted directly onto specimen. Accompanied by signed COA/ID card.

With hand painted Nininger number 26v965
8.8 grams
34 mm x 18 mm x 12 mm

$96.00

 



Peanut-shaped individual with Nininger number hand painted directly onto specimen. Accompanied by signed COA/ID card.

With hand painted Nininger number 32v919
9.1 grams
32 mm x 17 mm x 15 mm

$99.00

 



Flared droplet with Nininger number hand painted directly onto specimen. Accompanied by signed COA/ID card.

With hand painted Nininger number 15v784
9.2 grams
57 mm x 18 mm x 13 mm

$99.00

 



Round "drop" specimen with Nininger number hand painted directly onto specimen. Accompanied by signed COA/ID card.

With hand painted Nininger number 32v698
9.8 grams
22 mm x 21 mm x 19 mm

$100.00

 



Elegant beetle-shaped individual with Nininger number hand painted directly onto specimen. Accompanied by signed COA/ID card.

With hand painted Nininger number 32v656
11.5 grams
36 mm x 18 mm x 14 mm

$115.00

 



Very fine spoon-shaped specimen with original Nininger number painted on one edge. Accompanied by signed COA/ID card.

With hand painted Nininger number 11v268
13.1 grams
54 mm x 19 mm x 12 mm

$130.00

 



Superb elongated club-like droplet with original Nininger number painted on the large end. Accompanied by signed COA/ID card.

With hand painted Nininger number 14v255
14.8 grams
64 mm x 21 mm x 20 mm

$139.00

 



Fabulous collection of six small, oval tektites, each with individual, affixed Nininger number and one signed COA/ID card. A splendid grouping.

With various handwritten Nininger numbers
17.8 grams total

$178.00

 



Beautiful, overly large and flattish droplet with original Nininger number painted directly onto its "foot." One of our best tektites. Accompanied by signed COA/ID card.

With hand painted Nininger number 15v746
23.3 grams
59 mm x 24 mm x 16 mm

$187.00

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SIKHOTE-ALIN SHRAPNEL LUCITE PYRAMID

A Sikhote-Alin shrapnel specimen encapsulated in an alluring crystal clear lucite pyramid. Please note: the pyramid you will receive will contain a shrapnel piece similar, but not identical, to the one in the photo.

Approximately 330 grams (will vary slightly with the specimen)

104 mm (tall) x 82 mm (base) x 82 mm (base)

$150.00

 

SEYMCHAN SLICE LUCITE PYRAMID

A polished part slice of the Seymchan pallasite meteorite encapsulated in a crystal clear lucite pyramid. Please note: the pyramid you will receive will contain a slice similar, but not identical, to the one in the photo.

Approximately 330 grams
(will vary slightly with the specimen)
104 mm (tall) x 82 mm (base) x 82 mm (base)

$150.00


NORTHWEST AFRICA 7040
Ordinary Chondrite, H3.4
This highly unusual meteorite was found in 2011. It shows an uncommon coco-colored background, sprinkled with beautifully-preserved, dusty-gray chondrules of varying sizes.

 

NWA 7040 10.2 grams
Full slice
Ordinary chondrite, H3.4
Purchased 2011, Morocco, Northwest Africa


A unique shape, visible weathered exterior, and exquisite interior composition provide a elegant piece.

10.2 grams
63 mm x 37 mm x 3 mm
$102.00

 

NWA 7040 11.4 grams
Full slice
Ordinary Chondrite, H3.4
Purchased 2011, Morocco, Northwest Africa


Appealing part slice dotted with large smoky-gray chondrules and is dusted with a few eye-catching metal flakes. Outstanding!

11.4 grams
64 mm x 37 mm x 3 mm
$114.00


NORTHWEST AFRICA 869 POLISHED END CUTS AND HALF STONES
L4 – 6 brecciated chondrite
We consider NWA 869 to have one of the most attractive interiors of any chondrite and these polished half stones and end cuts — prepared especially for Aerolite from individuals hand selected by company owner, Geoff Notkin — show this fascinating chondrite at its absolute best. All pieces have been expertly prepared by one of our top labs and meticulously finished on a diamond lap to the very highest standards.

 

NWA 869 55.7 grams
L4–6 Found 2000 Tindouf, Algeria

New listing Very good triangular end cut, well prepared, with diamond lap-polished face, grey matrix, and abundant light chondrules and shiny metal flakes.

55.7 grams
73 mm x 52 mm x 8 mm

$110.00

 

NWA 869 72.6 grams
L4–6 Found 2000 Tindouf, Algeria

New listing Excellent triangular end cut with very bright diamond lap-polished face, multiple light-colored chondrules, brecciation and abundant metal flakes.

72.6 grams
72 mm x 50 mm x 25 mm

$127.00

 

NWA 869 102.1 grams
L4–6 Found 2000 Tindouf, Algeria

New listing Sizeable and attractive oval half stone with very clean and bright polished face, and excellent interior dotted with lots of chondrules and chondrule fragments of varying size and color. Nice!

102.1 grams
55 mm x 49 mm x 24 mm

$153.00


LIBYAN DESERT GLASS

Libyan Desert Glass (sometimes referred to as Egypt or Egyptian Desert Glass) is a rare and beautiful impact glass, found in only one remote location on Earth, near the Libyan/Egyptian border. It is associated with an ancient meteorite impact, which occurred somewhere in the North African deserts. Quality specimens are translucent, and also display pseudo regmaglypts, possibly caused by wind erosion, or by ablation when molten fragments were thrown into the air following impact. Perhaps the most enchanting of all meteorite-related collectibles, Libyan Desert Glass is now extremely difficult to obtain, as removing material from the site is prohibited by the Egyptian government.

The ancient pectoral pictured at left belonged to Tutankhamun, and the yellow scarab is carved from Libyan Desert Glass, giving this striking meteoritic material a unique link to Egypt and to humanity's distant past. [Photo © BBC]

 

LIBYAN DESERT GLASS 30.1 grams
Impact glass   Libyan Desert

An elongated specimen with deep scoops on three faces. A portion of the piece has a milky appearance versus the remainder with a clear pale yellow.

30.1 grams 
52 mm x 31 mm x 26 mm

$150.00

 

LIBYAN DESERT GLASS 33.9 grams
Impact glass   Libyan Desert

Excellent individual with intriguing, relatively, flat and smooth 'base' rising over well-sculptured sides to a pointed peak.

33.9 grams 
44 mm x 43 mm x 37 mm

$170.00

LIBYAN DESERT GLASS
Impact glass
Libyan Desert Glass is a rare and beautiful impact glass, found in only one remote location on Earth, near the Libyan/Egyptian border. It is associated with an ancient meteorite impact, which occurred somewhere in the North African deserts. These outstanding specimens came from a colleague who has close ties with Egypt. They were acquired years ago, before the ban on hunting was enacted by the Egyptian government. We have noticed a sharp decline in quality material available.
 

LIBYAN DESERT GLASS
Impact Glass
Location: Libyan Desert


7.7 grams 
33 mm x 25 mm x 9 mm
$40.00

 

LIBYAN DESERT GLASS
Impact Glass
Location: Libyan Desert



8.5 grams 
42 mm x 19 mm x 15 mm
$51.00

 

LIBYAN DESERT GLASS
Impact Glass
Location: Libyan Desert


15.0 grams 
38 mm x 26 mm x 18 mm
$76.00

 

LIBYAN DESERT GLASS
Impact Glass
Location: Libyan Desert

Displays well from several angles. Superb character and color in one outstanding piece.

36.4 grams 
52 mm x 34 mm x 25 mm
$146.00

 

LIBYAN DESERT GLASS
Impact Glass
Location: Libyan Desert

Nice angular shape, reminds us of the pyramids. A wonderful addition to any collection.

40.6 grams 
45 mm x 35 mm x 35 mm
$162.00

 

LIBYAN DESERT GLASS
Impact Glass
Location: Libyan Desert

Lovely individual with a deep groove, pseudo regmaglypts and honey hue.

47.3 grams 
46 mm x 43 mm x 37 mm
$189.00

 

LIBYAN DESERT GLASS
Impact Glass
Location: Libyan Desert

Large and enthralling piece with angular faces highly polished and sculpted by desert wind and sand. Honey-yellow in color with good translucency, and at a bargain price!

50.1
grams 
59 mm x 39 mm x 36 mm
$199.00


JIDDAT AL HARASIS (JaH) 073
Ordinary chondrite, L6, Al Wusta, Oman, found 2002
With its weathered orange exterior, this is a great "throw rock" for meteorite hunters to test their eyes (and metal detectors) in the field.

 

JIDDAT AL HARASIS 073 87.4 grams
L6 Found Oman, 2002

New listing Solid end cut with highly polished face showing orange and black matrix and very small nickel-iron flecks.

87.4 grams

54 mm x 51 mm x 24 mm

$110.00

 

JIDDAT AL HARASIS 073 107.6 grams
L6 Found Oman, 2002

New listing Nice end cut with large, triangular polished face, black, orange, and cream matrix, peppered with hundreds of tiny nickel-iron flecks.

107.6 grams

93 mm x 62 mm x 41 mm

$135.00


WHITECOURT
Iron Meteorite (IIIAB)
The identification of a new crater in northern Alberta, and its attendant shrapnel fragments in 2007, was one of the most significant meteorite discoveries in recent years. The area surrounding the crater is a national preserve and there is a $50,000 fine for removing meteorite fragments. Two episodes of Meteorite Men were filmed at Whitecourt, and these specimens from outside the preserve were found by one of my friends and hunting partners, and have been granted official export permits from the Canadian Government. An attractive color copy of that permit accompanies each of these specimens. Intensive hunting at Whitecourt by the experienced Canadian team means there are almost no pieces left to be found, and we are delighted to be able to offer a small number of these highly collectible crater-forming meteorites.

WHITECOURT 13.9 grams
Iron (IIIAB) Identified 2007, Alberta, Canada
13.9 gram shrapnel piece

Dome shaped piece with a small protruding "thumb" on the reverse face, and natural patina.

28 mm x 18 mm x 16 mm   
$210.00 SALE $185


NORTHWEST AFRICA 4502
Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)
Found December, 2005, Algeria
With its shiny black exterior and dark brown interior, punctuated by large orange chondrules, this interesting carbonaceous chondrite looks very atypical from most members of its group. Classified by T. Bunch and J. Wittke it is officially described in the Meteoritical Bulletin has having "well-defined chondrules, chondrule fragments, and refractory inclusions set in a slightly weathered matrix." Our full slices, half stones, and end cuts have been highly polished on a diamond lap to show 4502's intriguing interior features in the best possible light. With its colorful undifferentiated chondrules, 4502 is a glimpse back to the formation of our solar system, over 4.6 billion years ago.

 

NWA 4502 23.7 grams
Half stone with polished face
Carbonaceous chondrite, CV3
Found 2005, Algeria


New listing
Very well prepared triangular end cut with highly polished face displaying oversized orange chondrules. The reverse face is dark grey/black and shows abundant shiny remnant fusion crust.

23.7 grams
44 mm x 38 mm x 10 mm
$175.00
 

 

NWA 4502 23.8 grams
Half stone with polished face
Carbonaceous chondrite, CV3
Found 2005, Algeria


New listing
Really beautiful end cut with particularly fine polished face and densely-packed orange chondrules, also showing hints of grey and mauve.

23.7 grams
44 mm x 42 mm x 8 mm
$190.00
 

 

NORTHWEST AFRICA 4502
Stone meteorite, ordinary chondrite L4–6
Found 2000
Location: Tindouf, Algeria, Northwest Africa

A blocky, yet angular individual with wedge-shape. A rather fascinating specimen. Plenty of chondrule dimples on the exterior.

26.0 grams  
38 mm x 26 mm x 23 mm

$130.00 SALE $95

 

NORTHWEST AFRICA 4502
Stone meteorite, ordinary chondrite L4–6
Found 2000
Location: Tindouf, Algeria, Northwest Africa

A clear terrestrial dirt demarcation line shows where this piece was buried in the desert sand with just a corner visible. Reminds us of an iceberg.

28.3 grams  
39 mm x 30 mm x 20 mm

$140.00 SALE $98

 

NORTHWEST AFRICA 4502
Stone meteorite, ordinary chondrite L4–6
Found 2000
Location: Tindouf, Algeria, Northwest Africa

Fun orange slice-shaped individual with a few chips, and just dotted with chondrules.

28.5 grams  
42 mm x 25 mm x 15 mm

$142.00 SALE $99


CAMPO DEL CIELO
"Campitos
"
Iron Meteorite (IAB)

"Field of Heaven" is the English translation for this historic, yet affordable meteorite. First discovered in 1576, it is one of the world's oldest documented meteorite finds. In later years meteorite hunters expanded the strewnfield and located many new specimens. These "new" Campos were found at higher elevations and display much more character than those from the early finds. We were the first to view the shipping containers when these Campo del Cielos arrived in the United States, many years ago. We examined hundreds of specimens and these are the very best.

Although the original Campo del Cielo discovery was made in Chaco province, these campitos (small Campos) are from the more recently discovered area in Formosa province which yielded particularly fine sculpted specimens. Campo del Cielo is one of the most attractively priced iron meteorites and these lovely specimens make it possible for anyone to own a genuine piece of outer space.

 

CAMPO DEL CIELO 156.2 grams
IAB First discovered 1576, Formosa, Argentina

Elongated complete individual with numerous well-formed regmaglypts. It is quite unusual to see such nice thumbprints on an iron of this size.

156.2 grams
75 mm x 32 mm x 24 mm
$156.00

 

CAMPO DEL CIELO 176.4 grams
IAB First discovered 1576, Formosa, Argentina

New listing
Superior complete individual with numerous points and ridges, multiple small and well-formed regmaglypts and a pleasing shape. It stands well on a natural base, making for a great display piece.

176.4 grams
55 mm x 42 mm x 27 mm
$176.00

 

CAMPO DEL CIELO 193.7 grams
IAB First discovered 1576, Formosa, Argentina

Excellent highly sculptural individual with good surface features, regmaglypts, and an attractive angular appearance.

193.7 grams
56 mm x 48 mm x 35 mm
$190.00

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NORTHWEST AFRICA 5950
Carbonaceous Chondrite, CV3
We have a long and happy history with this unusual CV3, which was classified by Bathurst Observatory in New South Wales, Australia. Only about 3 kg of this material was initially found and Aerolite acquired most of it. Perhaps about two more kilos of small pieces were later recovered. NWA 5950 presents colorful orange chondrules in a dark matrix. All cut specimens have been expertly prepared on a diamond lap and show a bright and shiny finish. The exterior is dark brown with weathered remnant fusion crust.

 

NWA 5950 12.7 grams
Half stone with polished face
Carbonaceous chondrite, CV3
Found 2009, Algeria, Northwest Africa


New listing
Well-prepared half stone with highly polished face and bright orange chondrules.

12.7 grams
36 mm x 27 mm x 9 mm
$102.00
 

 

NWA 5950 13.9 grams
Half stone with polished face
Carbonaceous chondrite, CV3
Found 2009, Algeria, Northwest Africa


New listing
Good oval half stone with abundant grey and orange chondrules.

13.9 grams
34 mm x 29 mm x 9 mm
$111.00
 

 

NWA 5950 14.7 grams
Half stone with polished face
Carbonaceous chondrite, CV3
Found 2009, Algeria, Northwest Africa


New listing
Particularly appealing half stone with overly large and colorful orange chondrules.

14.7 grams
29 mm x 28 mm x 12 mm
$118.00
 


BASSIKOUNOU
H5 Witnessed fall, Bassikounou, Hodh Ech Chargui, Mauritania. October 16, 2006
After a fireball a stone of 3,165 grams was found on October 16 near the small town of Bassikounou in Mauritania. A search of the surrounding area, numerous additional stones were found, most of them quite small. Bassikounou is extremely fresh with a weathering grade of 0. Most stones exhibit unusually fine fusion crust, and interesting shapes.

 

BASSIKOUNOU
Stone meteorite, H5 chondrite
Witnessed fall: October 12, 2006
Location: Bassikounou, Hodh Ech Chargui, Mauritania

A lovely football (American) shaped whole individual with excellent fusion crust.

12.0 grams  
26 mm x 18 mm x 16 mm
$90.00

 

BASSIKOUNOU
Stone meteorite, H5 chondrite
Witnessed fall: October 12, 2006
Location: Bassikounou, Hodh Ech Chargui, Mauritania

Intriguing half stone with great primary fusion crust and a broken edge displaying secondary fusion crust.

12.4 grams  
34 mm x 20 mm x 15 mm
$95.00

 

BASSIKOUNOU
Stone meteorite, H5 chondrite
Witnessed fall: October 12, 2006
Location: Bassikounou, Hodh Ech Chargui, Mauritania

Nice individual showing slight orientation and about 90% good fusion crust. A small chip at one end reveals Bassikounou's light-colored interior.

16.6 grams  
35 mm x 24 mm x 18 mm
$116.00

 

BASSIKOUNOU
Stone meteorite, H5 chondrite
Witnessed fall: October 12, 2006
Location: Bassikounou, Hodh Ech Chargui, Mauritania

Complete stone meteorite with about 90% primary and secondary fusion crust and some nice thumbprints.

17.5 grams  
33 mm x 24 mm x 15 mm
$123.00


CAMEL DONGA
Eucrite, achondrite
Camel Donga is a very rare eucrite, found in a remote strewnfield in Western Australia. Most recovered stones are quite small, and the fragile nature of eucrites means many recovered stones were broken on impact. Note the extremely shiny black fusion crust, reminiscent of freshly applied enamel paint. Camel Donga is one of the very few meteorites that will not stick to a magnet, as eucrites contain little or no metal. Recent research in meteoritics and astronomy has most experts convinced that Camel Donga meteorites originated on the asteroid Vesta.

 

CAMEL DONGA
Stone meteorite, Eucrite achondrite
Discovered: 1984
Location: Camel Donga, Nullarbor Plain, Western Australia, Australia

An elongated, and somewhat, angular whole individual with 97% fusion crust. Lovely!

2.5 grams  
22 mm x 11 mm x 8 mm
$125.00

 

CAMEL DONGA
Stone meteorite, Eucrite achondrite
Discovered: 1984
Location: Camel Donga, Nullarbor Plain, Western Australia, Australia

A rounds whole stone with traces of the red dirt common from the locality. A classic Australian stone.

3.0 grams  
18 mm x 12 mm x 10 mm
$135.00

 

CAMEL DONGA
Stone meteorite, Eucrite achondrite
Discovered: 1984
Location: Camel Donga, Nullarbor Plain, Western Australia, Australia

A blocky whole stone with glossy and rich matte black fusion crust over 99% of the specimen. Excellent!

3.2 grams  
19 mm x 12 mm x 11 mm
$145.00


HENBURY
Iron Meteorite (IIIAB)
The Henbury iron was discovered in 1931 and is associated with fifteen impact craters in central Australia. The area is now closed and meteorite hunting is no longer allowed. As a result Henburys have all but disappeared from the marketplace. A Season Two episode of our TV show, Meteorite Men.
All of our specimens have legal export permits from Australia.
 

HENBURY
Iron meteorite, IIIAB
Discovered 1931
Location: Northern Territory, Australia

Great individual with classic Henbury rusty-colored patina. This specimen has an intriguing shrapnel-like end with a couple jagged protrusions.

18.6 grams  
33 mm x 21 mm x 9 mm

$85.00

 

HENBURY
Iron meteorite, IIIAB
Discovered 1931
Location: Northern Territory, Australia

A half moon-shaped individual with excellent ochre patina and three dainty regmaglypts.

25.1 grams  
26 mm x 17 mm x 17 mm

$112.00

 

HENBURY
Iron meteorite, IIIAB
Discovered 1931
Location: Northern Territory, Australia

A solid nugget of an individual. Straightforward shape, great patina. A classic Henbury.

25.7 grams  
33 mm x 21 mm x 14 mm

$115.00


NORTHWEST AFRICA (NWA) 869
Stone meteorite (L 4–6 brecciated chondrite)

NWA 869 is one of the most popular meteorites among collectors. This L4 – 6 chondrite was discovered in Tindouf, Algeria in 2000 and is perhaps the most affordable chondrule-rich meteorite on the market today. NWA 869 specimens typically exhibit a grayish fusion crust, abundant metal, densely packed multi-colored chondrules, and brecciation.

 

NORTHWEST AFRICA 869
Stone meteorite, ordinary chondrite L4–6
Found 2000
Location: Tindouf, Algeria, Northwest Africa

Fragment with exposed interior revealing a distinct inclusion and visible iron blebs. Very cool!

61.0 grams  
49 mm x 40 mm x 32 mm

$92.00

 

NORTHWEST AFRICA 869
Stone meteorite, ordinary chondrite L4–6
Found 2000
Location: Tindouf, Algeria, Northwest Africa

Classic NWA 869 half stone with smooth sides and a fractured face, which exposes plentiful chondrules and iron flecks.

73.3 grams  
47 mm x 40 mm x 30 mm

$110.00


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NORTHWEST AFRICAN UNCLASSIFIED CHONDRITES "NWA XXX"
Stone meteorite (H and L chondrites)
These stone meteorites were found in the Saharan Desert in Northwest Africa, likely by nomads. In order to classify them it would be necessary to cut off a section for analysis. Although they are exceedingly rare when compared to terrestrial rocks, these are the most abundant type of meteorite and are referred to as "common chondrites." H and L (designating the amount of metal contained) type chondrites have been already extensively studied, and so these attractive stones have been left intact. Composed largely of spherical grain-like silicate chondrules, these stone meteorites were likely once part of the crust of a planet or large asteroid. Some academics believe that chondrules are older than the solar system!

Good quality complete stones likes those pictured below are very difficult to obtain. Most specimens found in the Sahara today, are small broken fragments.

 

NORTHWEST AFRICA XXX
Stone meteorite, ordinary chondrite (unclassified)
Found ~2006
Location: Sahara Desert, Northwest Africa

Substantial stone showing faint regmaglypting.

176.4 grams  
63 mm x 50 mm x 42 mm
$176.00

 

NORTHWEST AFRICA XXX
Stone meteorite, ordinary chondrite (unclassified)
Found ~2006
Location: Sahara Desert, Northwest Africa

This stone displays a very unusual shape and shows some orientation.

184.3 grams  
65 mm x 49 mm x 33 mm
$184.00


NORTON COUNTY
Achondrite, Aubrite
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NORTON COUNTY
Stone meteorite, Achondrite
Location: Norton County, Kansas

New listing Elongated relatively flat individual versus the width, allowing for a great surface to weight ratio. With hand-painted UNM number N.4054. Will be accompanied by the UNM label as shown.

2.2 grams  
18 mm x 14 mm x 6 mm

$90.00

 

NORTON COUNTY
Stone meteorite, Achondrite
Location: Norton County, Kansas

New listing Outstanding blocky individual with hand-painted UNM number N.4051. Will be accompanied by the UNM label as shown.

3.5 grams  
14 mm x 12 mm x 11 mm

$140.00


SEYMCHAN
Pallasite, Magadan, Russia
We are pleased to offer specimens of the olivine-rich Russian pallasite Seymchan. Originally classified as an iron (IIE), new Seymchan finds have produced fabulous pallasitic material. As well as an abundance of colorful olivine clusters. Seymchan is completely stable and its current price is far below that of similar pallasites. We acquired this material directly from the finder in Russia, and are therefore able to offer it at a very reasonable price. With comparable pallasites like Glorieta Mountain selling at $50/gram and Esquel at $40/gram, this beautiful material is the most affordable quality pallasite in the world today.

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SEYMCHAN
Pallasite
Location: Magadan, Russia

Part slice with one rough exterior and three smooth cut edge. Shattered olivine crystals dot the landscape of this piece. So very cool!

14.6 grams  
41 mm x 37 mm x 3 mm

$175.00

 

SEYMCHAN
Pallasite
Location: Magadan, Russia

Outstanding elongated part slice with large olivine crystals ranging from amber to green colored. Etched on one side, mirror finished on the other.

16.6 grams  
50 mm x 27 mm x 3 mm

$200.00

SEYMCHAN
Siderites with excellent etch patterns
Though Seymchan was originally classified as an iron (IIE), newer Seymchan finds produced fabulous pallasitic material with an abundance of colorful olivine clusters. The majority of Seymchan material is pallasitic and most are familiar with slices containing those lovely olivine crystals. However, Seymchan as an iron is an exceptionally attractive meteorite and features a spectacular etch pattern. We are pleased to offer iron siderite part slices.
 

SEYMCHAN
Siderite
Location: Magadan, Russia

New Listing A towering part slice with schriebersite inclusion slashing across the smaller end. And excellent finish rounds out this desirable piece.

22.0 grams  
38 mm x 36 mm x 3 mm

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SIKHOTE-ALIN (INDIVIDUALS)
Iron Meteorite (IIAB)
As a collector and enthusiast, Sikhote-Alin is easily our favorite meteorite. The Sikhote-Alin shower of 1947 took place in a remote area of eastern Russia and was the largest single meteoritic event documented in modern times. It is an extremely rare witnessed fall iron, and many individuals display the classic characteristics of meteorites: regmaglypts, orientation, rollover lips, and even impact pits from in-flight collisions with other meteorites! Sikhote-Alin is an extremely stable and affordable meteorite. Once relatively available in the marketplace, intensive hunting at the fall site has resulted in the area being completely hunted out, and no new specimens now make it into collectors' hands. What we have now is all we will ever have.
 

SIKHOTE-ALIN
Iron meteorite, IIAB
Witnessed fall: February 12, 1947
Location: Maritime Provinces, Russia

15.8 grams  
25 mm x 22 mm x 9 mm
$158.00

 

SIKHOTE-ALIN
Iron meteorite, IIAB
Witnessed fall: February 12, 1947
Location: Maritime Provinces, Russia

This oriented beauty has a very distinct bulleted nose cone-shape and just a trace of a rollover lip. Flight mechanics in action.

19.8 grams  
21 mm x 17 mm x 17 mm
$198.00

 

SIKHOTE-ALIN
Iron meteorite, IIAB
Witnessed fall: February 12, 1947
Location: Maritime Provinces, Russia

Such a fantastic shield shape on this lovely oriented individual. Smooth leading edge with distinct flow lines, traces of a rollover lip, and rough trailing edge. Outstanding!

19.5 grams   33 mm x 26 mm x 8 mm
$195.00

 

SIKHOTE-ALIN
Iron meteorite, IIAB
Witnessed fall: February 12, 1947
Location: Maritime Provinces, Russia

21.3 grams  
36 mm x 21 mm x 10 mm
$213.00
SALE $189.00


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