METEORITES Best advice for Meteorite Care by expert collectors: It is recommended that once in a while you can use a light machine oil (such as sewing machine oil or similar), gently wiped on the meteorite surface, and removing the excess with a cotton bud. This helps prevent oxidation and rusting. You can then enjoy a lifetime of meteorite collecting !
Chelyabinsk Chondrite Class LL5 Found in the Chelyabinsk region, Southern Urals, Russia. Witnessed fall: 15th Feb 2013 Shock Stage: S4 Composition: (Fe) Meteoric Iron 10%, Olivine and Sulfides
Square & Free Form Thick Sectioned & Etched Muonionalusta Meteorite (Sweden) slices Muonionalusta Meteorite, Iron-Nickel Meteorite, Fine Octahedrite, various Iron Nickel alloys. Norrbotten, Sweden, Fell around 111,000 years ago, and discovered in 1906,Composition: (Fe) with Ni - 8.4%, Ga - 0.33%, Ge - 0.133%, Ir - 1.66 ppm. Quite Rare to the market. Each piece is priced by their weight and many of these pieces are thick sliced sections so you are getting a lot of meteorite for your money. This is a rare Meteorite, far less common than the other commercial types. The standard slices are specimens that are 3-4mm at the thickest.
Collector Grade Etched Muonionalusta Meteorite (Sweden) slices 15mm square (and 10mm also available) Collector Grade specimens are 1-1.5mm in thickness - ultra thin sections. Precision cut samples, perfectly square and even thickness. Ideal for Jewellery also.
Sliced Seymchan Magadan Meteorite Magadan District, Russia Stony Iron, IIE, Pallasite, Coarse Octahedrite (2.0mm). Magadan oblast Fell 1967. Consists of 9.15% Ni, 24.6 ppm Ga, 68.3 ppm Ge, 0.55 ppm IrAverage length of most is 2.5cm. Some Large sliced pieces also available below for the Specialist Meteorite Collector.
NWA, North West African (Tindouf, Algeria) Chondrites & NWA Unclassified A recently found Meteorite, discovered around the year 2000-2001. Thought to have fallen up to 10,000 years ago. Large Collector specimens and small budget price samples currently available. The Larger specimens of these Chondrites have fusion crust and good clean detail, as well as being affordably priced as well. They are very good quality pieces, very clean and not too much weathering. Classified as L5 Chondrite, mostly from the NWA 869 strewn field finds of the berber people of the Sahara and North West Africa.
We also have L4-L6 Unclassified Meteorites. These are common finds and found easily on the surface but have no classification number assigned to them. They are common and a cheaper way to own a large piece of Meteorite without breaking the bank.
Smaller specimens come boxed and labelled and are ideal for gifts. We do have very small pieces of this material if you are on a very tight budget or want a specimen for a children's collection, just email us and we'll see what we can do for you!
Libyan Desert Glass LDG Desert Glass is formed under extreme pressure and intense heat, when a meteorite hits the earth. Libyan Desert Glass (LDG) is a tektite/impactite found in Egypt. It is also called the Great Sand Sea Glass. Age is dated to between 26-29 Million years old and is almost 98% wt. Pure Silica. Each piece is a beautiful lime green colour, opaque and slightly weathered. Average length of most is 1.0cm - 1.5cm unless otherwise stated, All come boxed and labelled. Smaller pieces will be available from time to time also. Please also see the INDOCHINITE tektites at the bottom of this page for a good contrasting material. Larger A Grade sections available below. This material is expensive and is ideal for the collector who wants the very best there is. It is increasingly hard to source this material due to war in the region. A GRADE sections below, Some reduced in price
A GRADE Quality Libyan Glass (Comes boxed and labelled)
NWA (L5 Chondrite) Unclassified New Meteorite Discovered in 2011. Whole sections of Meteorite with Chondrules and metallic grains, mainly Iron and Nickel. Found in the Sahara Desert. A new L5 classified NWA meteorite.
Campo Del Cielo, Argentina The Campo del Cielo refers to a group of iron meteorites or to the area where they were found situated on the border between the provinces of Chaco and Santiago del Estero, 1,000 kilometres (620 miles) northwest of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The craters' age is estimated as 4,000 to 5,000 years. The craters, containing iron masses, were reported in 1576, but were already well known to the aboriginal inhabitants of the area. Many available as small samples (Small ones for under £5 inc P&P) and heavier collector specimens (more expensive but quality pieces that are that bit different and exhibit varying states of shock and deformation due to heat and entry), all of which come boxed and labelled.
Irgizite Tektites from the Zhamanshin Crater, Kazakhstan More soon!
Natural & Polished Indochinite Spherical & Teardrop Tektites (Thailand) Tektites (from Greek tektos, molten) are natural glass rocks up to a few centimetres in size, which most scientists argue were formed by the impact of large meteorites on Earth's surface. Tektites are typically black or olive-green (such Libya Glass), and their shape varies from rounded (spherical) to irregular (splash from or tear drops etc.). Tektites are amongst the "driest" rocks, with an average water content of 0.005%. This is very unusual, as most if not all of the craters where tektites may have formed were underwater before impact.
Also, partially melted zircons have been discovered inside a handful of tektites. This, along with the water content, suggests that the tektites were formed under phenomenal temperature and pressure not normally found on the surface of the Earth Each piece comes boxed and labelled. Many have been polished to a high gloss finish to show the beautiful lustre of the natural glass. Large, as found natural quality tektites are also available below in different forms, some are bigger specimens.