AN INTRODUCTION TO IRON METEORITES

The most visually intriguing of meteorites are also the heaviest and the most recognizable. They come to us from large asteroids with molten cores that once orbited the sun between Mars and Jupiter. Extremely slow cooling of those cores, over millions of years, allowed nickel-iron alloys to crystallize into fantastic geometric structures knows as Widmanstätten Patterns. Much like snowflakes, the pattern of every iron meteorite is unique. Catastrophic collisions within the Asteroid Belt shattered some asteroids, sending pieces in all directions. Some of them eventually encountered Earth's gravitational pull, resulting in a fiery journey through our atmosphere at speeds up to 100,000 miles per hour. Superheated to thousands of degrees Fahrenheit, the surfaces of these fragments melted to form beautiful sculptural indentations called regmaglypts or thumbprints — features that are unique to meteorites.

Our catalog of iron meteorites for sale is presented here, in alphabetical order. Click on any image for additional photographs. All specimens are fully guaranteed and we pride ourselves on outstanding customer service. Please contact us for additional information. And we hope you enjoy this look at the remnants of the hearts of ancient asteroids.



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AGOUDAL (Originally known as Imilchil)
Iron Meteorite (IIAB)
It's pretty unusual for a new iron meteorite to come along, and collectors are thrilled about this new find from the Sahara in 2012. Known also by the provisional name of Imilchil, this meteorite was classified as a IIAB iron. The vast majority of Agoudal pieces are very small (10 to 20 grams) and so slices are almost never seen. An interesting desert iron with attractive shapes and rich natural patina.
 

AGOUDAL Recrystallized iron, full slice
Iron, IIAB Found 2012, Morocco

New listing Nearly all recovered Agoudal pieces are tiny fragments and much too small to cut in the lab. We were amazed and delighted when a rare large mass produced these wonderful full slices with a coarsest octahedrite pattern (similar to Sikhote-Alin) and clear recrystallization (appearing as a light "frosting"), indicating major activity on its parent body. Unusual and superb! More >>>

359.4 grams   159 mm x 115 mm x 5 mm
RESERVED


AN IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING THE LEGALITY AND AVAILABILITY OF CAMPO DEL CIELO
On January 1, 2008 Argentina implemented a law prohibiting the exportation of meteorites. All of our Campo del Cielo specimens were legally obtained prior to the enactment of that law. We do not trade in illegally exported meteorite specimens. The Campo del Cielo irons we currently have in stock are all we will ever have. Experienced collectors know that prices on this excellent, historic meteorite have risen dramatically during the past year, so if you are thinking of acquiring one for your collection, now is the time.

CAMPO DEL CIELO – Complete individuals
Iron Meteorite (IAB)
Complete iron meteorite specimens (most show regmaglypting)
 

CAMPO DEL CIELO 257.9 grams
IAB First discovered 1576, Formosa, Argentina

New Listing
Appealing, aesthetic piece with intriguing animal-like shape ... perhaps a tortoise, or is it a tapir? Very pleasing sculptural shape with multiple regmaglypts and a hint of orientation.
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257.9 grams
90 mm x 42 mm x 38 mm
$249.00

 

CAMPO DEL CIELO 919.5 grams
IAB First discovered 1576, Formosa, Argentina

Delightful complete individual with remarkable abundance of small and well-formed regmaglypts. This attractive, shield-shaped specimen also displays modest orientation and an intriguing protruding "thumb." Very fine.
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919.5 grams
118 mm x 95 mm x 48 mm
$539.00

 

CAMPO DEL CIELO 932.1 grams
IAB First discovered 1576, Formosa, Argentina

Top quality complete individual showing a hint of orientation and almost completely covered with small and overlapping regmaglypts. High regmaglypt density is rare among Campo del Cielos, making this a particularly desirable piece.

932.1 grams
103 mm x 64 mm x 63 mm
$549.00

CAMPO DEL CIELO – Super premium individuals
Iron Meteorite (IAB)
Exceptional specimens with outstanding surface features that will delight even the most seasoned collector
 

CAMPO DEL CIELO 154.7 grams "The Soup Spoon"
IAB First discovered 1576, Formosa, Argentina

New Listing
This astounding complete individual displays a natural "handle" and "scoop" and appears as if cosmically hammered into the shape of a soup spoon. For real. Imagine how surprised your nerd guest will be when you serve them using this extraterrestrial cutlery.
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154.7 grams
73 mm x 48 mm x 31 mm
$230.00

 

CAMPO DEL CIELO 255.1 grams
IAB First discovered 1576, Formosa, Argentina

New Listing
Excellent highly sculptural individual that looks like Australia from one angle and a ferrous woodpecker from another. Numerous regmaglypts too.
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255.1 grams
68 mm x 64 mm x 26 mm
$255.00

 

CAMPO DEL CIELO 891.9 grams
IAB First discovered 1576, Formosa, Argentina

New Listing
Super-excellent sculptural example with a giant protruding "thumb," beautiful surface features and abundant regmaglypts. This would make a marvelous desktop display piece or outstanding show-and-tell piece for a university or museum. Superb.
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891.9 grams
97 mm x 97 mm x 63 mm
$595.00

CAMPO DEL CIELO – Rare oriented specimens
Iron Meteorite (IAB)
rare and intriguing specimens that maintained a fixed orientation towards Earth during flight, and ablated into fantastical shapes.
 

CAMPO DEL CIELO 839.7 grams
IAB First discovered 1576, Formosa, Argentina

New Listing
Marvelous multi-faceted individual with excellent shape and regmaglypts. If you rotate it 180 degrees, it is almost a dead-ringer for the South American continent which is -- handily -- its terrestrial point of origin.
This beautiful display piece also shows considerable orientation, with a textbook, flat trailing edge. More >>>

839.7 grams
111 mm x 82 mm x 35 mm
$795.00

CAMPO DEL CIELO – Extremely rare specimens with natural holes
Iron Meteorite (IAB)
Less than 1 in 1,000 iron meteorites display holes formed by melting during flight. These highly collectible natural space sculptures are among the most desirable of all space rocks.
 

CAMPO DEL CIELO 1,338 grams with two holes!
IAB First discovered 1576, Formosa, Argentina

New Listing
This outlandish beauty weighing almost three pounds shows distinct orientation and a gorgeous, regmaglypt-laden leading edge, rippling with abundant overlaid thumbprints. That alone would make it a winner, but it also displays two natural holes! An extraordinary piece that will wow the serious collector and Geoff's favorite piece on the site at the moment. Extremely fine!
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1,338 grams
113 mm x 80 mm x 56 mm     $1,950.00

CAMPO DEL CIELO – Large specimens
Iron Meteorite (IAB)
 

CAMPO DEL CIELO 3,764 grams
IAB First discovered 1576, Formosa, Argentina
Large sculptural individual

This hefty individual weighing in at about 8 1/4 pounds has the shape and feel of an asteroid — hardly surprising, given its origin out there in the Asteroid Belt. Good clean piece, with multiple regmaglypts and a pleasing color and feel.

3,764 grams
130 mm x 93 mm x 89 mm
$1,675.00



GEBEL KAMIL
Iron Meteorite, Ungrouped (UNGR)
Gebel Kamil is the most exciting iron meteorite discovery in many years and these remarkable fragments, steeped in a natural bronze patina, have instantly become a favorite of the Aerolite Meteorites team. A crater, approximately 45 meters in diameter, was discovered in the Uweinat Desert in Egypt in 2009. These specimens were found near the crater and display a unique surface texture, reminiscent of lizard skin, and are similar in appearance to Sikhote-Alin, but with the added allure of the rich desert patina. A must-have for the collector!
 

GEBEL KAMIL 201.7 grams
UNGR 2009 Al Wadi al Jadid, Egypt

New Listing
Attractive, teardrop-shaped, sculptural example with excellent texture and patina, good shape and and the desirable lizard skin-like texture that is unique to this desert iron. More >>>

201.7 grams
63 mm x 46 mm x 24 mm
$403.00

 

GEBEL KAMIL 223.3 grams
UNGR 2009 Al Wadi al Jadid, Egypt

New Listing
Excellent highly sculptural example, showing characteristics of iron shrapnel meteorites, with lovely orange and bronze patina and very distinct lizard skin-like texture.
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223.3 grams
86 mm x 57 mm x 24 mm
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GIBEON
Iron Meteorite (IVA)
The Gibeon iron, from the Namib Desert, has long been a favorite of collectors because of its sculpted appearance, stability, attractive etch pattern, and lovely, rich desert patina. Some years ago, Gibeon meteorites were relatively common in the marketplace, but a ban on collecting in, and exporting from, Namibia has made these excellent irons almost impossible to obtain. Gibeons make outstanding display pieces and this desirable iron continues to increase in value as available pieces become more and more rare.
 

GIBEON Exceptional sculptural individual
Iron, IVA, First discovered 1836, Namaland, Namibia

New listing Long a favorite of collectors and museums, Gibeon is know for its superior stability and unusually fine surface features. This magnificent example has all the hallmarks of a first-class example: A lustrous, gun-metal finish, abundant deep scoops and ridges, and a marvelous sculptural aspect that displays well from every angle. An extraterrestrial delight. More >>>

7,095 grams   194 mm x 155 mm x 114 mm
$12,500.00


HENBURY
Iron Meteorite (IIIAB)
The Henbury iron was discovered in 1931 and is associated with fifteen impact craters in central Australia. Henbury irons display one of the most attractive desert patinas of any meteorite — a reddish-crimson color slowly acquired over hundreds of years. The crater field is now a protected area and collecting is prohibited. As a result Henburys have all but disappeared from the marketplace and these are our last specimens of any size. We filmed an episode of our multi award-winning TV series Meteorite Men at Henbury in 2010 [pictured] and Henbury remains one of our all-time favorite meteorites. An absolute must for collectors of iron meteorites. All of our Henbury meteorites have legal export permits from Australia.
 

HENBURY INDIVIDUAL 516.9 grams
IIIAB First discovered, 1931, Australia

An alluring disc or button-shaped individual with shallow regmaglypts and rich patina.


516.9 grams
96 mm x 91 mm x 20 mm
$1,750.00

HENBURY 995.6 grams
IIIAB First discovered, 1931, Australia
995.6 gram individual

Truly spectacular sculptural individual with a gorgeous shape, and a fabulous orange-red patina. A beautiful, substantial example of one of the most important crater-forming irons.
121 mm x 76 mm x 58 mm   
$3,980.00


MORASKO
Iron Meteorite (IAB-MG)
Morasko is associated with the exquisite field of impact features in Poland, near the city of Poznan. The site is protected and some of the larger craters, lying deep in lush woodland, are filled with water and green algae giving them an otherworldly feel. We filmed an episode of our multi award-winning TV series Meteorite Men at Morasko in 2011 [pictured] and discovered a 75-lb complete iron which was, at the time, the second-largest meteorite ever found in Poland (and the most deeply buried). Morasko irons are very rarely seen on the collectors' market and these fine, full slices were prepared by an expert iron meteorite cutter and show a lovely etch. Note the arresting, angular shapes and crisscrossing schriebersite inclusions. The Morasko craters lie in a battlefield that saw multiple conflicts during WWI, WWII and the Napoleonic era. A real prize for collectors of crater-forming meteorites.
 

MORASKO 74.2 grams
Iron, IAB-MG First known 1914, Poland
Complete etched slice

Beautiful full slice, well prepared in the lab, with appealing angular shape, rich etch pattern and abundant schriebersite. More >>>

74.2 grams
78 mm x 64 mm x 3 mm
$370.00

 

MORASKO 90.5 grams "The Iron Dragon"
Iron, IAB-MG First known 1914, Poland
Complete etched slice

A gorgeous full slice with marvelous etch, rich in schriebersite, and with a spectacular visual aspect reminiscent of a flying dragon. A superior example of this sought-after meteorite and a must for collectors of crater-forming irons. Most excellent. More >>>

90.5 grams
103 mm x 96 mm x 3 mm
$450.00


MUNDRABILLA
Iron Meteorite (IAB)
A remarkable Australian iron, Mundrabillas are known for their unusual zoomorphic shapes, many of which seem to resemble animals or modern sculptures. Mundrabilla is a medium octahedrite with an attractive etch pattern and is found in a very remote part of Western Australia. All specimens are as-found, with an orange/ochre patina. Most available Mundrabilla specimens are very small. It is very unusual to see good quality sculptural specimens, such as these, of this size. We filmed an episode of our multi award-winning TV series Meteorite Men at Mundrabilla in 2010 [pictured] and found numerous specimens. All of our Mundrabilla meteorites have legal export permits from Australia.
 

MUNDRABILLA 78.6 grams
Iron, IAB First known 1911, W. Australia

New Listing
Nice, angular piece with rich, reddish-orange patina, typical of meteorites found on the Australian Nullarbor Plain
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78.6 grams
43 mm x 32 mm x 25 mm
$120.00

 

MUNDRABILLA 116.4 grams
Iron, IAB First known 1911, W. Australia

New Listing
Beautiful, sculptural piece, with a large dimple on one face, and a bird-like "head" that seems to be looking away. With natural, as-found desert patina.
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116.4 grams
47 mm x 46 mm x 19 mm
$175.00

MUNDRABILLA 171.9 grams
Iron, IAB First known 1911, W. Australia
171.9 gram individual

Fine individual with two large scoops and characteristic "knuckle" appearance. Mundrabillas are typically less than 100 grams and this is the largest piece in our inventory.
53 mm x 44 mm x 36 mm   
$344.00



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NWA 8370
Iron Meteorite (IIIAB)

NWA 8370 55.2 grams
Iron, IIIAB Found 2012, Morocco
55.2 gram etched part slice

Excellent part slice with amazing and hypnotic flash from the various crystal bands when the specimen is viewed from different angles.
58 mm x 28 mm x 5 mm   
$331.00

NWA 8370 117.2 grams
Iron, IIIAB Found 2012, Morocco
117.2 gram etched part slice

A hefty part slice with the most beautiful etch pattern. We are really enjoying this new iron.

78 mm x 65 mm x 5 mm   
$702.00

NWA 8370 145.5 grams
Iron, IIIAB Found 2012, Morocco
145.5 gram etched part slice

Such an intriguing shape for this gorgeous part slice. You can get lost in the ever-changing flash of the Widmanstätten pattern.

113 mm x 56 mm x 5 mm   
$873.00


ODESSA Historic specimens from the UNM Collection
Iron Meteorite (IAB)
Odessa is one of the most famous craters in the world. It was where some of the very first metal detecting for meteorites took place during the 1940s and also the site of the fan-favorite "Odessa Crater" episode of Meteorite Men. These outstanding individuals come from the collection of the University of New Mexico. Each piece carries a hand painted collection number and is accompanied by an original UNM Collection card. A rare opportunity to acquire an example of this historic meteorite, with institutional provenance.
 

ODESSA 142.6 grams
IAB iron with UNM number and card
First found 1922, Ector County, Texas, USA

New Listing Very attractive and shapely angular specimen, typical of crater-forming irons, with natural patina, UNM hand-painted number K2-266 and original matching collection card. More >>>

142.6 grams
66 mm x 34 mm x 28 mm
$215
.00

Oscar Monnig Collection meteorite label, Davy (a)
Oscar Monnig Collection meteorite label, Davy (a)

ODESSA 768.1 grams
Iron (IAB)
Found 1922, Ector County, Texas, USA
768.1 gram individual with hand painted number

Very nicely shaped specimen with hand painted number K2.106 and original UNM Collection label.
103 mm x 86 mm x 47 mm
$1,152.00


SEYMCHAN
Siderites with excellent etch patterns
Though Seymchan was originally classified as an iron (IIE), newer Seymchan finds produced fabulous ballistic material with an abundance of colorful olivine clusters. The majority of Seymchan material is ballistic 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 96.8 grams
IIE iron / Pallasite (PAL) siderite slice
First found Magadan, Russia, 1967

Lovely, elegant, elongated full slice with superb Widmanstätten Pattern. Polished and etched on both sides.

96.8 grams
127 mm x 46 mm x 4 mm

Was $290
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SIKHOTE-ALIN INDIVIDUALS
Iron Meteorite (IIAB)
The majority of these specimens have been admired and adored in an old collection for many years and are among the very best we have seen in almost fifteen years of specializing in this fabulous Russian meteorite. These outstanding individuals have truly extraordinary shapes. We do not expect to ever again see specimens of a comparable quality and these are the best of the best. The Sikhote-Alin meteorites presented on this page are pristine examples, not the poor quality, pitted and rust-damaged B and C-grade individuals being offered elsewhere, some of which have been acid-washed, causing them to lose important surface features.

NOTE TO COLLECTORS: Our close personal friends and colleagues in Russia have advised us that no new material will ever be found at the Sikhote-Alin site. We have watched supplies of this alluring meteorite dry up completely during the last few years. Our remaining stock of A-grade specimens is all we will ever have. If you wish to acquire an example of this iconic witnessed fall iron, the time to do so is now. We cannot acquire any new Sikhote-Alin individuals and prices continue to rise on this exceptional material.


As collectors and enthusiasts, 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.

[pictured left] Vintage photograph of the Sikhote-Alin crater field taken in 1947

A VERY SPECIAL OFFER — FREE WITH PURCHASE
For a limited period of time, every Sikhote-Alin meteorite purchased from us will be accompanied by a complimentary copy of Eleven Space Sculptures — a strictly limited hand numbered art postcard designed exclusively for us by Stanegate Studios. Eleven Space Sculptures features original photographs of eleven outstanding Sikhote-Alin meteorites, and is inspired by vintage mineral illustrations from the Nineteenth Century. Learn more about the Sikhote-Alin meteorite postcard here >>>
[pictured left] Eleven Space Sculptures limited edition art card

 

SIKHOTE-ALIN INDIVIDUAL 76.8 grams
IIAB  Fell Feb. 12, 1947, Russia

Extremely excellent lamella-shaped individual, thin and flat for good surface-to-weight ratio and absolutely covered with intriguing, well-formed regmaglypts and modest orientation. A-grade plus.

76.8 grams

75 mm x 29 mm x 15 mm

$460.00

SIKHOTE-ALIN 131.6 grams
IIAB  Fell Feb. 12, 1947, Russia
131.6 gram individual

A blocky, yet angular, individual with
dual personality; regmaglypted on one half and smooth on the opposing. Possibly a piece that fragmented in flight?
50 mm x 48 mm x 30 mm
$658.00

SIKHOTE-ALIN 165.8 grams
IIAB  Fell Feb. 12, 1947, Russia
165.8 gram individual

This elongated specimen is quite texturally interesting due to a myriad of different sized regmaglypts and the slightest glimpse of lamella structure.
67 mm x 42 mm x 26 mm
$830.00

SIKHOTE-ALIN 177.5 grams
IIAB  Fell Feb. 12, 1947, Russia
177.5 gram individual

We've taken a particular liking to this fine piece which reminds us of a dolphin or porpoise with a large dorsal fin. Or, maybe it's a sculptural iron meteorite. Either way, it's a good one.
68 mm x 48 mm x 27 mm  
$887.00

 

SIKHOTE-ALIN INDIVIDUAL 179.9 grams
IIAB  Fell Feb. 12, 1947, Russia

Elegant elongated and moderately orientated individual with gently sloped leading edge and the most intriguing large, shallow regmaglypts. A nice rollover lip runs most of the length of one of the long sides. Fantastic!

179.9 grams

78 mm x 41 mm x 17 mm

$900.00

SIKHOTE-ALIN 215.3 grams
IIAB  Fell Feb. 12, 1947, Russia
215.3 gram individual

An individual with gently curved edges and a flat 'base'. This piece is coated with an intriguing array of deep and shallow regmaglypts.

59 mm x 45 mm x 31 mm
$969.00

SIKHOTE-ALIN 247.3 grams
IIAB  Fell Feb. 12, 1947, Russia
247.3 gram individual

Though not truly oriented, it looks as as though this regmaglypted, with visible lamella structure, individual was starting to orientate in flight. There are rollover lips, flow lines and even the very beginnings of a nosecone.
71 mm x 48 mm x 28 mm $1,115.00

SIKHOTE-ALIN 329.7 grams
IIAB  Fell Feb. 12, 1947, Russia
329.7 gram individual

A blocky, solid individual with an intriguing shape that looks like it has been molded out of clay. Light regmaglypting, traces of a roll over lip and delicate flow lined hint at orientation.
63 mm x 51 mm x 47 mm
$1,480.00

SIKHOTE-ALIN 366.7 grams
IIAB  Fell Feb. 12, 1947, Russia
366.7 gram regmaglypted individual

A blunted rectangular individual that hints at the general crystal shape. This specimen displays an intriguing mix of regmaglypts, from small and distinct to large and shallow.
84 mm x 49 mm x 37 mm  
$1,466.00

SIKHOTE-ALIN 376.3 grams
IIAB  Fell Feb. 12, 1947, Russia
376.3 gram regmaglypted individual

Striking and impressive palm-sized individual with moderate orientation, excellent shape, and plenty of good finger-sized regmaglypts.

76 mm x 65 mm x 37 mm
$1,500.00

SIKHOTE-ALIN 659.4 grams
IIAB  Fell Feb. 12, 1947, Russia
659.4 gram regmaglypted individual

Outstanding iron with a regmaglypted, domed front and concave trailing edge and some delicate flow lines and superb surface features. Scale cube is 1 cm in size.
97 mm x 86 mm x 29 mm
$2,635.00

 

SIKHOTE-ALIN INDIVIDUAL 820.4 grams
This appealing individual was likely found fairly soon after the 1947 fall, as there are still traces of blue-gray fusion crust remaining and true natural patina, something rarely seen on Sikhote-Alins in the marketplace, due to over cleaning. This specimen has a good sculptural shape, lamella structure clearly visible where it broke in flight, well defined regmaglypts and multiple distinct flow lines.
See the large photos >>>


820.4 grams  
90 mm x 78 mm x 75 mm
$3,600
.00

RARE AND DESIRABLE ORIENTED SPECIMENS
Shaped by a fiery journey through our atmosphere

SIKHOTE-ALIN 67.5 grams
IIAB  Fell Feb. 12, 1947, Russia
67.5 gram individual

Excellent individual with a nose cone, elongated regmaglypting, and light rollover lip. All manor of flight markings barely contained in this stunning specimen.
51 mm x 28 mm x 25 mm
$540.00

 

SIKHOTE-ALIN INDIVIDUAL 77.9 grams
IIAB  Fell Feb. 12, 1947, Russia

Excellent, highly sculptural individual with the beginnings of orientation visible, and presenting elongated regmaglypts, multi-tiered rollover lips and some flow lines. This specimen gives the impression of motion and flying through space.

77.9 grams

63 mm x 26 mm x 19 mm

$623.00

SIKHOTE-ALIN 180.8 grams
IIAB  Fell Feb. 12, 1947, Russia
180.8 gram oriented individual

An elongated oriented individual with large, shallow regmaglypts, rollover lip and prominent display of a lamella band. There is just the slightest trace of flow lines.
82 mm x 41 mm x 17 mm
$1,265.00

SUPER PREMIUM ORIENTED SPECIMENS WITH FLOWLINES
The finest examples of ablation in action

SIKHOTE-ALIN 83.5 grams
IIAB  Fell Feb. 12, 1947, Russia
83.5 gram oriented individual

An oriented individual with very shallow regmaglypts, multiple rollover lips, and light flow lines. This piece features a sharp, relatively shallow slash cutting across the piece. Rather intriguing.
58 mm x 39 mm x 16 mm $668.00

SIKHOTE-ALIN 96.9 grams
IIAB  Fell Feb. 12, 1947, Russia
96.9 gram oriented individual

This spectacular orientated individual has a veritable waterfall of flow lines cascading across multiple faces. Add to that, an excellent shape, light rollover lip, and delicate flowlines.
53 mm x 38 mm x 28 mm
$775.00

SIKHOTE-ALIN 103.0 grams
IIAB  Fell Feb. 12, 1947, Russia
103.0 gram oriented individual

An intriguing shaped nugget with sweeping, gentle flowing edges, deep crevasse and one side with glorious regmaglypts. This piece also features rollover lips on multiple edges and flow lines running down a few of the ridges.
$824.00

SIKHOTE-ALIN 162.1 grams
IIAB  Fell Feb. 12, 1947, Russia
162.1 gram oriented individual

Excellent regmaglypted and oriented individual with distinct dual rollover lip layering, flow lines and just a hint of original patina.

54 mm x 48 mm x 33 mm
$1,296.00

A VERY SPECIAL OFFER — FREE WITH PURCHASE
For a limited period of time, every Sikhote-Alin meteorite purchased from us will be accompanied by a complimentary copy of Eleven Space Sculptures — a strictly limited hand numbered art postcard designed exclusively for us by Stanegate Studios. Eleven Space Sculptures features original photographs of eleven outstanding Sikhote-Alin meteorites, and is inspired by vintage mineral illustrations from the Nineteenth Century. Learn more about the Sikhote-Alin meteorite postcard here >>>

[pictured left] Eleven Space Sculptures limited edition art card

SIKHOTE-ALIN WORLD CLASS MUSEUM SPECIMEN
Iron Meteorite (IIAB)
 

SIKHOTE-ALIN
Magnificent individual with natural hole and orientation

A miraculous individual that has everything: amazing orientation, superb regmaglypts, a protruding "tail" or "finger," pristine surface features (no rusting or pitting) and even a natural hole! Simply as good as it gets. This one has been in the Aerolite vault for many years and will be impossible to replace. We got into meteorite collecting for pieces like this! More >>>

2,501 grams    121 mm x 112 mm x 86 mm
$21,000.00

SIKHOTE-ALIN (SHRAPNEL)
Iron Meteorite (IIAB)
These exciting specimens are from the same fall, but are known as shrapnel specimens. They broke due to atmospheric pressure and/or mid-air collisions, and possibly also explosive fragmentation upon impact. These pieces really show the power and fury of an iron meteorite fall: ripped and torn edges reminiscent of bomb shrapnel. These pieces are very rare — they have not been cleaned and still have their attractive, natural ochre patina.

SIKHOTE-ALIN 1,321 grams
IIAB  Fell Feb. 12, 1947, Russia
1,321 gram shrapnel fragment

Substantial shrapnel piece with excellent shape. Sharp, jagged edges on one side and a smooth opposing face are an intriguing study in texture contradictions.
71 mm x 39 mm x 33 mm
$1,321.00

 

SIKHOTE-ALIN SHRAPNEL 4,034 grams
An impressive, large Sikhote-Alin shrapnel

This large shrapnel piece is a joy to examine. Jagged edges, striations and a distinct piece of twisted metal; the results of the forces involved in ripping apart an iron meteorite are rather visible in this specimen.

See the large photos >>>

4,034 grams
192 mm x 156 mm x 63 mm
$4,000.00



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TAZA (NWA 859)
Iron Meteorite (ungrouped) Plessitic octahedrite
A colleague of ours in Europe calls this gorgeous meteorite "The Princess of the Irons" and the title is well deserved. Found near the Moroccan town of Taza in 2001, this rare desert iron is an ungrouped (UNGR) plessitic octahedrite and is also known as Northwest Africa 859. Taza irons display a lovely caramel colored patina; many specimens retain some original blue-grey fusion crust, and many also show features of orientation. Although similar in appearance to Sikhote-Alin individuals, the Taza shower was tiny in comparison, with a total known weight of approximately 100 kg. The majority of Taza irons are very small — less than 20 grams. We are particularly pleased to offer excellent complete slices, something that is very rarely seen, due to the small size of most recovered pieces. One of our favorite meteorites!
ETCHED SLICES AND END CUTS

TAZA (NWA 859) 557.8 grams
Plessitic octahedrite  Found 2001 Northwest Africa
557.8 gram end cut

A real treat for collectors of end cuts, as significant Taza ends are extremely rare and this is only the second one we had in more than twenty years. A delicate plessitic etch with three large inclusions.
101 mm x 56 mm x 49 mm     
RESERVED

COMPLETE INDIVUDUALS

TAZA (NWA 859) 180.4 grams
Plessitic octahedrite  Found 2001 Northwest Africa
180.4 gram oriented individual

Gorgeous highly sculptural individual. We just don't see Tazas of this size anymore. Beautiful patina, lots of remnant fusion crust and a splendid shape too!
84 mm x 36 mm x 31 mm  
$992.00


TOLUCA
Iron Meteorite (IAB-SLL) Coarse octahedrite
First discovered in 1776 in Mexico, Toluca is one of the world's oldest known meteorites. The Toluca strewnfield was also the site of meteorite pioneer H.H. Nininger's first great expedition, making it an historic and collectible iron on two counts.
 

TOLUCA 76.9 grams
IAB iron
First found 1776 Xiquipilco, Mexico

Nicely etched half slice of this seldom-seen, yet important and historic iron. More >>>

76.9 grams
60 mm x 50 mm x 5 mm
$305
.00

WABAR
Iron Meteorite (IIIAB) Crater-forming
AN AEROLITE EXCLUSIVE AND A MOST IMPORTANT OFFERING

The Wabar crater field in the Empty Quarter of Saudi Arabia is one of the most elusive and mysterious impact sites on Earth. The world's only known sand craters of significant size were formed by the impact of a IIIAB iron meteorite weighing many tons. It has a possible fall date of 1863, although some estimates put the age in the thousands of years. The heat and pressure generated by the event formed a diverse and remarkable collection of impactites, including exquisite black glass spheres known as Wabar Pearls. The site has always been nearly inaccessible and has only been visited a few times in history. Shifting sands have slowly filled in the craters over time and they are, today, almost obliterated. First discovered in 1932, differing reports place the number of craters between three and five.

Political events in the Middle East have made the area extremely dangerous and we have been advised by local experts that it is now impossible to reach under any circumstances. As such, we are extremely fortunate to be able to offer this rare and beautiful material, acquired directly from the son of the finder.

Rare as Wabar impactites are, pieces of the actual meteorite are so uncommon as to almost be a thing of legend. These exceedingly rare specimens came from the collection of the son of an oil company geologist, Mr. Edward L. Elberg, who worked in the empty quarter between 1947 and the early 1960s, preparing maps and seeking drilling locations. In 1951, Mr. Elberg visited the Wabar craters (in the area locally known as Al-Hadida) and personally collected these specimens. He returned to the United States in 1967 and donated some of his collection to an American museum. We acquired all the remaining pieces.

In more than twenty years in the meteorite business we have only once offered Wabar for sale and that was in the form of a single slice. This is the first time we have ever presented individuals and fragments and this is likely a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire material from this fascinating and now-unreachable meteorite site. Travel in the region is now so hazardous — and as the craters continue to experience in-filling — we never expect to see such examples again.

Most of these meteorites appear to be small individuals and a couple even show traces of faint thumbprinting and orientation! These are well-preserved iron meteorites, not weathered shale!

An absolute must for collectors of crater-forming irons!

 

WABAR 7.8 grams
IIIAB crater-forming iron, discovered 1932
Al-Hadida, Empty Quarter, Saudi Arabia


Solid iron fragment (not shale) with zoomorphic appearance, shiny natural black and bronze desert patina and pleasing, angular shape. More >>>

7.8 grams
26 mm x 15 mm x 8 mm
$234.00

 

WABAR 9.9 grams
IIIAB crater-forming iron, discovered 1932
Al-Hadida, Empty Quarter, Saudi Arabia


Attractive angular individual with pointed front and what appears to be orientation. More >>>

9.9 grams
22 mm x 16 mm x 11 mm
$297.00

 

WABAR 14.7 grams
IIIAB crater-forming iron, discovered 1932
Al-Hadida, Empty Quarter, Saudi Arabia


Excellent clean and solid individual with pleasing shape (we see the head of a wolf) and natural patina. Our largest available example of this extremely rare meteorite.
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14.7 grams
27 mm x 17 mm x 11 mm
RESERVED


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

Appealing specimen with one highly rounded face, one concave face, natural patina, and a tiny, twisted "thumb." Nice.

33 mm x 26 mm x 18 mm   
$465.00

WHITECOURT 38.9 grams
Iron (IIIAB) Identified 2007, Alberta, Canada
38.9 gram shrapnel piece

Substantial shrapnel specimen with numerous small "feet" protruding from one face, and natural patina.

33 mm x 29 mm x 19 mm   
$467.00

WHITECOURT 48.9 grams
Iron (IIIAB) Identified 2007, Alberta, Canada
48.9 gram shrapnel piece

Substantial specimen with good surface features and a particularly appealing bright orange patina.

43 mm x 32 mm x 19 mm   
$576.00

WOLF CREEK
Iron Meteorite (IIIAB)
Australia's largest meteorite crater is also one of the most spectacular and best preserved on Earth. The impactor is thought to have hit our planet at least 300,000 years ago. Wolf Creek specimens are weathered into strange and intriguing amorphous shapes, display an attractive rose and ginger patina, and are one of our planet's oldest known meteorites. Hunting at the crater is now illegal, and this extremely difficult-to-acquire meteorite is a must for collectors of crater-forming irons.
 

WOLF CREEK INDIVIDUAL 1,122.8 grams

This unusually large specimen displays the characteristic brain-like shape often seen in sizable complete individuals of this ancient and intriguing meteorite. The last large example in our inventory.

1,122.8 grams

104 mm x 75 mm x 92 mm

$1,350.00



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