Meteorite Type: Stony-Iron (Mesosiderite B-4)
Approximate Measurements: 34 mm x 26 mm x 24 mm
Additional Information: Iron nodule from Nininger’s classic find, first discovered 1956
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The story of the Bondoc mesosiderite is one of the most remarkable in meteorite history. Recovered by H.H. Nininger 40 miles from the nearest village in a remote part of the Philippines during the 1950s, the original, and only, mass weighed a staggering 1,955 pounds. At the time, it was the second largest stony-iron meteorite ever found. It took Nininger nearly four years to get the mass back to the United States, and its amazing journey included travel by bulldozer and river raft.
Examples of this material are described as Bondoc nodules. Some of the matrix survived in excellent condition and it has been prepared as colorful slices which are described as Bondoc silicates.