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Meteorites and Related
Geology Specimens for Sale

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Specimens are offered on a first-come, first serve basis. All material is guaranteed to be exactly as described. To order please go to the Ordering page. Most major credit cards accepted including PayPal. Checks are welcome but please email us first so that we may confirm availability and hold the specimen for you.


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KT/ Boundary and Impact Samples

 
       
       
K/T Boundary Sediments


Iridium-rich K/T Boundary sediments offer the most compelling evidence supporting the theory of asteroidal impact and the demise of the dinosaurs.

3 localities, supplied in 2" clear specimen cases.
Gubbio, Italy $ 38.00
Haiti, $ 36.00
Bidard, France $ 34.00


New - Haiti, k/t sediment that has yielded <.5mm-sized micro-tektites.
Rare, very limited supply. $ 60.00

 
 






Coesite

It was the mineral Coesite, named after it's discover, Loring Coes, that finally convinced the scientific community that the diamonds found in the Canyon Diablo meteorite resulted from the pressure of impact.
Coes had clearly demonstrated that pressures and temperatures necessary for the transformation of quartz to coesite were at least 20,000 atmospheres and 700 to 1700 degrees C. Meteoritic impact was the only natural event that could provide this. Coes' data suggested that coesite might be found in the quartz-bearing rock of meteor craters. In 1960, coesite was identified as an abundant mineral in the sheared Coconino sandstone of Meteor Crater.

0.5 inch specimens of Coesite supplied in 2" clear specimen case, $22.00.




   
Iron Spherules, Meteor Crater, Arizona, USA

These 1mm iron/nickel spheroids were collected by Dr. H. Nininger in 1949 by towing a magnetic "rake" behind his car at Meteor Crater in Arizona, USA

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Supplied in a #10 capsule, 10 spherules per capsule, $24.00


   

Rock Flour, Meteor Crater, Arizona, USA

Collected at Meteor Crater in Arizona, this impact material is the original rock strata that was pulverized into a flour-like consistancy by the impact.

Sold in #10 capsules, $12.00



   

Shattercones

When strong shock waves pass through certain types of rocks, they produce weakend zones which radiate outward from the direction of shock. This results in ridged, cone-shaped fragments called shattercones.
   
Shatter cones are physical evidence of violent impacts upon the Earth in craters and impact basins. Listed are severa localities of rock fragments that display shatter coning striations.

Sudbury Basin, Ontario, Canada, approximately 1.5 to 2 inches long $22.00.

Beaverhead, Montana, USA,
approximately 2 - 3 inches long, $22.00

Gosses Bluff, Northern Territory, Australia,
2 inch fragments, $ 22.00
   
   
   
   
   
Fulgurite "tubes"

Filed collected in the Saharan Desert, fulgurite "tubes" are the result of lightning strikes fusing the sand into tube-like structures at temperatures in excess of 1000 degrees C. These hollow tubes form along the electrical discharge paths and are difficult to find intact. 3/4 to 1.5 inches long, $20.00.
 
   
   
   
   


Impact Breccias
Impact breccias - the basement rock of large craters - are the primary evidence for a cataclysmic impact event. The heat generated from impact melts the target rock changing it's mineralogy.

5 localities, supplied in 2" clear specimen cases, $ 22.00 each

 
 
  Moutoume, France
   
 
  Rochechouart, France
   
 
   LaValette breccia, with coesite.
   
 
  Chassenon breccia, France
   
 
  Suevite, Ries Crater, Germany
All impact breccias are supplied in a 2" specimen case easily opened for examination. Impact breccias, $ 22.00 each.
   
   
 
 

Mantle Rock and Natural Diamond Crystals

Mantle Rock

Kimberlite, Sturgeon Lake, Saskatchewa, Canada Alnoite, Hicks Dome, Southern Illinois, Illinois, USA Kimberlite, Sloan Ranch Mine, Larimer County, Colorado, USA
     
Kimberlite, Halas, Dickinson County, Michigan, USA Lamproite, Hatcher Mesa, Leucite Hills, Wyoming, USA Kimberlite, Premier Mine, Kimberly, South Africa

 
 
Mantle rock is interesting and visually striking. They are high-pressure, titanium-rich rocks brought to the Earth's surface through volcanic activity. Most contain garnets and sometimes, diamonds. All are very old, roughly 3 billion years or more.
 
All samples are polished slices, enclosed in a 2" specimen case.
 
Mantle Rock, 6 Localities
 
Locality
Kimberlite, Sturgeon Lake, Saskatchewa, Canada $26.00
Alnoite, Hicks Dome, Southern Illinois, Illinois, USA $20.00
Kimberlite, Sloan Ranch Mine, Larimer County, Colorado, USA $20.00
Kimberlite, Halas, Dickinson County, Michigan, USA $20.00
Lamproite, Hatcher Mesa, Leucite Hills, Wyoming, USA $20.00
Kimberlite, Premier Mine, Kimberly, South Africa $28.00
   
Complete set of the above six localities $95.00
   
   

 Natural Diamond Crystals, 12 Localities
 
   
Daimantina, Brazil Octahedrons, SA  Namibia Cubic, Zaire
       
Orange Free State Macle Twin Sierra Leone Cubic, Botswana
       
Argyle Mine Carbonado Crystal Sections Dudno, Angola
       
       
 Natural Diamond Crystals, 12 localities
Locality Size Price
Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil, clear to light gray crystals 3 to 4mm rounded octahedrons $28.00
Cape Province, South Africa, clear 2 mm perfect octahedrons $22.00
CDM Mine, Oranjemund, Namibia, crystals 3 to 4mm irregular to rounded,white $22.00
Kasai, Zaire (not shown above) 1mm perfect yellow cubes $24.00
Kasai, Zaire, light yellow crystals  2 to 3mm single cubic crystals $24.00
Kasai, Zaire, creamy white crystals 2 to 3mm cubic, pearl-like color $24.00
Orange Free State, South Africa, clear yellow 2mm octahedrons, very nice $26.00
Transvaal, South Africa, Macle Twin 2mm flattened triangles, clear crystals $24.00
Sewa River, Sierra Leone, large crystals 5mm gray, rounded crystals, $28.00
Opra Mine, Botswana, pure white crystals 2 to 3mm single cubic crystals $22.00
Argyle Mine, Western Australia, clear/gray 3mm octahedrons, nice   $24.00
Dudno Region, Angola, yellow, rounded crystals 2mm yellow/clear crystals $26.00
Aikhal Mine, Siberia, Russia, Superb crystals!  5 to 6mm cubic crystals $28.00

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Platinum Group Metals, Lunar and Martian Soil Simulants

Natural Gold

Nuggets and Placer deposits from 6 localities.
  All gold specimens are enclosed in a clear 1" x 1" display case easily opened for examination.
Crystallized Gold  
   

Locality Size Price
Trinity County, CA, USA, angular, golden nuggets, 2mm x 3mm $ 28.00
Trinity County, CA, USA, angular, golden nuggets 3mm x 6mm $ 38.00
Witwaterland District, South Africa, smooth, roundish, nuggets 3mm x 4mm $ 38.00
Victoria, Australia, angular, flat, textured nuggets 4mm x 5mm $ 38.00
Valdez Creek, Alaska, USA, bright golden nuggets 3mm x 5mm $ 36.00
Mother Lode, CA, USA, smooth, rounded nuggets 3mm x 4mm $ 32.00
Crystalline Mine, Jamestown, CA, USA, crystallized gold.
These look like bright little golden snowflakes!
3mm x 4mm $ 38.00
   
     
 

   
   
 
Native Silver

4 localities, dendritic silver, "wire" silver, crystallized, silver in matrix.




Silver in matrix, polished slice Wire Silver


   
   
Silver in matrix Dendritic Silver.
   
  All silver specimens are enclosed in a clear 1" x 1" display case easily opened for examination.
   
 Silver, 4 localities
Locality Size Price
Native Silver, Batopilas, Mexico, polished slice 5mm x 15mm $ 32.00
Dendritic Silver in matrix, Cobalt, Ontario, Canada,
polished slice, rare
10mm x 15mm $ 36.00
Wire Silver, Batopilas, Mexico, unique wire-like shapes, rare 10 to 12 mm lengths $ 32.00
Potosi, Bolivia, silver in matrix, polished slice, bright luster 5mm x 10mm $ 25.00
 


   
   
   
Gold assay core sections
Actual core samples from gold mining operations
   
These are actual core samples of ore-bearing rock that have yielded at least .02oz of gold per ton. Each sample is approximately 35mm in diameter x 5mm thick.

Leitch Gold Mine, Beardmore, Ontario
Noracme Gold Mine, Manitoba, Canada
Pidgeon Mine, Sioux Lookout, Canada

Drill cores, $18.00 each
   
   
   
Platinum Nuggets  
   
Of all the collectable precious metals, platinum nuggets are the rarest and most difficult to acquire. These individual nuggets are approximately 2mm in diameter and have a tan/silvery luster appearance. From Fox Gulch, Goodnews Bay, Alaska, USA

Each nugget is enclosed in a clear specimen case easily opened for examination.

 
Platinum nugget, approximately 2mm in diameter, $ 38.00 Platinum Nuggets
   


Lunar Soil Simulant  
   
Developed at NASA, this lunar soil simulant is very similar in color, texture, composition and particle size to lunar mare soil. It is made from crushed volcanic material from northern Arizona, USA.

Supplied in #10 capsules, Lunar Soil Simulant, $ 18.00 per capsule
  Luna Soil Simulant
Martian Soil Simulant  
   
The soil of Mars is composed of reddish-brown, windblown dust. This NASA-altered volcanic ash from Hawaii closely matches the color and particle size of martian soil. If you were on the surface of Mars, this is how it would look and feel.

Supplied in #10 capsules, Martian Soil Simulant, $ 18.00 per capsule.
  Martian Soil Simulant





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