CELESTIAL TREASURES

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Jewels and Diamonds™ carries a limited selection of meteorites and meteorite jewelry items. The Gibeon, Great Namibia Land Namibia nickel-iron Meteorite was discovered in 1836. Many large massive pieces were found between the years 1836 to 1993. The Meteorite is classified as type (IVA) fine octahedrite, bandwidth 0.3mm. The meteorite information is listed in Catalogue of Meteorites fifth edition (2000) page 214.

Jewels and Diamonds™ has many fine cut, polished and acid etched Gibeon meteorite fragments. Each is sold with a Certificate of Authenticity suitable for framing and is fully guaranteed to the original purchaser.

Additional Meteorite Fragments for sale at Jewels and Diamonds™

Canyon Diablo Meteorite is one of the most famous meteorites of all. It fell in Arizona about 30,000 years ago leaving a crater 4,000 feet across and 600 feet deep. Upon impact, the meteorite is believed to have vaporized, and fragments were thrown as far as 11 miles from the impact site.

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Although the composition is 90% iron and 10% nickel, traces of platinum and black diamonds have been found in these specimens. The meteorite is classified as type (IAB) coarse octahedrite, bandwidth 2.0mm. The meteorite information is listed in Catalogue of Meteorites fifth edition (2000) pages 128 &129.

 

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Campo Del Cielo Meteorites were discovered in Gran Chaco Gualamba, Chaco, Argentina, during the year 1576. . The meteorite is classified as type (IAB) coarse octahedrite, bandwidth 3.0mm. More than fifty tons have been collected since it was discovered. The meteorite information is listed in Catalogue of Meteorites fifth edition (2000) pages 126 & 127. . Jewels and Diamonds™ has a football size fragment on display in our store.

 

Sikhote-Alin Nickel Iron Meteorite fell in the Maritime Territory, U.S.S.R., on February 12, 1947. Hundreds of witnesses watched a shower of fireballs crash land in the thick Sikhote-Alin Mountain forest. This was the largest witnessed single meteorite fall. It produced 106 impact holes and rained 23 tons of meteorite fragments. This meteorite displays regmaglypts, thumbprint like depressions, and has ragged, twisted and distorted surfaces. This occurred because the meteorite broke up at low altitude and was not subjected to the intense ablation that would have smoothed its surface. The meteorite is classified as type (IIAB) coarsest octahedrite, bandwidth 9mm. The meteorite information is listed in Catalogue of Meteorites fifth edition (2000) pages 462 & 463.

Nantan Iron Meteorite was officially discovered in Guangxi, China during the year 1958. Scientist now believe this meteorite shower was, in fact, recorded in the Ming Dynasty documents (approximately 480 years ago). The official discovery occurred during the Chinese Industrial Age, when government sent everyone looking for iron ore. Local farmers in Nantan, China found many iron ore rocks. However the iron ore wouldn’t smelt, despite their best efforts. The government, puzzled by the mystery, called in a Geologist who determined that the iron ore rock was, in fact, meteorites. Scientists believed at least nineteen individual meteorite showers yielded 9500 kilograms distributed over thirty square kilometers. The meteorite is classified as type (IIICD) medium octahedrite, bandwidth 1.0mm. The meteorite information is listed in Catalogue of Meteorites fifth edition (2000) pages 357. Jewels and Diamonds™ has a 110 pound specimen on display and many other specimens weighing about ten pounds.

Brahin Stony-Iron Pallasite Meteorite fell in Minsk, Gomel Province, Belarus, U.S.S.R. and was discovered during the year 1810. There has been considerable confusion over the number of massive fragments discovered and the yielded weight. Today, scientists believe that eleven masses found their way to our planet and 823 kilograms were recovered. Pallasite meteorites consist of iron, nickel, stone and olivine. Analysis of metal is 8.38%, Ni, L.L. Ivanov (1911). A real analysis gave olivine 37.18% by weight, P.N. Chervinsky (1929) (Catalogue of Meteorites). The meteorite is classified as Stony-Iron Pallasite (PAL) and is listed in Catalogue of Meteorites fifth edition (2000) pages 113 &114. Stony-Iron Pallasite Meteorites with olivine (mineral iron magnesium silicate),(Peridot is the gem variety) is quite expensive.

Pricing for any of the herein-listed meteorites depends upon many factors. Some meteorite fragments can be purchased for about $50.00 and up, with a beautiful Certificate of Authenticity, signed by Dr. Gem®.

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