METEORITES PAGE 9C
Updated 18 March 2007
KABO, Nigeria - Witnessed Fall
On the evening of 27 April 1971 four stones were witnessed to fall near the village of Kabo, Gwarzo district, Kano State, Nigeria. Kabo is an H4 chondrite, xenolithic, and shows a nicely mixed gray and light brownish matrix with good metal flecking. Only about a kilo of material is available outside Nigeria.
KAFFIR (c), Texas SOLD
KAINSAZ, Russia - Witnessed Fall
On 13 September 1937, a meteor entered the earth's atmosphere and broke up during it's journey to the ground. Some 15 pieces fell near Kainsaz in the Muslyumovskij district, Tatarstan Republic, Russia. This meteorite is a deep rich brown Carbonaceous chondrite of the Ornans type, hence the CO3.2 classification. Each of these part slices has been expertly polished on both sides. Any one of these specimens will add a new dimension to your collection.
KAPOETA, Sudan - Witnessed Fall
KARATU, Tanzania - Witnessed Fall
This meteorite fell in Arusha, Tanzania, on 11 September 1963, and witnesses found only one stone weighing a scant 2.2 kilograms. Karatu is an Ordinary chondrite, LL6, is beautifully brecciated, and has a light gray matrix with very little metal flecking. It is seldom available to collectors as virtually all of it remains in museums.
KENDLETON, Texas - Witnessed Fall
KENDRAPARA, India - Witnessed Fall - Also a hammer SOLD
KENNA, New Mexico
A single stone was found North and East of Kenna in Roosevelt County, New Mexico, about 1972. Kenna is a rare classification of meteorite - a Urellite. Kenna, and other Urellites, are Olivine-pigeonite achondrites with carbon in the form of graphite and contain microscopic diamonds. Some meteorite scientists theorize that Kenna may have originated from a source in the orbit of Mercury, or possibly Mercury itself. Whatever the source, Kenna is a beautiful meteorite with a bluish cast to the matrix. Seldom available in the meteorite collector market, here is an opportunity to acquire an excellent specimen from a classic location.
KERNOUVE, France - Witnessed Fall
After the appearance of a fireball and detonations, a conical stone fell on 22 May 1869 near Kernouve, Morbihan, France. Classified as an H6 chondrite, veined, this is an attractive meteorite with good metal flecking. Most of Kernouve remains in museum repositories around the world and very little has been available to meteorite collectors. Offered here is the last of the material I have on hand.
KESEN, Japan - Witnessed Fall
Few meteorites are available from Japan; Kesen being one of only two Japanese meteorites readily available to collectors. This meteorite fell on 13 June 1850 in Kesen, Iwate-ken, Honshu, Japan, so it is an old and well documented witnessed fall. Kesen is an H4 chondrite with shock veins. Most of this meteorite is held in Japanese repositories so we feel fortunate to be able to offer these specimens at prices well below the norm.