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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. 

Kabo, 27.0 gms.jpg (257267 bytes)
27.0 grams, $540.00, crust along left edge
Kabo, 4.482 gms.jpg (30538 bytes)
4.482 grams, $80.65
Kabo, 4.729 gms.jpg (30002 bytes)
4.729 grams, $85.00
Kabo, 4.527 gms.jpg (31006 bytes)
4.527 grams, $81.50

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.

Kainsaz, 1.84 gms.jpg (26452 bytes)
1.84 grams, SOLD
Kainsaz, 0.87 gms.jpg (26296 bytes)
0.87 grams, SOLD
Kainsaz, 1.47 gms.jpg (26103 bytes)
1.47 grams, $44.10
Kainsaz, 0.92 grams.jpg (26504 bytes)
0.92 grams, $27.60
Kainsaz, 8.3 gms.jpg (50760 bytes)
8.3 grams, $249.00, edge facing coin is crusted  SOLD

KAPOETA, Sudan - Witnessed Fall

Kapoeta, 0.654 gms.jpg (27548 bytes)
0.654 grams, $163.50
This achondrite is one of the rarest classifications of stone meteorites - a Howardite. Kapoeta fell on 22 April 1942 in front of an armored column in Equatoria, Sudan. Most meteorite collections do not contain a Howardite, especially a witnessed fall. Both of these specimens would be welcome additions to most meteorite collections. Kapoeta, 1.6 gms.jpg (29869 bytes)
1.6+ grams, $400.00

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. 

Karatu, 0.96 gms.jpg (15684 bytes)
0.96 grams,
SOLD
Karatu, 6.58 gms.jpg (28637 bytes)
6.58 grams, $184.00, crust on right edge
Karatu, 5.71 gms.jpg (17252 bytes)
5.71 grams, $160.00
Karatu, 1.81 gms.jpg (15413 bytes)
1.81 grams, SOLD
Karatu, 3.02 gms.jpg (16718 bytes)
3.02 grams, $90.60

KENDLETON, Texas - Witnessed Fall

A shower of stones fell at Kendleton, Fort Bend County, Texas, on 2 May 1939, and many were recovered. Most of this material remains in the Monnig collection at TCU. Even though classified as an L4 chondrite, brecciated,  Kendleton has L3, L5, and L6 clasts in it.  Kendleton, 0.908 gms.jpg (25555 bytes)
0.908 grams, $13.00, crust on upper edge
Kendleton, 0.540 gms.jpg (25119 bytes)
0.540 grams, $8.00, crust on upper edge
Kendleton, 4.827 gms.jpg (29761 bytes)
4.827 grams, $57.90, crust on bottom edge

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.

Kenna, 0.262 gms.jpg (17187 bytes)
0.262 grams, SOLD
Kenna, 9.65 gms.jpg (60951 bytes)
9.65 grams, $1690.00
Kenna, 3.313 gms.jpg (24954 bytes)
3.313 grams, $580.00
Kenna, 3.990 gms.jpg (26400 bytes)
3.990 grams, $698.00

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.

Kernouve, 2.00 gms.jpg (27110 bytes)
0.200 grams, $112.00
Kernouve, 1.140 gms.jpg (28370 bytes)
1.140 grams, SOLD
Kernouve, 0.395 gms.jpg (27492 bytes)
0.395 grams,  SOLD
Kernouve, 1.437 gms.jpg (28447 bytes)
1.437 grams, $79.00
Kernouve, 0.775 gms.jpg (25275 bytes)
0.775 grams, SOLD
Kernouve, 2.525 gms.jpg (28207 bytes)
2.525 grams,  SOLD

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.

Kesen, 15.4 gms.jpg (26734 bytes)
15.4 grams, $616.00 crust on upper edge
Kesen, 1.777 gms.jpg (27836 bytes)
1.777 grams, $80.00
Kesen, 2.145 gms.jpg (30467 bytes)
2.145 grams, $85.80
Kesen, 2.475 gms.jpg (32910 bytes)
2.475 grams, $99.00
Kesen, 2.171 gms.jpg (30383 bytes)
2.171 grams, crust on upper edge, $97.70
Kesen, 1.323 gms.jpg (27485 bytes)
1.323 grams, $52.90
Kesen, 2.537 gms.jpg (29186 bytes)
2.537 grams, $101.50
Kesen, 2.507 gms.jpg (30375 bytes)
2.507 grams, $100.25
Kesen, 2.256 gms.jpg (29719 bytes)
2.256 grams, $90.25
Kesen, 2.007 gms.jpg (30941 bytes)
2.007 grams, crust on upper edge, $90.30
Kesen, 3.433 gms.jpg (32592 bytes)
3.433 grams, crust on upper edge, $154.50
Kesen, 2.985 gms.jpg (32364 bytes)
2.985 grams, $119.40