Two German meteorites rarely seen in the hands of private collectors. The fragments are small and come from museum collections in Europe. The top fragment is from the Ybbsitz meteorite. It was discovered in 1977 by a scientist working for the Austrian Geological Survey near the village of Ybbsitz in southern Austria. On the bottom is the Benthullen meteorite. This meteorite was was found submerged in a peat bog in Lower Saxony shortly after WWII in 1948. In the Galactic Stone Collection.
Cohiba cigar tin filled with small stony meteorites. From the Galactic Stone Collection. Not for sale.
Vintage (early 1960's) brochure from the Canyon Diablo crater in Arizona. From the Galactic Stone Collection. Not for sale.
Diogenite meteorite. This stony achondrite type originates from the deep mantle zone of asteroid Vesta. It consists of pyroxene and plagioclase crystals embedded in a rocky host matrix. Diogenites can vary greatly in appearance. This specimen is a fresh example of the Johnstown meteorite fall.
Meteorite dealer Mohamed Iqui's table at the Ensisheim 2013 show. Notice the big awesome stone meteorites on his table. Photo credit to Hanno Strufe.
Rare carbonaceous meteorite (CK5, Karoonda-type). NWA 6026 main mass before cutting, 133 grams. Outer surface in this photo is covered by secondary crust and slickensides. Other surfaces show primary fusion crust and contraction cracks. From the Galactic Stone Collection. Not for sale.