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Meteorite (L/LL4 Chondrite)

$1,245.00   €1,041  £890.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC12487
The Bjurböle Meteorite was observed to fall at 21:30 hours on 12th March 1899, exactly 122 years ago today when this specimen went live on the web.  Meteorites are named for the place where they land, in this case it was a coastal town named Bjurböle, because the meteorite broke through sea ice and had to be recovered from underwater.  Having watched the fireball descend, locals constructed a large wooden case in the sea though which to work and recover the debris.  This is a superb specimen clearly showing its granular composition and the inclusion of metals within the rock fabric.  It is classified as a type L/LL4 chondrite and is one of only 20 classified L/LL4 meteorites. It is also made rare in that the fall was witnessed and hence dated.  This is a great opportunity to acquire a good specimen of this rare meteorite.

Details

Dimensions
2.7 × 3.5 × 2.8 cm
Categories
Rare Minerals
Locality
Bjurbole meteorite, Bjurbole, Porvoo, Southern Finland Region, Finland

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen

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