• Estherville Mesosiderite Meteorite (Stony-Iron)
  • Estherville Mesosiderite Meteorite (Stony-Iron)
  • Estherville Mesosiderite Meteorite (Stony-Iron)
  • Estherville Mesosiderite Meteorite (Stony-Iron)
  • Estherville Mesosiderite Meteorite (Stony-Iron)
  • Estherville Mesosiderite Meteorite (Stony-Iron)
Rare Minerals

Estherville Mesosiderite Meteorite (Stony-Iron)

$1,800.00   €1,598  £1,360.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC5040
A rare small miniature Stony-Iron Meteorite from the observed fall on 10th May 1879, near to the town of Estherville in Iowa, USA.  The specimen weighs 24.8 grams and is a smoothly gnarled, blacked and slightly rusted metallic fragment showing small patches of its silver-coloured iron interior.  Meteorites are always named for where they fell, hence this is the Estherville meteorite, part of the largest mesosiderite meteorite ever found in the USA, whose fall was observed late in the afternoon of said date.  It contained two mineral species not then yet discovered on Earth, Stanfieldite and Tetrataenite, making the town of Estherville type locality to both.  Small quantities of both species have since been identified in terrestrial rocks.  The 455-pound (206 kg) meteorite had buried itself 15 feet (4.6 m) into the ground, where local residents eventually tracked it down in the Emmet County.  This is a super specimen from this famous find.

Details

Dimensions
3.0 × 2.5 × 1.5 cm
Categories
Ex A.g.moss Collection, Rare Minerals
Locality
Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa, USA, North America

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Estherville