For Sale IconBingol (Sariçiçek) Howardite Meteorites for Sale

Location: Bingol, Turkey (38°54.10’N, 40°36.01’E)

Fell: 2015 Sept 2

Classifcation: HED achondrite (Howardite)

Description: History: A bright bolide was seen and heard in Bingol province, Turkey, and recorded on several video security cameras on 2015 Sept 2 at 20:10:30 UT. Shortly after the fireball, small meteorites were heard raining down on houses in the village of Saricicek. The next morning, people found pea-sized meteorites on the street and in yards. Physical characteristics: The meteorite is fully crusted and has a shiny, light-brown crust. The shape is irregular and rounded, indicative of high altitude fragmentation and ongoing breakup until just before deceleration. Petrography: Petrographically heterogeneous rock consisting of lithic and mineral clasts in a fine-grained matrix of crushed material. The matrix consists of high-Ca pyroxene (probably clinopyroxene) from the eucritic component, low-Ca pyroxene (probably orthopyroxene) from the diogenitic component, plagioclase, silica, kamacite, troilite, chromite, ilmenite and rare olivine. Clino- and orthopyroxene are present in approximately equal amounts. Single mineral grains and clasts of orthopyroxene, clinopyroxene, plagioclase, and rare olivine, all to a maximum size of 1 mm. Crystals of clinopyroxene frequently contain exsolution lamellae of orthopyroxene, in which both phases can contain oriented chromite inclusions. Three types of rock clasts are distinguished: (1) Clasts consisting plagioclase and silica, the former containing inclusions of chromite and ilmenite, and the latter containing blebs of troilite; (2) clasts consisting of an intergrowth of plagioclase and silica, with both phases hosting large blebs of troilite; (3) ophitic to subophitic basalt clasts consisting of an intergrowth of plagioclase laths and zoned clinopyroxene, in some cases with troilite blebs situated along the boundaries of the plagioclase crystal laths. Eucritic material appears to be more abundant than the diogenitic component. Single mineral grains and clasts show different degrees of shock deformation, including irregular fractures and folded pyroxene lamellae, and a significant fraction of the finest grained matrix appears to be poorly crystalline. Near the fusion crust melted troilite has been injected into cracks in silicates. Geochemistry: The matrix consists of high-Ca pyroxene (probably clinopyroxene) Fs50±18Wo26±20, FeO/MnO= 21.0-45.9, N=29, from the eucritic component, low-Ca pyroxene (probably orthopyroxene) with Fs28±6Wo2±1, FeO/MnO = 31.1-36.7, n=23 from the diogenitic component and Fs53±19Wo3±3; plagioclase, An83.5-89.6Or0.2-4.0; olivine, Fa18-21, FeO/MnO= 30.1-43.1, average Fa80, PMD=1.6%, N=4. Single mineral grains and clasts: orthopyroxene, Fs22-70Wo1-2; clinopyroxene, Fs28-60Wo6-36, some compositionally zoned; plagioclase, An85.5-89.6Or0.2-0.6; olivine, Fa21. Basaltic clasts: plagioclase, An85Or1; clinopyroxene, Fs33-55Wo6-12.

Link to Meteoritical Bulletin Database.

# BIN-294 # BIN-851 # BIN-870 # BIN1-165 About Scale:  Each photo has a small one centimeter cube.  That's a little less than a half inch on a side.  The coin above is a US dime.
Weight: 0.294 g Weight: 0.851g Weight: 0.870g Weight: 1.165g
Features: Individual, 60% crust Features: Individual, 100% crust Features: Individual, 80% crust Features: Individual, 70% crust
Price: sold Price: $75 Price: $66 Price: $87

# BIN1-406 # BIN1-585 # BIN1-598 # BIN2-152 # BIN3-240
Weight: 1.406g Weight: 1.585g Weight: 1.598g Weight: 2.152g Weight: 3.240g
Features: Individual, 75% crust Features: Individual, 80% crust Features: Individual, 70% primary crust, 30% secondary crust Features: Individual, 95% crust Features: Individual, 100% crust
Price: $103 Price: sold Price: $117 Price: $156 Price: $242

# BIN3-303 # BIN3-948 # BIN4-302 # BIN4-942 # BIN5-223
Weight: 3.303g Weight: 3.948g Weight: 4.302g Weight: 4.942g Weight: 5.223g
Features: Individual, 90% crust Features: Individual, 60% primary and secondary crust Features: Individual, 100% crust Features: Individual, 100% crust Features: Individual, 100% crust
Price: $236 Price: $281 Price: $316 Price: $351 Price: $371

# BIN5-578 # BIN5-716 # BIN6-584 # BIN7-385 # BIN10-355
Weight: 5.578g Weight: 5.716g Weight: 6.584g Weight: 7.385g Weight: 10.355g
Features: Individual, 100% crust Features: Individual, 99% crust Features: Individual, 65% crust Features: Individual, 98% crust Features: Individual, 85% crust
Price: $395 Price: $405 Price: $465 Price: $522 Price: $730

# BIN28-521
Weight: 28.521g
Features: Individual, 100% crust
Price: $2000