For Sale IconBur-Abor IIIAB Iron Meteorites for Sale

Location: Northeastern province, Kenya (3° 59'N, 41° 39'E)

Found: 1997 November 27

Classification: Iron, medium octahedrite (IIIAB)

Description: About 50 fragments totaling 280–300 kg, the largest weighing >250 kg, were found by a family after they heard an explosion and saw a cloud of dust. Nearby banana trees were broken, and some contained embedded metal shards. However, the recovered iron meteorite is too weathered to be consistent with a recent date of fall. Description (M. Genge, NHM) and composition (J. Wasson, UCLA): band width, 0.95 mm; Widmanstätten structure exposed on outer surface; Ni content of kamacite, 6 ± 0.5 wt%; bulk metal, Co = 0.513 wt%, Ni = 7.99 wt%; Ga = 20.9 ppm; As = 6.24 ppm; Ir = 0.774 ppm, Au = 0.83 ppm.

Click here to see the British Natural History Museum write-up on their sample.

Link to Meteoritical Bulletin Database.

# BUR4-1 # BUR4-11 # BUR4-12 # BUR4-8 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: 4.1 gm Weight: 4.1 gm Weight: 4.1 gm Weight: 4.8 gm
Features: Part Slice Features: Part Slice Features: Part Slice Features: Part Slice
Price: sold Price: sold Price: sold Price: sold

# BUR5-7 # BUR6-5 # BUR36-4 # BUR39-3 # BUR48-9
Weight: 5.7 gm Weight: 6.5 gm Weight: 36.4 gm Weight: 39.3 gm Weight: 48.9 gm
Features: Part Slice Features: Part Slice Features: Slice Features: Slice Features: Slice
Price: sold Price: sold Price: sold Price: sold Price: sold

Many years ago I purchased a ~1kg piece of Bur Abor meteorite from a gentleman in Kenya. At the time he offered me the 300kg main mass. This is too big for me to handle in my business. He recently contacted me again and ask that I try to find buyers for this mass. He says that the price is reasonable and that arrangements to ship it from Kenya are quite feasible. Please contact me if you are interested.
# BUR232-6
Weight: 232.6 gm
Features: End
Price: sold