You are bidding on the MAIN MASS of the meteorite. What is for sale here is all the meteorite found, except the 22.89g specimen sliced in 2011 to be send for full analysis and classification to the lab.
The highest bidder wil be the owner of the totality of the known material for this meteorite, except the specimen deposited for Science and research.
This meteorite was found during a systematic search for meteorite in the desert of the Sultanat of Oman, on spring 2011, at the following exact coordinates
Latitude : 19°42'23"N
Longitude : 55°44'32"E
We have one image "in situ" of the find in the desert floor.
It have been submitted for classification to the University of Washington (Seattle), and have been officialy classified, then referenced by the Meteoritical Society, under the name JaH 789 :
This meteorite is a chondrite, a kind of (mainly) stony meteorites, that have not been modified due to melting or differentiation of the parent body (asteroid) since the formation of Solar System. Chondrites were formed by the accretion of particles of dust and grit present in the primitive Solar System, which gave an estimated age of 4.566 billion years ± 1.0 My (Dating using 206Pb/204Pb).
Type "L" mean a Low metal content, type "6" mean a chondrite experienced metamorphism during its history.
Specimen sent with certificat from the finder
- Belangrijkste mineraal / Naam meteoriet
- JaH 789 - BELANGRIJKSTE MASSA van de vondst, met GPS-coördinaten en insitu foto -
- Minerale vorm / Soort meteoriet
- Chondrite meteoriet
- 204,5 g
- Oorsprong (Land)