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HOLBROOK METEORITES (COLLECTION OF THREE) - Arizona, USA

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HOLBROOK METEORITES (COLLECTION OF THREE METEORITES)

Stony meteorite (olivine-hypersthene chondrite)
  
Fell 19 July 1912
  
Holbrook, Navajo County, Arizona, USA

After the appearance of a smoky trail in the sky and very loud explosions, a shower of stones fell, pelting roofs and raising clouds of dust in the desert. All the residents of the town of Holbrook were engaged in picking up these delightful little meteorites after a boy's cry of "it's raining stones".

  

Almost all of the stones are tiny and are affectionately known as ‘Holbrook peas’.

    

The fall is a classic event in the history of meteorites. Following the break up of the parent body high in the atmosphere, the surface of each fragment continued to melt by atmospheric friction, giving each meteorite a brown 'fusion crust'.

    

These examples have been cracked open to reveal the pale interior.  They are presented in a glass-topped gemstone display box.

   
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Size: approx. 4 x 4 x 1.7 centimetres (size of box)
Weight: 2.12 grams (total weight of 3 meteorites)

PRICE: £95.00
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