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Meteorite (17 grams) (ex Dr. Miguel Romero Collection) viewBack to PRE-DENVER MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - end September 14th, 2017

La Lande, De Baca County, New Mexico
  • Starting Time:9/7/2017 06:45:00 PM(CDT)
  • Ending Time:9/14/2017 06:45:00 PM(CDT)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:Miniature
  • Size Description:4.2 x 2.0 x 0.8 cm

Description:From a discovery in north eastern New Mexico, here we have a piece of the famous La Lande Meteorite. According to the information I've been able to piece together, this piece came from a 77 pound stone that was discovered in 1933 near the La Lande post office. It was originally thought to be from the same fall as the Melrose Meteorite The exterior was weathered and oxidzed, but the interior showed is was a chondrite composed of olivine and enstatite with a bit of nickel-iron and hematite. The label accompanying the piece states that it came from the man who made the discovery (Mr. H. H. Nininger), who also states that the piece is not from the Melrose fall (even though the other side of the label states it was from Melrose originally). A really cool old time documented meteorite from a discovery over 80 years ago! Weight is 17 grams. From the collection of Senator / Dr. Miguel Romero of Teuhuacan, Mexico. For more information on this important collection, use the link to this free online copy of our 2008 book on his collection:

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