Bur-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.
|Weight: 232.6 gm|