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Augusta County (IIIA)

US$ 2,340.00
Found 1858

Augusta County Partslice The story of this meteorite is rather weird. After it´s find in 1858 or 1859, the finder tried to sell it for one Dollar, but nobody wanted to buy it. He throw it away. Later it was used in building a fence. Then it was rediscovered in the 1870ies as a meteorite but wrongly distributed as Staunton meteorite in former times (Buchwald, Vol. 2, 277f). In fact it was found on the same land of the first Staunton find, although Augusta County is structurally significantly different (Brezina pointed this out 1896: 278, 363). Now the story of this slice is rather weird, too. First of all: The offered slice steems from a bigger part slice with a weight of 257.13 g. Before the 1980s the part slice was in the possession of a family in Prague (unclear, how they came in possession of it, with the partslice came an old label with the inscription “Meteorit Augusta Co 279 Gram. Na. (or Va?)”.). We date this old label end of the 19th century. In the 1980s both, partslice and label, was acquired by Dr. Peter Gottschling, a mineral dealer from Austria (see enclosed letter). It was sold to Prof. Heinz Winbeck in 1980. Dr. Gottschling sold it as “Staunton” iron although the label states Augusta Co. . Staunton is a city in Augusta County and we can only guess that Dr. Gottschling was not aware that not only Staunton iron was found in Augusta County but even a different one. In the 2015s fullslice and label was acquired by Marc Jost. Marc Jost has a slice of Staunton in his collection with good provenance and the Widmanstätten patterns on his slice. This slice lookes different. According to the optic evidence, the label´s inscription and Vagn F. Buchwald’s insight of the mix-up of Staunton and Augusta County irons a proof was necessary: Marc Jost brought the part slice to Prof. Dr. Beda A. Hofmann (NHM Bern, Switzerland) and they made a tests on it. All characteristics pointed it to be Augusta County, not Staunton. The part slice was finally cut in 4 pieces and now you got the chance to acquire a really rare iron. Copy of the old label, Dr. Gottschling´s letter and the analyses from NHM Bern, Switzerland, is included.

Size: 3.8 x 2.1 x 0.4cm
Weight: 23.4gr
Billings (IIIA)

US$ 165.00
Found 1903

Small etched slice cut from ASU #151

Size: 2 x 0.7 x 0.2cm
Weight: 1.81gr
Bohumilitz (IAB-MG)

US$ 3,000.00
Czech Republic
Found 1829

Etched end cut

Size: 6.5 x 3.5 x 3cm
Weight: 272gr
Burgavli (IAB-MG)

US$ 2,400.00
Found 1941

One side etched slice

Size: 7 x 3 x 0.4cm
Weight: 48.5gr
Elyria (IIIA)

US$ 500.00
Found 1971

From Prof. H. Winbeck collection. Slice.

Size: 1.7 x 1.2 x 0.5cm
Weight: 5.56gr
Gebel Kamil (IRUNGR)

US$ 120.00
Found 2009

Nice looking small flat shrapnel

Size: 5.5 x 4.5 x 1.5cm
Weight: 112.5gr
Gressk (IIA)

US$ 800.00
Found 1955

Polished slice

Size: 3.5 x 1.5 x 0.25cm
Weight: 10.3gr
Maslyanino (IAB)

US$ 1,800.00
Found 1992

Very nice big polished slice

Size: 14 x 8 x 0.25cm
Weight: 183.2gr
Mundrabilla (IAB-UNGR)

US$ 285.00
Found 1911

End cut. From Prof. H. Winbeck collection. Fragment. Copy of letter from W. Zeitschel

Size: 3.5 x 3.5 x 1cm
Weight: 60gr
Northeast Africa 002 (Iron, IID-an)

US$ 340.00
Possibly Libya
Found 2004

One side etched slice

Size: 3 x 2.5 x 0.4cm
Weight: 17.1gr
Santa Catharina (IAB-UNGR)

US$ 40,000.00
Found 1875

Museum rock! Check out the history here. Usually this meteorite is not an iron but shale. This one is metallic one.

Size: 21 x 14 x 14cm
Weight: 13000gr
Sarepta (IAB-MG)

US$ 1,000.00
Found 1854

One side etched slice of historical iron

Size: 5.5 x 2 x 0.3cm
Weight: 19.9gr
Sikhote-Alin (IIB)

US$ 350.00
Fell 1947

Nice cleaned individual!

Size: 5 x 3.5 x 1.5cm
Weight: 118.7gr
Sikhote-Alin (IIB)

US$ 650.00
Fell 1947

Beautiful individual from old 1990th finds

Size: 5 x 3 x 2.5cm
Weight: 131.2gr
Tartak (IIIAB)

US$ 500.00
Found 2012

Etched slice

Size: 5 x 3.5 x 0.3cm
Weight: 39.6gr
Tucson (IRUNGR)

US$ 735.00
Found 1850

Nice thin slice

Size: 2.2 x 1.5 x 0.15cm
Weight: 2.91gr
Twannberg (IIG)

US$ 255.00
Found 1984

Individual. Official # TW312

Size: 3.3 x 2 x 1cm
Weight: 17gr
Twannberg (IIG)

US$ 915.00
Found 1984

Individual. Official # TW92

Size: 4 x 2.5 x 2.5cm
Weight: 61gr
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