Kapoeta Meteorite - 34.6g

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Price: $8,650.00

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Kapoeta is an extremely rare meteorite known as a Howardite.  Howardites are the H in the HEDO class of meteorites believed to have originated from asteroid 4-Vesta.  In addition to being a rare type of meteorite, Kapoeta is very rare among its class. It is usually only ever seen or sold in tiny pieces ranging from 1mm in diameter to 1cm.  Larger pieces like this are rarely ever seen and are prized by insitutions and museums.  This 34.6 gram specimen used to be in the Arizona State University (ASU) meteorite collection and was traded in 1996 to Michael Casper with one other piece (65g) and some fragments which I also have available for sale.  Provenance: ASU --> Michael Casper --> Natural History Lab.

 

Kapoeta fell in Sudan on April 22, 1942.  A single 11.36kg stone was recovered.  There has been a lot of research done on this meteorite.  A simple Google inquiry will yields dozens of reports of studies performed.  Because of its rarity and scientific value, Kapoeta commonds a significant price.  When available, it's usually around $600/gram.  I've priced this specimen significantly lower.  Very few collectors and insitution will ever see a piece of this magnitude in their collection.

 

For serious inquiries, please contact me.  I am willing to consider a trade.

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