THE GLORIETA MOUNTAIN METEORITE - IS A STONY-IRON METEORITE - with some individuals containing enough olivine crystals to be a true PALLASITE.


I would like to thank all of those who responded to
our last offering of Glorieta Mountain meteorites.
There was such a demand for the small, individual
stony-irons that we decided to bring out the remainder
of our finds. As you may recall, one of our
Meteorite-Recovery Team members has recently made some
remarkable recoveries in the Glorieta Mountain strewn
field in New Mexico, USA. It is the M-R Teamís
pleasure to make these specimens available to
researchers, and museums, as well as, the meteorite
collecting community.

+Specimens of Glorieta Mountain are becoming
increasingly harder to find. And fewer and fewer are
being offered to private collectors.
"IF", you find anyone offering specimens like these,
they are usually priced at $20 to $40 per/gram.

My price is $15.00 per/gram.

Most of our finds are being made available in order to
fund additional fieldwork throughout the Southwest

Glorieta Mountain specimens often have interesting
shapes, as is evident in the images of our finds. (See below)
These specimens would be a fine addition to any
collection, private or public.


Weights of available specimens are as follows:

click "IMAGE #s" for additional photos:

This 48g whole individual, museum-piece shows many flow-lines, and offers a rare opportunity to obtain a unique Glorieta Mountain specimen at $20/gram:
A 4.5g Glorieta Mountain pallasite specimen at $15/gram:
This 6.5g "boomerang-shaped" GM stony-iron tried to leave the strewn field, but it kept coming back, and now is $15/gram:
This 9.5g stony-iron is a stunning example of Nature's handiwork, and offers a rare opportunity to obtain a unique Glorieta Mountain specimen at $20/gram:
I can't offer the 1cm cube-shaped stands with the specimens, because I've run out of them (but I'll take orders in the hope that I will find another supplier). And, finally, here is an image that is self-explanatory:
And for all of you New Mexico Meteorite collectors out there, that are still reading this message - here is a rare Correo, a 79g uncut/whole individual stone (H4) - asking $350 but I am entertaining offerss on this, my last one. Serious offers only, please:

Glorieta Mountain was first discovered in 1884.
After the initial discovery other masses were found.
The TKW is estimated to total 320 pounds (145kg).


From the "Catalog of Meteorites", by Monica Grady:

Canoncieto, Santa Fe County, NEW MEXICO
Find 1884
Stony-iron. Pallasite (PAL)
Several masses, of total weight about 320lb (145kg),
the largest weighing 148.5lb (67.3kg)were found, G.F.
Kunz (1885, 1886). Another mass of 2.5kg was found in
Rio Arriba Co. New Mexico (Hills, 1914). The Santa Fe
iron is identical to Glorieta Mountain.

Description, review of older analyses, V.F. Buchwald
Analysis, 12.04 %Ni, 13.2 ppm.Ga, 10.7 ppm.Ge, 0.014
ppm.Ir, J.T. Wasson (1974).
Silicate mineralogy: olivine Fa 13^ , P.R. Buseck &
J.I. Goldstein (1969). Anomalous main-group pallasite,
E.R.D. Scott (1977). Density and porosity, G.J.
Consolmagno S.J. & D.T. Britt (1998). Microstructure
of metal grains, C.-W. Yang et al. (1997). N abundance
and isotopic composition, C.A. Prombo & R.N. Clayton
(1993). Noble gas data compilation, L. Schultz & H.
Kruse (1989); L. Schultz pers. commun. (1998). Oxygen
isotopic composition, R.N. Clayton & T.K. Mayeda
(1978, 1996).

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RobertVerish,  Field Investigator,  P.O. Box 237   Sunland, CA  91041

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