METEORITE Super Rare CANON CITY, Colorado, H6 Fall !

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  • Item Category: Antiquities
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Aug 11, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House

is another extremely rare micro/macro from my collection. This is a Super nice, 0.48 gram, fragment of The CANON CITY Meteorite. One stone of 1.4kg fell through the roof of a garage, 3.18km north of Canon City, Colorado, USA on October 27, 1973, at 18:00hrs. This is a very hard to acquire "Hammer Stone" and I have only seen a few specimens of this for sale over the years.

*Throughout my ebay store pages, I am featuring a whole series of extremely rare micro-mounts. These pieces are rare because of low known weight, type, location, and availability. Most can not be purchased any w else. They are expensive because in reality they are extremely rare and after 10 years in the meteorite market, I have gained a lot of experience in what is rare and what is not. These rare micro and macro's are not cheap, and most of them are from my personal collection and cannot be replaced. Also, keep in mind that rare and obscure witnessed falls now demand top dollar. T are very few of these specimens available for the ever growing meteorite collecting is growing big time!

Michael Cottinghamâe(tm)s Meteorite Collecting History and (Mini) Bioâe¦

I first started my cosmic journey with meteorites in 1996. I have always been interested in Natural History and ever since I was very young, I have collected rocks, fossils, artifacts and the like. In fact, I have been pretty darn good at finding unusual Natural History objects. However, I had never found a meteorite and I didnâe(tm)t even know w to begin. So, I first started by buying a few specimens to see what they actually looked like. Then I would take these specimens out into the desert area w I live and I would place them on the ground. I was trying to train my âeoeeyeâe to see differently. Sometimes, I would take my meteorite specimens and throw them as far as I could into the desert, and then I would go search for them.

I started to search dry lake beds and dune areas in the Southern part of my state. In Jan/1997 I was searching an area East of Columbus, New Mexico and I finally did what most people though was impossible (especially my wife) âe¦ I found a NEW Meteorite! This was the Columbus , New Mexico , H5. T were seven small pieces of this chondrite and the total known weight at the time was only 184 grams. Since then I have recovered about 2 kilos of fragments. On an interesting note, it only took me about 300 hours to find my first meteorite!

My wife and I had a bet going at the time of the Columbus find. She said, âeoeIf, If you find a new meteorite, then you can go anyw in the world and go hunt!âe Well, I did. I next took our bank savings and headed out to search the Imilac strewnfield in the Atacama Desert of Chile. This area had produced many meteorites, but was remote and difficult to search. I went t and found 20 kilos of Imilac Pallasite individuals. I sold most, bought more meteorites and continued to hunt for moreâe¦

Over the next few years, I either personally found or recovered through research, the following meteorites: Correo, New Mexico (200 grams), Glorietta (~1kilo), Odessa, Texas (20 kilos), Wagon Mound (87.5kg), Portales Valley (600+ grams), Gold Basin (~5 kilos), Kermit, Texas (001-005, About ~200 grams), Floydada (b) (6.266kg), Oâe(tm)Donnell, Texas (12.7kg), Falsey Draw, New Mexico (4.18kg), Steins, New Mexico (New Stone!), Pasamonte (b), New Mexico , and Tolar, New Mexico. This is only a partial list of meteorites that I have recovered or discovered from the fieldâe¦

I love to hunt for these cosmic stones and in the hunting for meteorites, I have a discovered a passion for collecting and selling these space treasures, as well. You will find more about me and my meteorite adventures, spread throughout my Meteorite Collection for sale pages in my ebay storeâe¦

This specimen is from the MICHAEL COTTINGHAM METEORITE COLLECTION and is guaranteed to be authentic and as stated...