Mile High Meteorites was established in 1996, one of the first meteorite businesses on the internet and soon became the place where beginning and experienced meteorite collectors could purchase rare and exotic meteorites. We offer many types of meteorites for sale, including: iron meteorites, stony-iron (pallasite) meteorites, achondrite meteorites, meteorites from the Moon and Mars, and historic meteorites with documentation. Many of the meteorites we sell are used for meteorite jewelry, meteorite knives, inlays within dinosaur bone, and other artisanal forms.
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Exceptional provenance! This 291 gram complete slice of the Albin, Wyoming pallasite was once part of the Harvard University Meteorite Collection. It was acquired by meteorite dealer/collector Allan Langheinrich. Complete slices like this are very difficult to obtain especially with museum provenance. The 37.6 kg main mass of the Albin, Wyoming pallasite was found by a rancher in 1915. The olivine are yellowish-green in color, many are fragmented and visible as shards.
One look at this meteorite and you will understand why the Esquel pallasite is known as the "King of the Pallasites" amongst collectors, The Esquel pallasite is prized for its golden gem-quality peridot (olivine) crystals, some can be faceted for jewelry. This large 186.7 gram slice is polished on both sides, clear coated for protection, and has an edge of the original exterior. An incredible specimen!
Hands down, one of the the best large Sikhote-Alin meteorites I have even owned or seen for that matter. This beautufully thumbprinted piece was in my hands over a decade ago; I sold it to a collector who had to part with it recently and it landed back in my hands. The fusion crust is classic gray-blue, indicative of an uncleaned VINTAGE Sikhote-Alin meteorite. The edges display flow lines from its passage through the atmosphere and the obverse side has wonderful flutes and flight markings. More images available upon request. Looks amazing displayed and is sure to garner many comments. Measures 18 cm X 14 cm X 8 cm and weighs 10.3 kilograms.
Ghubara is an underapprecaited meteorite-It contains trapped gases related to the solar-wind and rock fragments of different chondritic types. From 2018 study of Ghubara, the scientists concluded "we favor a scenario in which a large impact event on L-chondrite asteroid 470 Ma ago caused release, mobilization, fractionation and redistribution of accumulated gases on the Ghubara parent body. The Ghubara breccia was formed at that event and occluded trapped gases into the voids." Ghubara was one of the first meteorites found in the "hot" deserts of Oman, back in 1954. 63.8 gram slice with mirror polish.
The NWA 10553 meteorite is a brecciated eucrite that originated from an asteroid parent body. Its age ranges between 4.4 to 4.5 billion years and is determined to be ejection debris from an impact event on the asteroid body.
This end cut has tan-colored clasts set in a black fine-grained matrix that contains scattered augite-pyroxene and minor amounts of other minerals. 15.5 gram end section with mirror polished face.
The NWA 10553 meteorite is a brecciated eucrite that originated from an asteroid parent body. Its age ranges between 4.4 to 4.5 billion years and is determined to be ejection debris from an impact event on the asteroid body.
This slice cut has tan-colored clasts set in a black fine-grained matrix that contains scattered augite-pyroxene and minor amounts of other minerals. 10.5 gram, thin slice with mirror polished face.
On January 1, 1998 a bright fireball was seen traveling west to east over Pikes Peak in central Colorado. The meteorite was subsequently recovered by a boy rockhunting on March 4, 2000. The meteorite was eventually purchased by Matt Morgan and Gary Curtiss. The Elbert meteorite is an extremely fresh LL6 chondrite. This nearly complete slice, rimmed by black crust, comes from the main mass and was wire-saw cut for maximum surface area (65mm X 58 mm). This is my last slice of this incredibly rare Colorado witnessed fall Slice weighs 17.4 grams.
On June 27, 1966, residents of Saint-Séverin, France and nearby villages witnessed a series of explosions and a sonic boom. Not long after, a meteorite of 113 kg was extracted from a crater that measured 60 cm in depth and 80 cm in diameter. This 28.87 gram complete slice comes from my large mass that I acquired from Robert Haag. The slice is beautifully brecciated, has some fusion crust and measures a sizable 120 mm X 95 mm!
This is an attractive iron meteorite with a similar appearche to Gibeon. The original mass was found in 1999 by a Turkish farmer and was only recently classified as a rare ungrouped finest octahedrite iron meteorite. 82.9 gram slice etched on both sides with a rim of brown crust.
Nice affordable example of the Sericho Pallasite from Kenya. In 2016, two brothers were searching for their camels and came across several large, dense stones west of the village of Habaswein and south of Sericho, Kenya. They spent several weeks collecting them with engine hoists and moving them to their homes in Habaswein. Though recognized as meteorites in 2016, the masses had been known to camel-herders for decades. One village elder said that as a child, he and his brothers would play on top of the stones.
104 gram end section with mirror polished face.
Complete slice with an outstanding Widmanstatten pattern. Polished and etched on one side. 43.5 grams
Rare carbonaceous chondrite type CM2 that was witnessed to fall after a bright meteor appeared on April 23, 2019 in Costa Rica. The Aguas Zarcas (like the Murchison, Australia meteorite) contains EXTRATERRESTRIAL AMINO ACIDS (the building blocks of life). This piece was recovered within days of the fall and is about 60% complete and weighs 1.38 grams.
Stunning 24.47 gram part slice of a very rare LL3.2 chondrite. The Krymka meteorite was observed to fall on January 21, 1946 in the Ukraine. It is a very primitive chondrite (thus the LL3.2 designation) having undergone very little metamorphism on its parent body. The slice is packed with multi-colored chondrules and is rimmed by fresh fusion crust on the natural edges. Kyrmka also contains "mysterite" which are dark patches of unknown celestial origin. Slice comes with copies of two labels from the Russian Academy of Sciences.
A true centerpiece of a meteorite collection! This complete slice of the Imilac pallasite is polished to a mirror finish on both sides. One of the largest slices of Imilac that we have offered in over 10 years. The olivine (peridot) crystals are golden-yellow in color - cosmic jewels! The Imilac pallasite was first recovered from the Atacama Desert in Chile back in 1822. 148 gram slice rimmed by the original exterior with glowing olivine.
On October 5, 2004 John, Megan, and Casper Whiteis were outside when they heard "whistling" noise and a thud. Approximately 100 feet away, they saw a dust cloud in their horse pen. Only minutes later, they recovered a 960 gram meteorite from a shallow pit in the pen. This slice was acquired through a trade with the University of New Mexico Institute of Meteoritics and is an exceedingly rare eucrite achondrite fall from the U.S. Comes with UNM specimen card. Slice is 5.6 grams and has a edge of fusion crust.
According to the Handbook of Iron Meteorites, "A mass of 130 kg (287 pounds) was found in 1958 by Jose Silva when he was chopping wood in the mountainous, sparsely populated regions of western Durango. The meteorite was brought to scientific knowledge when it was purchased in 1964 for the collection of Arizona State University." A very unique iron with a sugary recrystallized internal structure. 10.0 gram slice.
A sample of the inner workings of an asteroid! Gorgeous and very stable stony-iron pallasite with gem-quality olivine set in an iron-nickel matrix. Pallasites give us a glimpse of the internal structure of differentiated asteroids as their chemical composition and visual texture suggest they formed deep within their parent body. 78.5 gram slice with transparent golden olivine (peridot)
The Murchison meteorite fell on September 28, 1969 near the village of Murchison in southeastern Australia. Murchison is one of the most studied meteorites of all time. It is rich in carbon, contains amino acids and calcium-aluminum inclusions. In 2020, researchers determined Murchison contains silicon-carbide minerals that are neary 7 billion years old! This is becoming extremely hard to obtain due to its scientific importance.
1.40 gram slice (no fusion crust).
Fresh slice of the Allende carbonaceous chondrite from a larger piece from the Dr. Elbert King (NASA) collection. The Allende meteorite is the most studied meteorite so far. It was found to contain graphite and diamond, and amino acids, some of which are not found on Earth! Just recently scientists discovered it contains and iron and lithium-rich protein of extraterrestrial origin. 18.4 gram slice with an edge of fusion crust.
49.0 gram stone with velvety black fusion crust and brecciated interior. This is from the famed "Chelyabinsk Event" of February 15, 2013 that damaged 7200 buildings, caused almost 1500 injuries and deposited over 1000 kgs of meteorites.
This is a slice of the famous Peekskill, New York meteorite that was captured on video from a high school football game. On October 9, 1992 a very bright fireball was seen over several eastern states; the resulting 12 kg meteorite ended up crashing through the rear of Michelle Knapp's red Chevy Malibu. This is a very tough to obtain meteorite and has an incredible story to go with it! 2.25 gram slice with veining.
On November 20, 2016, after the appearance of a bright fireball, stones fell in a strewn field of at least 12 × 2 km in several communities within Aiquile The main bolide fragmentation occurred over the Tablamayu community. In the Cruz Loma community, C. Veizaga witnessed the fall of the largest stone (36.3 kg) about 500 m from him. 62.1 gram 90% complete individual with black fusion crust.
A rare German iron that was found in 1724 but may be related to a fireball witnessed in 1164 or 1545. Steinbach was the first classified anomalous IVA iron. 3.4 gram slice with collection label.
Quite fresh example of a Martian Shergottite. You can clearly see the individual pyroxene crystals and some black glass pockets of melt. There is a small edge of fusion crust on this stunning 5.74 gram complete slice.
A rarely-seen slice of a Nakhlite is available here. This 0.86 gram slice was cut from my large fragment that was examined by the University of New Mexico and was determined to be paired to NWA 10153. Nakhlites were formed from basaltic magma about 1.3 billion years ago. They contain augite and olivine crystals. It has been shown that the Nakhlites were infused with liquid water around 620 million years ago and that they were ejected from Mars around 10.75 million years ago by an asteroid impact. They fell to Earth within the last 10,000 years. Slice is rimmed by epoxy for cutting purposes.
Nicely thumbprinted 40 gram complete Sikhote-Alin meteorite. This comes from my old stash of complete beauties I purchased many years ago. Examples like these are tough to find these days.
This 23.5 gram complete individual is a classic dry lake find from California! Originally found in February 2001.
Nicely shaped 64 gram Sikhote-Alin iron meteorite. This comes from my old stash of complete beauties I purchased many years ago. Examples like these are tough to find these days.
Vinales fell on February 1st, 2019 near Pinar del Rio, Cuba at about 1 PM local time. The fireball meteor was caught on video and local residents thought it was a crashing plane. One of the meteorites struck a laptop (we have it!) and penetrated roofs. This 9.45 gram complete stone was collected only a few hours after the fall and has black fusion crust!
This is a 53.4 gram complete slice of the Wells, Texas LL3.3 from my personal collection. The Wells meteorite was a single stone 4135 gram total recovery in 1985. The chondrule field on Wells is amazing! Former Jim Schwade Collection.
The NWA 12269 Mars meteorite was classified in December 2018 as a Martian shergottite. Geologically, the meteorite is of igneous texture with a small proportion of glass or crypto-crystalline material. This slice of Mars weighs 1.32 grams.
The NWA 12269 Mars meteorite was classified in December 2018 as a Martian shergottite. Geologically, the meteorite is of igneous texture with a small proportion of glass or crypto-crystalline material. This slice of MARS weighs 3.5 grams.
The Olivenza meteorites were recovered after the appearance of a massive fireball on June 19, 1924. Olivenza is the sole LL5 from Spain and the main mass of 50 kg is under lock and key at the Spanish National Science Museum in Madrid (Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales) This is a difficult to obtain Spanish witnessed fall! 14.9 gram crusted fragment.
A very affordable complete fragment with many anorthosite clasts in a grayish matrix. Orange spots are areas of desert soil. This feldspathic breccia likely originates from the nearside of the moon.
This feldspathic breccia likely originates from the nearside of the moon.
6.88 gram complete slice with mirror polish. A stunning and affordable example of a piece of our nearest neighbor.
1.89 gram slice of the Juvinas meteorite which fell in Ardeche, France on June 15, 1821. A rare French eucrite. This slice came from a larger slice that was from the Robert Haag collection.
This famous American meteorite arrived to earth on February 18, 1948 after the appearance of a massive fireball meteor. A 2360 pound mass was located within a 10-ft deep impact hole. The main mass, which is the largest singe fall of a meteorite on U.S. soil, is the centerpiece of the University of New Mexico Institute of Meteoritics Collection (IOM). This unusually large 114.9g fragment with cut face has painted IOM numbers and comes with museum specimen card.
This famous American meteorite arrived to earth on February 18, 1948 after the appearance of a massive fireball. A 2360 pound mass was located within a 10-ft deep impact hole. The main mass, which is the largest singe fall of a meteorite on U.S. soil is the centerpiece of the University of New Mexico Institute of Meteoritics Collection (IOM). This 7.8 g fragment comes from the IOM with specmen card and painted number.
Caramel-colored fusion crust with flow lines are characteristics of this attractive achondrite. 31.5 gram individual.
Many stones rained down over the towns of Johnstown and Elwell, Colorado on July 6, 1924. The event was witnessed by many attendees during a funeral service. The largest piece of 23.5 kg was unearthed from a pit within a beet field. Johnstown is classified as a diogenite with emerald green hypersthene crystals set in an golden matrix. 3.09 gram slice.
Complete slice with an outstanding Widmanstatten pattern. Polished and etched on one side. 43.65 grams
Abbott meteorite was found between 1951 and 1960 in Colfax County, New Mexico with a total weight of about 21 kg. It is an unusual class of chondritic meteorite called a regolith breccia containing both carbonaceous and chondritic fragments, melt pockets and trapped solar-wind gases. This 85.8 gram end section is from University of New Mexico Institute of Meteoritics collection. Specimen has painted UNM number and comes with UNM specimen card.
Six stones were recovered in 2011 near Zag, Morocco. The total recovered weight was 503 grams. This meteorite is distinguished by containing a rare granophyre clast. Slice has a gray matrix with lithic clasts and white feldspar grains (full description).
Slice weighs 8.89 grams
WOW! A rare Renazzo-type carbonaceous chondrite with a very low total known weight of only 237 grams! Renazzo-type carbonaceous chrondrites are a subgroup of carbonaceous chondrites that are distinguished by large, abundant porphyritic chondrules (0.7 mm, 50 vol%), many of which have igneous rims, few refractory inclusions, abundant metal (5-8 vol%), and fine-grained matrix that is commonly hydrated (up to 50 vol%) (Meteoritical Bulletin). 24.38 gram complete slice.
One look at this meteorite and you will understand why the Esquel pallasite is known as the "King of the Pallasites" amongst collectors, The Esquel pallasite is prized for its golden gem-quality peridot (olivine) crystals, some can be faceted for jewelry. This 37 gram slice is highly polished on one side and etched on the other and has an edge of the original exterior. An incredible specimen!
Rare carbonaceous chondrite type CM2 that was witnessed to fall after a bright meteor appeared on April 23, 2019 in Costa Rica. The Aguas Zarcas (like the Murchison, Australia meteorite) contains EXTRATERRESTRIAL AMINO ACIDS (the building blocks of life). This piece was recovered within days of the fall. 1.4 gram complete slice.
The Tsarev meteorite fall probably occurred on December 6, 1922, was recovered in 1968 and recognized as a meteorite in 1979. The meteorite's recovery took place in the fields surrounding the village of Tsarev in the former USSR. This complete slice is full of shiny metalflake, highly polished to a mirror finish and rimmed by weathered fusion crust. 33.4 gram complete slice.
The 58.6 kg main mass of the Guadalupe y Calvo iron meteorite was originally used as a dog bowl. It was later traded for a pick-up truck! Guadalupe y Calvo is part of the "hexahedrite" iron meteorite structural class, meaning it contains between 4.5 and 6.5% nickel. When etched with dilute nitric acid it exhibits "Neumann" lines and lacks the typical Widmanstatten pattern of most iron meteorites. This 165 gram slice has an edge of weathered fusion crust, one etched face with visible Neumann lines, Comes with Schwade Collection label.
A beautful end section with a full back that is black crusted with contraction cracks of a very fresh LL4 from Morocco. One of my favorites. 26.45 grams
A shower of about 20 meteorites fell on the village of Kunashak during the afternoon of June 11, 1949. One of the meteorites penetrated the roof of a house. This slice is beautifully brecciated and has abundant flecks of nickel-iron metal. The slice thickness is tapered down to less than 1 mm which does not detract from it appearance. Weight is 48.8 grams.
A 22 kg stone plus 11 smaller pieces totaling ~18 kg were found in 1996 November in a dry river bed by a farmer who was searching for Gibeon irons. People searching with metal detectors recovered hundreds of additional buried, more weathered pieces within 50 m of the original material since 2000 November, bringing the total mass to ~120–130 kg. The largest specimen was used in a garden wall until 2000 August. The polished face on this slice shows an abundance of small chondules and other chondritic clasts. 14.5 gram slice.
Lodranites, and their relative the Acapulocites, are an unusual type of primitive achondrite. They are related to chondrites, which have undergone heating and melting to the point where the original texture of the chondrite parent body (chondrules) has been recrystallized. Lodranites are named after the Lodran meteorite that fell in Pakistan in 1868. NWA 5488 is one of the most attractive Lodranites to come out of NWA. The above image, taken in reflected light, shows the brecciated nature of the meteorite. 5.5 gram end section.
This famous American meteorite arrived to earth on February 18, 1948 after the appearance of a massive fireball. A 2360 pound mass was located within a 10-ft deep impact hole. The main mass, which is the largest singe fall of a meteorite on U.S. soil is the centerpiece of the University of New Mexico Institute of Meteoritics Collection (IOM). This 11.54 g fragment comes from the IOM with specmen card and painted number.
On the afternoon of 19 April 2018, a large fireball detonated over the Nigerian state of Oyo. This fireball was recorded by NASAs Center for Near Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) as event 2018-04-19 14:02:27. The meteoroid entered at 20.9 km/s and detonated at an altitude of 30 km at 7.5’N, 3.6’E releasing a calculated total impact energy of 0.23 kt (Meteoritical Bulletin). This 21.9 gram thin slice has an edge of crust and beautiful chondlues indicative of an L3.
Angrites are a rare group of achondrites consisting mostly of the mineral augite with some olivine, anorthite and troilite. The group is named for the Angra dos Reis meteorite that fell on January 20, 1869 in Brazil. Angrites are basaltic rocks that contain gas bubbles or vesicles. They are the oldest igneous meteorites with crystallization ages of around 4.55 billion years. The D'Orbigny meteorite was found in 1979 in Argentina. 8.3 gram thin slice.
Abbott meteorite was found between 1951 and 1960 in Colfax County, New Mexico with a total weight of about 21 kg. It is an unusal class of chondritic meteorite called a regolith breccia containing both carbonaceous and chondritic fragments, melt pockets and trapped solar-wind gases. This complete 114.92 gram specimen is from University of New Mexico Institute of Meteoritics collection. Specimen has painted UNM number and comes with UNM specimen card.
Vinales fell on February 1st, 2019 near Pinar del Rio, Cuba at about 1 PM local time. The fireball meteor was caught on video and local residents thought it was a crashing plane. One of the meteorites struck a laptop (we have it!) and penetrated roofs. This 12.58 gram piece is broken in half but has black crust on the non-broken sides. It was collected only a few hours after the fall.
Vinales fell on February 1st, 2019 near Pinar del Rio, Cuba at about 1 PM local time. The fireball meteor was caught on video and local residents thought it was a crashing plane. One of the meteorites struck a laptop (we have it!) and penetrated roofs. This 14.03 gram complete stone has both primary and secondary crus over ~70% of its surface. Exposed areas display a brecciated interior. It was collected only a few hours after the fall.
The Spade, Texas meteorite was found by a man working his cotton field. The single 8.86 kg piece was sold to Matt Morgan (owner of Mile High Meteorites) and Gary Curtiss. Spade is a rare "annelaed impact melt H6 chondrite" with an amazing field of fine-grained metalflake on the cut surface. I cut this piece off of my main mass. 114 gram part slice, with a mirror polished face and edge of fusion crust
The Canyon Diablo meteorite is a fragment of the 30 ton mass that was responsible for the famous Meteor Crater near Winslow, Arizona. Meteor Crater is one of the best-preserved meteorite impact craters on Earth. It was formed about 50,000 years ago when a 150-ft wide mass of iron and nickel slammed into the Arizona desert at nearly 8 miles per SECOND, creating a one-mile wide crater! This heafty 234 gram end section has a very attractive medium-width Widmanstatten pattern and also contains diamonds (carbonados).
NWA 13446 is a rare ungrouped cumulate achondrite that consists dominantly of zoned olivine (~90%) with intercumulus assemblages of low-Ca pyroxene, augite and sodic plagioclase-like glass. The polished surface reveals blades of olivine that are layered and blobs of metal. See the Meteoritical Bulletin entry for NWA 13346 here. This 1.53 gram slice has an edge of weathered fusion crust.
Eucrites (like this slice of NWA 10554) are simply lava flows from the surface of asteroids. On occasion they get blasted from the surface and make their way to earth as meteorites. This handsome slice is typical of breccaited eucrites, being composed of broken fragments of basaltic material. Also you won't find a more affordable eucrite! 14.48 gram complete slice with fusion crust.