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3.2g COLD BOKKEVELD - CM2 I Historic Carbonaceous Chondrite Fall of 1838

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  • $ 1,900.00


On Offer: 3.2g fragment of Cold Bokkeveld the historic first CM2 meteorite that fell in South Africa in 1838, over 50 years before Mighei. As the first ever CM2 fall, it has a special significance to collectors and museums. 

Description: Beautiful 3.2 gram Cold Bokkeveld carbonaceous chondrite crusted fragment with original collection catalogue number from the Walton Meteorite Collection.

Fell: October 13th, 1838

Type: CM2 Carnonaceous Chondrite  Meteorite

Provenance: Mr. Wayne Walton was one of the first scientists to study rocks from the first lunar landing, NASA's Apollo 11 mission. His team originated and compiled most of the information in NASA's catalogues, Apollo 11 Lunar Sample and Apollo 14 Rock Samples. Mr. Walton's double major in Geology and Chemistry at Drury College in Springfield, Missouri had led to a Masters Degree in Geochemistry at University of Arizona, after which he became a research chemist at the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company. Later, as he prepared for a career in teaching - his life's greatest passion - at Ohio State University, he became intrigued with meteorites. He began his prolific collecting hobby and subsequently chose meteorites as the subject of his dissertation; Phase Equilibrium in the System Farringtonite-Whitlockite-Forsterite at One Atmosphere Pressure. From this study, new and unusual minerals have been discovered. After Mr. Walton's career at NASA, he taught as a missionary in Africa for fourteen years, where, in the early 1990's, he was instrumental in making the discovery of the Gao meteorite known to the world. Mr. Walton's fascination with meteorites resulted in a fine assemblage of specimens representing a spectacular variety of localities, including rarely seen meteorites like this Cold Bokkeveld CM2 specimen from South Africa.

What you get: 3.2g Cold Bokkeveld Carbonaceous Chondrite crusted Fragment Meteorite Specimen as shown, Membrane Storage/Display Box, & signed Certificate of Authenticity.

I offer a 100% no questions asked 30 day return policy. 


Cold Bokkeveld
Basic information Name: Cold Bokkeveld
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1838
Country: South Africa
Mass:help 5.2 kg
NHM Catalogue:   5th Edition   (2000)   CM2
MetBase:   v. 7.1   (2006)   CM2
Recommended:   CM2    [explanation]

This is 1 of 540 approved meteorites classified as CM2. 

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