Connoisseur Meteorite Collection Cigar Box Lot



This is a premium cigar box filled with one kilogram (approx. 1005 grams or 2.5 pounds) of unclassified stony meteorites.

The meteorites were recovered from the Saharan Desert in the early 1990's and have resided in a single collection since their sale now. I acquired these directly from the owner who bought them on an expedition to Morocco in the days just prior to the gold rush of so-called "NWA" meteorites. These stones were hand-picked from a larger lot of five kilograms. The stones have pleasing dark desert varnish and some have patches of remnant fusion crust. Many have a glossy wind polish to them. All of them are uncut and have only been lightly cleaned with a soft brush to remove sand and dust.

The storage box is a wooden cigar box from the Arturo Fuente "Love Affair" brand of cigars. This is a premium brand of cigars and a full box of these cigars is very expensive. In this case, you get the heavy box that is made of wood and has brass hardware. This is not a cheapie box of thin or fake wood. It still has the original color lid insert.

Judging by appearances and magnetic attraction, the majority of these meteorites are L and H chondrites. Some show chondrules on the surface and many of these might be worth cutting open or slicing. There is a total of 1007 grams of stones (a little over 1 kilogram). Some of these are small and would be great for gifting. Others are larger and would make nice hand specimens. Others have features that might make them good for cutting or slicing.

Refer to the photos. You are purchasing the box and all of the meteorites shown. The box and meteorites will be packed well for shipping.