Franconia, Mojave Desert H5 Chondrite, Micromount


Franconia meteorites were first recovered out of the Mojave Desert of Arizona and classified in 2002. Since then, several other distinctly-different types of meteorite have been found there, representing many separate falls. The most common Franconia find is the H5 chondrite that is moderately shocked and weathered (S3 and W2). Other named finds from this same strewnfield include the so-called "Franconia irons", Sacramento Wash, Yucca, Buck Mountain, and Palo Verde Mine. Due to the unusually-concentrated number of different find types in this same strewnfield, Franconia and it's environs are the subject of ongoing scientific scrutiny. The specimens being offered here are of the H5 variety.

Refer to the photo. The black centimeter cube is shown for scale and is not included. You are purchasing a single small fragment similar to the one shown. Your purchase will include a labeled gemjar for safe storage.